Exploring the Results of the SUNLIGHT Trial in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer With Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
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.  
Additional Advances in Squamous Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Research and Clinical Trials With Mark Kris, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In 2022, Dr. Mark Kris, the William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, served as chair of Optimizing Management of Metastatic Squamous Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), a continuing medical education (CME)/nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activity. A year later, Dr. Kris sat down again with Oncology Data Advisor to share the progress that has occurred in this field and the important considerations to keep in mind when treating patients with squamous NSCLC in 2023.  
Additional Advances in Multiple Myeloma Research and Clinical Trials With Shaji Kumar, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Currently, Dr. Shaji Kumar, Professor of Hematological Malignancies at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, is the chair of Optimizing Treatment Sequencing for Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma, a continuing medical education/nursing continuing professional development (CME/NCPD)–accredited live or virtual meeting series provided by i3 Health. In this interview, Dr. Kumar provides a glimpse into the exciting developments in multiple myeloma research that are covered in the program, including breaking updates from the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.  
Additional Advances in Multiple Myeloma Research and Clinical Trials With Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
Earlier this year, Dr. Sarah Holstein of the University of Nebraska Medical Center participated in a two-part continuing medical education (CME) activity regarding practice-changing strategies and improved patient outcomes in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). With many updates and improvements in the treatment of MM since recording, Dr. Holst...
Highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium With Jason Mouabbi, MD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
At the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), researchers from around the world presented breaking developments in the treatment and care of patients with breast cancer. In this interview, Dr. Jason Mouabbi, an Assistant Professor in the Development of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, shares...
Predicting Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Prognosis Through Absence of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ With Jason Mouabbi, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In this interview, Dr. Jason Mouabbi speaks with Oncology Data Advisor about his research regarding the absence of lobular carcinoma in situ as a poor prognostic marker in invasive lobular carcinoma, which will be presented as a poster at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).  
Emphasizing Communication and Expectations for Lung Cancer Side Effects With Blanca Ledezma, MSN, NP
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
With the advent of targeted therapies in lung cancer, patients are experiencing improved outcomes through personalized medicine. However, education regarding potential toxicity is crucial. In this interview, Blanca Ledezma, MSN, NP, shares the importance of setting up expectations for the side effects of targeted therapies for lung cancer and empha...
CLL Society: A Valuable Resource for Patients and the Health Care Team, With Founder Brian Koffman, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Dr. Brian Koffman, founder of CLL Society, a nonprofit organization focused on patient education, support, and research for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Dr. Koffman shares his personal story and how it led him to establish CLL Society and explains how the valuable resources they provide can benefit both patients with CLL and the health care team members who treat and support them.
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.  
Additional Advances in Research: 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 Mayo 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.  
Additional Advances in Myelofibrosis Research and Clinical Trials 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.  
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.  
Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer Risks in Transgender Patients With Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
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 about the risks for breast cancer in transgender individuals. Dr. Brutus shares the importance of starting the conversation about individualized risk assessment to provide the most appropriate screening recommendations and personalized care for every patient.  
Understanding Clonal Hematopoiesis in Hematologic Malignancies With Rahul Banerjee, MD, Jeremy Meier, MD, and Samuel Rubinstein, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
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.
Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too: Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
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. 
Personalizing Lung Cancer Care Through Biomarkers and Precision Medicine With Blanca Ledezma, MSN, NP
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Blanca Ledezma, MSN, NP, elucidates the current landscape of therapeutically actionable biomarkers in lung cancer and the promising future of precision medicine in this field. In addition, she explains the clinical applications for lung cancer biomarkers in nursing practice, including unique toxicity management and patient education for novel therapies.  
Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Exploring Patient-Reported Outcomes With Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP, and Ajay Major, MD, MBA
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Recently, Dr. Rahul Banerjee, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and Editorial Board member for Oncology Data Advisor, spoke with Dr. Ajay Major, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, in a live interview discussion in honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Major engaged in a riveting conversation about the role of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in lymphoma and myeloma, including how to interpret them and how to include them when designing research.  

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