Update on Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Advanced Merkel Cell Carcinoma With Shailender Bhatia, MD and Ciara Kelly, MBBCh, BAO

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of unknown origin that typically presents in older white and immunocompromised adults. An estimated 2,488 cases are diagnosed in the United States annually (Paulson et al, 2018). The incidence of MCC has risen rapidly during the past few decades, which has been attributed in part to people living longer with increased sun exposure and weakened immune systems, a feature that suggests an infectious origin and warrants further rese...
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Expert Guidance on New Advances in Renal Cell Carcinoma With Bradley McGregor, MD and Robert Motzer, MD

Kidney cancer accounts for approximately 4% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States (ACS, 2020). An estimated 73,750 new cases are reported annually and 14,830 people die of the disease. Renal cell carcinoma, which comprises nearly 90% of all kidney cancers, is characterized by a lack of early warning signs, diverse clinical manifestations, and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. Due to its often asymptomatic presentation, many patients have advanced disease at diagnosis, which is ass...
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Expert Guidance on the Treatment of ALK-Positive Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With Mark G. Kris, MD and Nathan Pennell, MD

 One of the two major subtypes of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a challenging disease to treat, with most patients being diagnosed at a locally advanced or metastatic stage. Despite the use of tumor histology and relevant molecular biomarkers to determine treatment strategies, outcomes remain poor, with a 5-year survival rate of only 24%. In this episode of Oncology Data Advisor, Mark G. Kris, MD, William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Ketter...
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Bringing Precision Medicine to Cholangiocarcinoma With Mitesh J. Borad, MD

With an estimated incidence of 8,000 new cases per year, cholangiocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive tumor type that accounts for only 3% of all gastrointestinal cancers. Outcomes are poor, with 5-year survival rates ranging from 24% to as low as 2%. In this episode of Oncology Data Advisor, Mitesh J. Borad, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Liver and Biliary Cancer Research Program at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Phoenix, Arizona, joins i3 Health for a discussion that ...
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Novel Treatment Options in Mantle Cell Lymphoma With Gilles Salles, MD, PhD

 An aggressive form of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a challenging disease to treat, with a median overall survival of 6 to 7 years. Even in patients who achieve a complete response, recurrence and relapse are still frequent. In this episode of Oncology Data Advisor, Gilles Salles, MD, PhD, Chief of the Lymphoma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, joins i3 Health for a discussion that covers the efficacy of newly developed Bruton tyrosine kinase (...
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