Personalizing Lung Cancer Care Through Biomarkers and Precision Medicine With Blanca Ledezma, MSN, NP

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Blanca Ledezma, MSN, NP, elucidates the current landscape of therapeutically actionable biomarkers in lung cancer and the promising future of precision medicine in this field. In addition, she explains the clinical applications for lung cancer biomarkers in nursing practice, including unique toxicity management and patient education for novel therapies.  

Caring for Patients Receiving CAR T-Cell Therapy With Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Joshua Sasine, Hematologist-Oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses the factors that make patients suitable candidates for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, strategies to minimize the unique toxicities associated with these treatments, and the future of the use of CAR T-cell therapy in the outpatient setting.  

Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Exploring Patient-Reported Outcomes With Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP, and Ajay Major, MD, MBA

Recently, Dr. Rahul Banerjee, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and Editorial Board member for Oncology Data Advisor, spoke with Dr. Ajay Major, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, in a live interview discussion in honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Major engaged in a riveting conversation about the role of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in lymphoma and myeloma, including how to interpret them and how to include them when designing research.  

Join us for ODACon™ 2022 Supportive Care Summit in November!

Oncology Data Advisor™ invites you to attend this one-day virtual conference focusing on breast cancer. This virtual conference will provide expert perspectives on the mechanisms of action and efficacy/safety profiles of novel therapy classes, therapeutic selection based on individual patient and tumor characteristics, and approaches for anticipating and detecting symptoms and side effects.

Caring for Patients Receiving CAR T-Cell Therapy With Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Joshua Sasine, Hematologist-Oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses the factors that make patients suitable candidates for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, strategies to minimize the unique toxicities associated with these treatments, and the future of the use of CAR T-cell therapy in the outpatient setting.  

No One Left Alone: Taking the First Steps to Address Cancer Disparities With Kashyap Patel, MD

At the recent International Myeloma Society (IMS) Annual Meeting, Dr. Kashyap Patel, CEO of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates and President of the Community Oncology Alliance, spoke about practical solutions for addressing disparities in multiple myeloma in the United States. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Patel digs deep into the multifaceted factors that contribute to cancer disparities and shares his pioneering work that aims to ensure that every patient with cancer receives equitable access to care.  

Determining Patient Selection for CAR T-Cell Therapy in Multiple Myeloma With Beth Faiman, PhD, CNP

While chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T–cell therapy has revolutionized the treatment landscape for multiple myeloma, the high demand for these efficacious therapies has made patient selection a challenge. At the recent International Myeloma Society Annual Meeting, Beth Faiman, a Nurse Practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, presented a poster about a clinical factor scoring system that she and her colleagues have developed to aid in these decisions. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Faiman explains how this innovative system works and the next steps to validate it and implement it into practice in the future.  

No One Left Alone: Taking the First Steps to Address Cancer Disparities With Kashyap Patel, MD

At the recent International Myeloma Society (IMS) Annual Meeting, Dr. Kashyap Patel, CEO of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates and President of the Community Oncology Alliance, spoke about practical solutions for addressing disparities in multiple myeloma in the United States. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Patel digs deep into the multifaceted factors that contribute to cancer disparities and shares his pioneering work that aims to ensure that every patient with cancer receives equitable access to care.  

Guiding Breast Cancer Surgical Decisions With Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center, discusses the significance of Magtrace, a liquid tracer which has recently become a game changer in guiding surgical decisions for patients with breast cancer.  

Guiding Breast Cancer Surgical Decisions With Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center, discusses the significance of Magtrace, a liquid tracer which has recently become a game changer in guiding surgical decisions for patients with breast cancer.  

The Future of MRD in Multiple Myeloma Treatment Decision Making With Rahul Banerjee, MD, and Ben Derman, MD

In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board member Dr. Rahul Banerjee speaks with Dr. Ben Derman, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, about his research regarding measurable residual disease (MRD) detection in multiple myeloma and its potential role in guiding treatment decisions.  

New Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes in Graft-Versus-Host Disease With Shernan Holtan, MD, and Carrie Kitko, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · New Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes in Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality (DeFilipp et al, 2021; Malard et al, 2020). Acute GVHD occurs within 100 days of transplant and typically targets the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and liver (LLS, 2022). Chronic GVHD often presents within the first year...

World Lung Cancer Day With Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, and Corey Langer, MD

On August 1st, Oncology Data Advisor hosted a live panel discussion in honor of World Lung Cancer Day, featuring Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, and Corey Langer, MD, both of the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center. Ms. Sandy and Dr. Langer discussed the improvements in survival that have occurred in recent years due to the development of novel therapies, groundbreaking developments in the fields of immunotherapy and targeted therapy, and exciting advances that lay on the horizon for patients with lung cancer in the coming years.  

New Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Marginal Zone Lymphoma With Ariela Noy, MD, and Matthew Matasar, MD

i3 Health · New Perspectives in the Management of Marginal Zone Lymphoma Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) comprises approximately 7% of all mature non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) (Cerhan & Haberman, 2021). According to the World Health Organization classification, there are three subtypes: extranodal MZL, also referred to as mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue (MALT) lymphoma; splenic MZL, which originates from memory B lymphocytes located in the marginal zone of secondary lymphoid follicles ...

Understanding the Research on Novel Treatments and Nutritional Interventions for Multiple Myeloma With Urvi Shah, MD

During the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Dr. Urvi Shah from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to share her perspectives on the exciting research that was presented in the poster discussion session she chaired on novel therapies for multiple myeloma. In addition, Dr. Shah explains more about her work to impact patients' quality of life and outcomes through nutritional interventions.

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMed. 

Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of T-Cell Lymphoma With Aaron Goodman, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of T-Cell Lymphoma T-cell lymphoma (TCL) is an uncommon subtype accounting for approximately 15% of all cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States (LRF, 2022). Compared with its B-cell counterpart, TCL has a poor prognosis and is associated with a 5-year survival rate of less than 20%. The clinical and pathologic presentations of TCL are varied and often nonspecific, making diagnosis and treatment challenging (...

Tackling Violence and Stigmatization to Decrease Cancer Disparities for Transgender Patients With Ash Alpert, MD, MFA

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Ash Alpert, a postdoctoral fellow in health services research at Brown University, presented two posters regarding the associations between violence and cancer risk factors for transgender and cisgender people. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Alpert delves further into the implications of these two studies' results and shares how their ongoing research in this field seeks to improve the care of transgender people in the health care setting.  

World Lung Cancer Day With Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, and Corey Langer, MD

On August 1st, Oncology Data Advisor hosted a live panel discussion in honor of World Lung Cancer Day, featuring Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, and Corey Langer, MD, both of the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center. Ms. Sandy and Dr. Langer discussed the improvements in survival that have occurred in recent years due to the development of novel therapies, groundbreaking developments in the fields of immunotherapy and targeted therapy, and exciting advances that lay on the horizon for patients with lung cancer in the coming years.  

Treatment Advances in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia With Morie Gertz, MD, MACP

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Treatment Advances in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare cancer of B lymphocytes associated with lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM) (LLS, 2021). Often considered a disease occurring in older adults, this malignancy accounts for between 1% and 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (Dimopoulos & Kastritis, 2019; ACS, 2018).&n...

Updates in Mantle Cell Lymphoma With John Leonard, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Updates in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive variant of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that comprises approximately 5% of all lymphomas. Compared with patients who have other aggressive lymphomas, patients with MCL often do not respond as well to treatment (ACS, 2019).Although recent advances have slightly increased remission rates, recurrence and relapse remain very common, leading to a median overall sur...

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