Oncology Nursing Month With Maria Badillo and Doyle Bosque: The Ever-Changing Opportunities of Research Nursing

Oncology Data Advisor™ · The Ever-Changing Opportunities of Research Nursing In honor of Oncology Nursing Month in May, Oncology Data Advisor is celebrating the stories of these essential members of the cancer care team. For this interview, editorial board member Maria Badillo, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRP, speaks with Doyle Bosque, RN, Director of Nursing Research Programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Mr. Bosque explains the role that he plays in the oversight of clinical trials and shares...

Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQIA+ Cancer Community With Don S. Dizon, MD

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Don S. Dizon continues the conversation he had at the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, where he and three other professionals held a panel to spearhead the topic of improving quality of care for LGBTQIA+ individuals with cancer. Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology Data Advisor. Today, I am joined by Dr. Don Dizon, Professor of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Recently, Dr. Dizon spoke at ...

You’re Invited! Special Event: Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of T-Cell Lymphoma

i3 Health would like to cordially invite you to our upcoming event, Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of T-Cell Lymphoma, a live CME/NCPD-approved webinar. Due to high demand, we are pleased to offer two dates and times for this expert-led discussion: Monday, June 13, 2022, at 3:00 PM EDT, and Friday, June 17, 2022, at 12:00 PM EDT. T-cell lymphoma (TCL) is an uncommon subtype accounting for approximately 15% of all cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States. The clinical and patho...

Oncology Nursing Month With Maria Badillo and Sherry Adkins: Nursing Considerations for CAR T-Cell Therapy

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Nursing Considerations for CAR T-Cell Therapy With Maria Badillo and Sherry Adkins In honor of Oncology Nursing Month in May, Oncology Data Advisor is celebrating the stories of these essential members of the cancer care team. For this interview, editorial board member Maria Badillo, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRP, speaks with Sherry Adkins, MSN, ANP-C, Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, about her groundbreaking research in the developm...

Exploring the Impact of Cemiplimab and Pembrolizumab in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Shaheer Khan, DO

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Exploring the Impact of Cemiplimab and Pembrolizumab in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, Oncology Data Advisor spoke with Dr. Shaheer Khan, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Khan shares the promising results of two recent trials of cemiplimab and pembrolizumab for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, explains future directions in the treatment of patients who are ineligib...

Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecan-nxki Approved for Treatment of Breast Cancer

The FDA has approved fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu®, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.) for treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–positive breast cancer. The approval is specific to individuals who have had prior treatment with an anti–HER2-based regimen in the metastatic, neoadjuvant, or adjuvant setting and have developed disease recurrence within six months of completing therapy. "Although HER2-targeted therapies have improved dise...

Navigating the Selection of Immunotherapy in Metastatic Melanoma With Benjamin Izar, MD

Recently, the FDA approved the combination of relatlimab plus nivolumab for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. However, many challenges remain in the selection of patients who will benefit from these agents and in determining alternative options for those who are ineligible for the combination. In this interview in honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Benjamin Izar discusses the risk-benefit balance of immunotherapy selection and offers advice for clinicians in how to choose th...

Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO For patients with testicular cancer, planning is necessary to ensure that patients feel prepared regarding the implications of their disease in the years after they finish treatment. In this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Katie Murray, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri Department of Surgery-Urology, shares advice for members of the cancer care team o...

Taking a Nuanced Approach to Testicular Cancer Management With Sam Kaffenberger, MD

For this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Sam Kaffenberger, an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan Health System, explains the importance of taking a nuanced approach to the management of individual patients with testicular cancer, with the goal of minimizing toxicity and achieving the best possible outcomes for treatment and surgery. This interview has been conducted in partnership with the American Urological Association, a premier urologic ...

Can Digital Health Tools Improve Quality of Life in Multiple Myeloma? Insights from Neha Korde, MD, and Rahul Banerjee, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Can Digital Health Tools Improve Quality of Life in Multiple Myeloma? In this interview in honor of Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, Dr. Rahul Banerjee, a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and member of the Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board, speaks with Dr. Neha Korde of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about the potential of digital health tools to improve quality of life for patients with multiple myelom...

Expertise and Knowledge Gains Made for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

An educational live and enduring activity provided by i3 Health has demonstrated increased expertise and learning outcomes for treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, seeing an average of 1 out of 8 men being diagnosed with it within their lifetime. The typical treatment for progressive prostate disease is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT); however, it is common for prostate cancer to become castration-resistant or resistant to ADT....

Confronting Educational Needs in Treatment of Myelofibrosis

An educational live and enduring activity provided by i3 Health has demonstrated significant learning outcomes for the management and treatment of patients with myelofibrosis. Myelofibrosis, considered a form of chronic leukemia, is a rare type of myeloproliferative neoplasm. An estimated one-third of individuals who have myelofibrosis will not show any symptoms in the early stages of the disorder, which can last many years. However, as the disease develops, they will begin to exhibit symptoms s...

i3 Health Presents Oncology Nursing Showdown: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Edition at Oncology Nursing Society Congress

i3 Health's study focusing on the effectiveness of a nursing continuing professional development (NCPD)–approved activity to improve clinicians' knowledge of the individualized treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has been published as a 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress online abstract. The abstract, authored by Elizabeth Heller, PhD; Keira Smith, BA; Kristin Wright, PharmD; and Sarah Williams, MAT, of i3 Health, and Maria Badillo, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRP, Researc...

Oncology Showdown Activity Tackles Proficiency in Treatment of Advanced Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

An educational live and enduring activity provided by i3 Health has demonstrated significant learning outcomes for treatment of patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The live activity, which was presented virtually at the 4th Annual GLAONS Oncology Care Summit, used a competitive, team-based "game show" format to explore the latest strategies and expert perspectives in treatment of patients with advanced NHL, including subtypes of follicular lymphoma (FL) and chronic lymphocytic leu...

Supporting Educational Needs in Treatment of Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

An educational enduring activity provided by i3 Health demonstrated significant learning outcomes in the selection of treatment for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)–positive advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This activity was created to advise clinicians on the development of individualized treatment plans based on the best available evidence and emerging guideline recommendations. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, and the first most dead...

Axicabtagene Ciloleucel Approved for Second-Line Treatment of Large B-Cell Lymphoma

The FDA has approved axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta®, Kite Pharma, Inc.) for treatment of adult patients with large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). Axicabtagene ciloleucel, also known as axi-cel, is an autologous anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. It is indicated as a second-line treatment for patients who have already undergone first-line chemoimmunotherapy with no response or who have experienced relapse within 12 months of first-line chemoimmunotherapy. It is noted that axic...

Lutetium-177-PSMA-617 Approved for Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The FDA has approved lutetium-177 vipivotide tetraxetan (177Lu-PSMA-617) (Pluvicto™, Advanced Accelerator Applications, Novartis) for the treatment of patients with prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)–positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have undergone treatment with androgen receptor (AR) pathway inhibition and taxane-based chemotherapy. In addition, the FDA approved gallium-68 gozetotide (68Ga-PSMA-11) (Locametz®, Novartis), a radioactive diagnostic agent ...

Pembrolizumab Approved for Treatment of Advanced Endometrial Carcinoma

The FDA has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®, Merck) as a monotherapy for patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma that is microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) who have disease progression subsequent to systemic therapy and are not eligible for curative therapy or radiation. In addition, the FDA also approved the VENTANA MMR RxDx Panel (Ventana Medical Systems, Roche Tissue Diagnostics) to be used as a companion diagnostic device for selecting eligible...

Combination of Nivolumab and Relatlimab Approved for Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

The FDA has approved the combination of nivolumab and relatlimab-rmbw (Opdualag™, Bristol-Myers Squibb) for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. OpdualagTM is a fixed-dose dual immunotherapy combination of nivolumab, a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)–blocking antibody, and relatlimab, a first-in-class human lymphocyte–activation gene 3 (LAG-3)–blocking antibody, and is administered as a single intravenous (IV) infusion. "LAG-3 and PD-1 are distinct inhibitory immune checkpoi...

Addressing Knowledge Gaps in the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

An educational activity provided by i3 Health has revealed significant learning gains in the knowledge of novel treatment strategies for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The activity was presented virtually at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in 2020 and was made available as an enduring online activity. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women and men in the United States and is the third most diagnosed cancer worldwide. In the...

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