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National Cancer Prevention Month: Rising Trends and How to Combat Them With Samuel Kareff, Matthew Hadfield, Waqas Haque, and Joseph Kalis
Keira Smith
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In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month 2024, members of the Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board and Fellows Forum sat down for a panel discussion about the rising incidence of cancer diagnoses, factors contributing to them, and how to counsel patients in light of these emerging trends.  
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month: Improving Screening and Treatment Options With Waqas Haque, MD, MPH, and Matthew Hadfield, DO
Keira Smith
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In honor of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month this February, Fellows Forum members Dr. Waqas Haque and Dr. Matthew Hadfield sat down for a discussion on the challenges in diagnosis of gallbladder and bile duct cancers and the importance of genetic sequencing for making targeted treatments available for patients.   Waqas Haque, M...
World Cancer Day 2024 With Oncology Data Advisor
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In honor of World Cancer Day on February 4, members of the Oncology Data Advisor Fellows Forum and Editorial Board joined forces for a thought-provoking discussion about improving cancer care on a global scale, including treatment access, molecular testing, clinical trial diversity, and patient advocacy worldwide.  
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Improving Early Detection With Joseph Kalis, PharmD, BCOP
Keira Smith
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This November, Oncology Data Advisor is honoring Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and helping to raise awareness about early detection in hopes of improving outcomes for patients with this disease. In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board member Joseph Kalis, PharmD, BCOP, Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Colorado Health, explains the challenges related to diagnosis and screening, ongoing efforts to develop better detection methods, and messages for both the public and the health care community for maintaining awareness of pancreatic cancer.  
Appendix Cancer Awareness Month With Thomas Abrams, MD
Keira Smith
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In honor of Appendix Cancer Awareness Month this August, Dr. Thomas Abrams, Editor-in-Chief of Oncology Data Advisor and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, sat down to explain the different subtypes and presentations of appendix cancer, factors he takes into consideration when making treatment decisions, and the messages he hopes to convey to both clinicians and patients with the goal of raising awareness for this rare disease.  
Partnering With Patients Through Advocacy With Allison Rosen, MS
Nate Bargo
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At the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Oncology Data Advisor sat down with Allison Rosen, a colorectal cancer survivor, patient advocate, and Director of Project ECHO for the American Cancer Society. Ms. Rosen shares the story of her cancer journey, how she became involved in patient advocacy, and how to strives to use her platform to bridge the gap between clinical research and cancer patients and survivors.  
Rare Disease Day With Thomas Abrams, MD; Maria Badillo, MSN, RN, OCN®, CCRP; and Ulka Vaishampayan, MD
Keira Smith
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In honor of Rare Disease Day on February 28, the Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board held a live panel discussion that featured updates on rare gastrointestinal cancers from Dr. Thomas Abrams, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; perspectives on nursing management of mantle cell lymphoma from Maria Badillo, Research Nurse Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center; and updates on rare genitourinary cancers from Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center.  
Exploring the Results of the SUNLIGHT Trial in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer With Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD
Keira Smith
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At this weekend's American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2023 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Dr. Josep Tabernero, Director of the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, presented results of the phase 3 SUNLIGHT trial of trifluridine/tipiracil plus bevacizumab for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. In this interview, Dr. Tabernero further elaborates on the significance of this treatment combination and its emerging role in the treatment landscape.  
Guiding Colorectal Cancer Treatment Decisions by Using ctDNA With Jeanne Tie, MD, MBChB, FRACP
Elizabeth Heller, PhD
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At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Dr. Jeanne Tie spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to share more about her presentation regarding the clinical utility of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis to guide treatment decision making for patients with colorectal cancer.  
The Roles of Etiology and Biopsy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Augusto Villanueva, MD, PhD
Keira Smith
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At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Dr. Augusto Villanueva, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, discussed the role of the four main etiologies of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the response that patients may experience to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. In this interview, Dr. Villanueva delves further into the question of whether etiology should play a part in immune-based treatment selection, as well as the role of liquid biopsy for patients newly diagnosed with HCC. 
Cabozantinib/Atezolizumab and the Future of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment: Thomas Abrams, MD
Keira Smith
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Treatment options are limited for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have microsatellite-stable disease, which renders them ineligible for immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy. In a cohort of the COSMIC-021 trial, a team of researchers led by Dr. Thomas Abrams, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, investigated the efficacy of cabozantinib plus atezolizumab for this patient population. Dr. Abrams recently presented the trial's results at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. In this interview, he discusses the role that cabozantinib/atezolizumab may play for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, particularly those with RAS wild-type disease, in the coming years.  
World Cancer Research Day With Dr. Thomas Abrams
Keira Smith
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On World Cancer Research Day, Dr. Thomas Abrams, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the new Editor in Chief of Oncology Data Advisor, discusses his career as a gastrointestinal cancer researcher, the recent advancements that have been made, and the progress that is on the horizon in this field.