Applying Recent Advances to Personalized Breast Cancer Care, A Breast Surgical Oncologist’s View: Brigid Killelea, MD, FACS

Over recent years, numerous developments have occurred in the fields of breast cancer prevention, genetic testing, screening, and surgical procedures. In this interview, Dr. Brigid Killelea, Medical Director of Breast Surgery at Hartford HealthCare, explains strategies for incorporating these advances into the care of patients with breast cancer.

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Making Strides in Breast Cancer Treatment With Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Significant progress has been made in numerous facets of breast cancer care in recent years, including developments in treatment, imaging, pathology, radiation, and surgery. In this interview, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, a Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program at Hartford HealthCare, highlights the advances that have been made and explains the importance of subspecialties in ensuring that patients with breast cancer receive the most individualized care possible.  

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Insights Into Breast Cancer Treatment and Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Perspectives on Metastatic and Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Discussion with Ulka Vaishampayan, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Perspectives on Metastatic and Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer With Ulka Vaishampayan, MD Selma Khenissi, MPS: Hello, welcome to Oncology Data Advisor. I'm Selma Khenissi from i3 Health. In honor of prostate cancer awareness month, we are here today with Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan, who will be discussing issues surrounding prostate cancer. Welcome. Ulka Vaishampayan, MD: Thank you for having me on this interview. I would like to bring our problems surroundin...

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Breast Cancer Genetic Risk and Evaluation With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie Shockney RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Medical Advisory Council, discusses the genetic factors that come into play in the development of breast cancer. In addition, she shares advice for which individuals should receive genetic testing and when, as well as strategies for counseling individuals who are undergoing genetic testing. 

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Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Medical Advisory Council, discusses factors in the risk and prevention of breast cancer. Ms. Shockney shares advice for minimizing one's risk of developing breast cancer and explains the genetic factors that can come into play in the development of this disease.

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Optimizing Treatment and Functional Outcomes in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Barbara Burtness, MD, and Lynsey Teulings, NP

· Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represents a heterogeneous group of tumors that originate in the lip/oral cavity, hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, and larynx. An estimated 66,630 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually, and 14,620 people die of the disease (Siegel et al, 2021). Historically, HNSCC has been associated with tobacco and alcohol use; however, infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is now recognized as a causative factor for a gr...

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World Cancer Research Day With Dr. Thomas Abrams

On World Cancer Research Day, Dr. Thomas Abrams of Harvard Medical School discussed his career as a gastrointestinal cancer researcher and the progress that has been made in this field.

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Optimizing Treatment Planning for Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Conversation With Allison Imahiyerobo, APN

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In this podcast, Allison Imahiyerobo, APN, of Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, shares strategies on how to optimize treatment planning for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).  

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