Insights Into Breast Cancer Treatment and Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS

Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS.

For patients with breast cancer, the approach to treatment requires an individualized approach accounting for factors such as genetic risk, symptom management, and more recently, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a breast surgical oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, discusses strategies for successfully incorporating each of these factors into patients' treatment.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Panel Discussion With Christine Samuel, Mikel Ross, and Lillie Shockney

In this recording of Oncology Data Advisor's Live Breast Cancer Panel, three noted experts in breast cancer management partake in a conversation about recent advances in treatment, strategies and integrative medicine modalities to minimize toxicity, and techniques for enabling patients with breast cancer to thrive throughout their diagnosis and treatment.  

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Hopeful Developments in the Survival Rate for Patients With Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: Insights from Anne Chiang, MD, PhD

Anne Chiang, MD, PhD.

Patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are experiencing better survival rates than they have in past years. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, Chief Integration Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Associate Professor in the Section of Medical Oncology at Yale School of Medicine, discusses recent developments that have led to improvements in survival rates, as well as also exciting new developments to come in the treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

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How to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Become Breast Cancer Thrivers: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team enable breast cancer survivors to become breast cancer thrivers? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, explains how to provide optimal care and support for patients with breast cancer during their treatment and beyond.  

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The Changing Treatment Landscape for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Bradley McGregor, MD

Within the last few years, treatment of renal cell carcinoma has improved dramatically, with FDA approvals of several agents and numerous others in development. In this interview, Bradley McGregor, MD, Clinical Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, highlights these exciting developments and sheds light on the additional progress that is underway for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. Onc...

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Breast Cancer and Pandemic Challenges: Mammograms and Vaccines With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Breast Cancer and Pandemic Challenges With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG Although the management of breast cancer has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancer care team has developed strategies to optimize screening and treatment experiences in spite of these challenges. In this interview, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical...

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Applying Precision Medicine in BRAF V600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Aparna Parikh, MD, MS, and Theresa Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Applying Precision Medicine in BRAF V600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States (ACS,2021). An estimated 149,500 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 52,980 people die of the disease (ACS, 2021). When detected and treated early at a localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 90%. However, because colorectal cancer initially exhibits no symptoms and the use...

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Utilizing Biomarker Testing to Improve Lung Cancer Survival: Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

The survival rate for lung cancer has improved significantly in recent years, largely due to the adoption of biomarker testing and the development of targeted therapies. In this interview in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, Outpatient Thoracic Oncology Nurse Practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, discusses the importance of utilizing biomarker testing in order to determine treatment options for patients with lung cancer. Oncology Data A...

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Overcoming Pandemic Challenges in Breast Cancer Care With Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®

This latest interview for Breast Cancer Awareness Month features Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®, an oncology nurse navigator and Senior Breast Clinical Coordinator in the Breast Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Prendergast explains what she does in her role as an oncology nurse navigator and shares strategies that her team has implemented to ensure that patients with breast cancer receive optimal access to treatment and supportive care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Enhancing Quality of Life Preservation and Restoration in Breast Cancer With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team help their patients with breast cancer continue to thrive despite their diagnosis? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, shares how to enhance quality of life preservation and restoration for breast cancer patients and survivors. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Panel Discussion with Christine Samuel, Mikel Ross, and Lillie Shockney

In this recording of Oncology Data Advisor's Live Breast Cancer Panel, three noted experts partake in a conversation about recent advances in treatment, strategies and integrative medicine modalities to minimize toxicity, and techniques for delivering patient-centered care.

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Breast Cancer and Pandemic Challenges: Mammograms and Vaccines With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG.

Although the management of breast cancer has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancer care team has developed strategies to optimize screening and treatment experiences in spite of these challenges. In this interview, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, shares advice advice regarding protocols for undergoing mammograms during the pandemic, including the timing of COVID-19 vaccination.

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Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction With Lillie S. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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For this interview in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, discusses current standards and recent advances in breast cancer surgery, including lumpectomies, prophylactic mastectomies, and reconstructive procedures.  

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How to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Become Breast Cancer Thrivers: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG.

How can members of the cancer care team enable breast cancer survivors to become breast cancer thrivers? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, explains how to provide optimal care and support for patients with breast cancer during their treatment and beyond. 

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Developments in Breast Imaging and Radiology: A Conversation With Tricia Trammell

In this interview, Tricia Trammell, BA, CRA, FAHRA, R.T. (R)(M)(QM)(BS), CN-BI, Breast Center Manager at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the advancements in breast imaging in relation to screening for breast cancer.


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Overcoming Pandemic Challenges in Breast Cancer Care With Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®

Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®.

This latest interview for Breast Cancer Awareness Month features Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®, an oncology nurse navigator and Senior Breast Clinical Coordinator in the Breast Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Prendergast explains what she does in her role as an oncology nurse navigator and shares strategies that her team has implemented to ensure that patients with breast cancer receive optimal access to treatment and supportive care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Patients Need Layers of Support: Oncology Nurse Navigation and Its Role in Breast Cancer Care With Judy Herrick, RN, OCN®, ONN-CG

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In this interview in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Judy Herrick, RN, OCN®, ONN-CG, the Supervisor of Support Services at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the role of oncology nurse navigation and support services in ensuring that patients with breast cancer receive optimal care during their treatment. Ms. Herrick also discusses the importance of patient education and shares strategies for utilizing available resources to address all facets of breast cancer care.

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Enhancing Quality of Life Preservation and Restoration in Breast Cancer: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team help their patients with breast cancer continue to thrive despite their diagnosis? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, shares how to enhance quality of life preservation and restoration for breast cancer patients and survivors. 

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Breast Cancer Pathology and Setting the Stage for Treatment: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In this new podcast, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and Medical Advisory Council member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, discusses the pathology of breast cancer, prognostic factors for disease outcomes, and the crucial role of breast pathologists in setting the stage for diagnosis and treatment.

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Importance of 3D Mammogram Screening by Breast Imaging Radiologists With Lillie S. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In her latest Breast Cancer Awareness Month video, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, discusses the importance of undergoing 3D mammography breast cancer screening, as well as the crucial role of breast imaging radiologists in this field.

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