Personalizing Prostate Cancer Therapy With Christopher Iannuzzi, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi of Hartford HealthCare about an ongoing clinical trial investigating the personalization of prostate cancer treatment through genomic tumor testing. In addition, Dr. Iannuzzi shares the advantages of delivering stereotactic body radiation therapy and the importance of undergoing prostate cancer screening.  
Recent Updates in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia With Morie Gertz, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Recent Updates in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia With Morie Gertz, MD In January 2022, Dr. Morie Gertz, Professor and Chair of General Internal Medicine at the May Clinic in Minnesota, served as faculty for the Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia session of the Oncology Data AdvisorTM Hematologic Malignancies Symposium. With several significant updates in the treatment and management of WM since then, Dr. Gertz sat down with Oncology Data Advisor again to share all that has occurred in this evolving field.
Recent Updates in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia With Morie Gertz, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In January 2022, Dr. Morie Gertz, Professor and Chair of General Internal Medicine at the May Clinic in Minnesota, served as faculty for the Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) session of the Oncology Data AdvisorTM Hematologic Malignancies Symposium. With several significant updates in the treatment and management of WM since then, Dr. Gertz sat down with Oncology Data Advisor again to share all that has occurred in this evolving field.  
Staying Up To Date On Treatment of Myelofibrosis With John Mascarenhas, MD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Staying Up To Date On Treatment of Myelofibrosis With John Mascarenhas, MD Myelofibrosis is a rare myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by the buildup of scar tissue in the bone marrow, leading to decreased erythropoiesis, progressive bone marrow failure, and anemia. Currently, the discovery of the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway's role in the pathogenesis of myelofibrosis is transforming the landscape with novel agents that improve patients' outcomes. However, correctly diagnosing and managing this disease using novel therapies and strategies remains challenging for clinicians. 
Optimizing Treatment Selection, Sequencing, and Tolerability in Small Cell Lung Cancer With Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, and Henry Park, MD, MPH
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Optimizing Treatment Selection, Sequencing, and Tolerability in Small Cell Lung Cancer An estimated 236,740 new cases of lung cancer are reported in the United States annually, and 130,180 people die of the disease. Approximately 14% of cases are classified as small cell lung cancer (SCLC). While SCLC is usuall...
Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Approved for Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancers
Keira Smith
FDA Updates
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Elahere®, ImmunoGen), a folate receptor alpha (FRα)–directed antibody and microtubule inhibitor conjugate, for patients with FRα-positive, platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancers previously treated with one to three systemic trea...
Understanding Clonal Hematopoiesis in Hematologic Malignancies With Rahul Banerjee, MD, Jeremy Meier, MD, and Samuel Rubinstein, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Understanding Clonal Hematopoiesis With Rahul Banerjee, Jeremy Meier, and Samuel Rubinstein Dr. Jeremy Meier and Dr. Samuel Rubinstein of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill are the first and senior author, respectively, of a recently published review paper entitled Game of Clones: Diverse Implications for Clonal Hematopoiesis in Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma. In this interview for Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Oncology Data Advisor's Editorial Board member Dr. Rahul Banerjee speaks with Dr. Meier and Dr. Rubinstein about their work in this area and the future of clonal hematopoiesis research in hematologic malignancies. 
Tremelimumab Plus Durvalumab and Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Approved for Metastatic NSCLC
Lyn Brook
FDA Updates
The FDA has approved tremelimumab (Imjudo®, AstraZeneca) in combination with durvalumab (Imfinzi®, AstraZeneca) and platinum-based chemotherapy for patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have no sensitizing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumor aberrations. Tremel...
Cemiplimab-rwlc Approved for Treatment of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lyn Brook
FDA Updates
The FDA has granted approval of cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for treatment of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (aNSCLC) with no epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), or ROS proto-oncogene 1 (ROS1) aberrations, and no prior systemic...
The Power of Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats With Lillie Shockney and Janie Metsker
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · The Power of Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats With Lillie Shockney and Janie Metsker In 2006, Lillie Shockney, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, launched a retreat program for patients with metastatic breast cancer, a weekend-long retreat in which patients, their spouses, and caregivers can foc...
An Introduction to Breast Cancer Therapies: A Patient Resource From Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · An Introduction to Breast Cancer Therapies: A Patient Resource From Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Samuel Kareff, a Hematology-Oncology Fellow at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami, provides a comprehensive overview of the current and emerging therapies used in the treatment of breast cancer, serving as a valuable resource to share with patients who may be discussing these options with their oncology team.  
Staying Up To Date On Treatment of Myelofibrosis With John Mascarenhas, MD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
Myelofibrosis is a rare myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by the buildup of scar tissue in the bone marrow, leading to decreased erythropoiesis, progressive bone marrow failure, and anemia. Currently, the discovery of the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway's role in the pathogenesis of myelofibrosis is transforming the landscape with novel agents that improve patients' outcomes. However, correctly diagnosing and managing this disease using novel therapies and strategies remains challenging for clinicians.  
The Power of Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats With Lillie Shockney and Janie Metsker: Part 2
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In 2006, Lillie Shockney, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, launched a retreat program for patients with metastatic breast cancer, a weekend-long retreat in which patients, their spouses, and caregivers can focus on communication, support, relationships, personal reflection, and laughter. In 2016, Janie Metsker, Clinical Coordinator at the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer at St. Luke's Hospital, launched these retreats at her own institution. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Ms. Shockney and Ms. Metsker reflect on the impactful moments that take place during the retreats and their profound significance for the patients who attend.  Watch the first part of Ms. Shockney and Ms. Metsker's conversation here!
The Power of Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats With Lillie Shockney and Janie Metsker: Part 1
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In 2006, Lillie Shockney, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, launched a retreat program for patients with metastatic breast cancer, a weekend-long retreat in which patients, their spouses, and caregivers can focus on communication, support, relationships, personal reflection, and laughter. In 2016, Janie Metsker, Clinical Coordinator at the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer at St. Luke's Hospital, launched these retreats at her own institution. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Ms. Shockney and Ms. Metsker reflect on the impactful moments that take place during the retreats and their profound significance for the patients who attend.  
Teclistamab Receives Accelerated Approval for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Keira Smith
FDA Updates
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to teclistamab-cqyv (Tecvayli®, Janssen Biotech) for adult patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma previously treated with four or more lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor, an immunomodulatory agent, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody. Teclistimab is the first bispecific B-cell ma...
Tremelimumab Plus Durvalumab Approved For Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Lyn Brook
FDA Updates
The FDA has granted approval to tremelimumab (Imjudo®, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals) in combination with durvalumab for adult patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (uHCC). "Patients with unresectable liver cancer are in need of well-tolerated treatments that can meaningfully extend overall survival," remarked Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA...
Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too: Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too: Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to raise awareness about the reality that men can get breast cancer too. Dr. Brutus explains the risk factors and the conversations that men can have with their health care providers to understand their individual risks for breast cancer. 
Bringing Attention to Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Options With Elizabeth Stirling Craig, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Bringing Attention to Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Options With Elizabeth Stirling Craig, MD In this latest Breast Cancer Awareness Month interview, Dr. Elizabeth Stirling Craig, Director of Microvascular Breast Reconstruction at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, explains the microsurgical techniques that she performs as a breast reconstructive surgeon and shares the importance of providing patients with a clear picture of the reconstructive options that are available to them. 
A Faculty Preview of ODACon™ 2022 Supportive Care Summit: Managing Toxicities of Novel Breast Cancer Therapies
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Recently, Oncology Data Advisor hosted a live faculty panel discussion in advance of ODACon™ 2022 Supportive Care Summit: Managing Toxicities of Novel Breast Cancer Therapies, featuring the conference's four expert nurse speakers: Dr. Constance Visovsky, Abbey Kaler, Julia LaBarbera, and Janie Metsker. In their conversation, they gave a preview of ...
An Introduction to Breast Cancer Therapies: A Patient Resource From Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Samuel Kareff, a Hematology-Oncology Fellow at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami, provides a comprehensive overview of the current and emerging therapies used in the treatment of breast cancer, serving as a valuable resource to share with patients who may be discussing these options with their oncology team.  

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