A Faculty Preview of ODACon™ 2022 Supportive Care Summit: Managing Toxicities of Novel Breast Cancer Therapies

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 the educational topics they'll be covering at ODACon on November 12, as well as highlighting their individual research interests and their work in the...

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The Power of Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats With Lillie Shockney and Janie Metsker: Part 1

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.  

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The Power of Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats With Lillie Shockney and Janie Metsker: Part 2

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. 

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Treatment Advances in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia With Morie Gertz, MD, MACP

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Treatment Advances in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare cancer of B lymphocytes associated with lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM) (LLS, 2021). Often considered a disease occurring in older adults, this malignancy accounts for between 1% and 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (Dimopoulos & Kastritis, 2019; ACS, 2018).&n...

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Updates in Mantle Cell Lymphoma With John Leonard, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Updates in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive variant of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that comprises approximately 5% of all lymphomas. Compared with patients who have other aggressive lymphomas, patients with MCL often do not respond as well to treatment (ACS, 2019).Although recent advances have slightly increased remission rates, recurrence and relapse remain very common, leading to a median overall sur...

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Improving Outcomes in Hodgkin Lymphoma With Louis Diehl, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Improving Outcomes in Hodgkin Lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare malignancy of the lymph nodes and lymphatic system, with about 8,830 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States (Siegel et al, 2021). While the advent of novel therapies is leading to significantly improved outcomes, HL treatment continues to be associated with an increased risk for secondary cancers and cardiovascular disease (NCCN, 2021; Kreissl et al, 2020). In order to mi...

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Therapy of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, An Evolving Landscape: Amir Fathi, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Therapy of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: An Evolving Landscape Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a hematologic malignancy characterized by the proliferation of immature lymphoid cells throughout the bone marrow and blood (Ranathunga et al, 2020). Although survival has improved in recent years due to considerable advances in treatment, the rate of relapse remains high (ASCO, 2021; Samra et al, 2020). One reason for this is that older patients are o...

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i3 Health and Oncology Data Advisor Announce ODACon 2022, a Rare Hematologic Malignancies Symposium

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ—January 12, 2022 – i3 Health and Oncology Data Advisor have announced that ODACon, a Rare Hematologic Malignancies Symposium, will be held on January 29, 2022. This 1-day virtual conference features 5 exclusive sessions on emerging data in hematologic malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), all presented by expert faculty. Attendees can...

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