Caring for Patients Receiving CAR T-Cell Therapy With Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Joshua Sasine, Hematologist-Oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses the factors that make patients suitable candidates for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, strategies to minimize the unique toxicities associated with these treatments, and the future of the use of CAR T-cell therapy in the outpatient setting.  

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Guiding Breast Cancer Surgical Decisions With Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS

In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center, discusses the significance of Magtrace, a liquid tracer which has recently become a game changer in guiding surgical decisions for patients with breast cancer.  

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Bridging Disparities in Breast Cancer Morbidity and Mortality in Women of Color With Jessica Jones, MD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Jessica Jones, Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of Texas (UT) Health System, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss her work in cancer detection and cancer prevention in Black women with a higher risk of developing breast cancer and bridging the racial gap in breast cancer morbidity and mortality with early detection and prevention.

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMed.

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Understanding Antibody-Drug Conjugates and Their Use in the Treatment of Breast Cancer With Ian Krop, MD, PhD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Ian Krop, Director of the Yale Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss his research and the data he presented regarding the HER3-targeting antibody-drug conjugate patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd) for treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMED.  

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Addressing Clinical Trial Accrual of Minority Patients With Donna Catamero, NP

At the recent International Myeloma Society (IMS) Annual Meeting, Donna Catamero, NP, the Associate Director of Myeloma Translational Research at Mount Sinai Hospital, presented her abstract regarding increasing clinical trial accrual of minority patients. In this interview, Ms. Catamero discusses her presentation, the disproportionate burden that minority patients experience, and why she believes the health care team should take action to create an equal space for everyone in the clinic.  

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Determining Patient Selection for CAR T-Cell Therapy in Multiple Myeloma With Beth Faiman, PhD, CNP

While chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T–cell therapy has revolutionized the treatment landscape for multiple myeloma, the high demand for these efficacious therapies has made patient selection a challenge. At the recent International Myeloma Society Annual Meeting, Beth Faiman, a Nurse Practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, presented a poster about a clinical factor scoring system that she and her colleagues have developed to aid in these decisions. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Faiman explains how this innovative system works and the next steps to validate it and implement it into practice in the future.  

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No One Left Alone: Taking the First Steps to Address Cancer Disparities With Kashyap Patel, MD

At the recent International Myeloma Society (IMS) Annual Meeting, Dr. Kashyap Patel, CEO of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates and President of the Community Oncology Alliance, spoke about practical solutions for addressing disparities in multiple myeloma in the United States. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Patel digs deep into the multifaceted factors that contribute to cancer disparities and shares his pioneering work that aims to ensure that every patient with cancer receives equitable access to care.  

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The Future of MRD in Multiple Myeloma Treatment Decision Making With Rahul Banerjee, MD, and Ben Derman, MD

In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board member Dr. Rahul Banerjee speaks with Dr. Ben Derman, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, about his research regarding measurable residual disease (MRD) detection in multiple myeloma and its potential role in guiding treatment decisions.  

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Increasing Medical Student Confidence When Treating LGBTQIA+ Patients With Cherry Au, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Increasing Medical Student Confidence When Treating LGBTQIA+ Patients Following the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Cherry Au, MD, of Rush University Medical Center, spoke with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss her abstract, Medical Student Clinical Cultural Awareness in Cancer Care of Sexual and Gender Minorities. Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology Data Advisor, I am Lyn Brook. Today I am joined by Cherr...

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New Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes in Graft-Versus-Host Disease With Shernan Holtan, MD, and Carrie Kitko, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · New Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes in Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality (DeFilipp et al, 2021; Malard et al, 2020). Acute GVHD occurs within 100 days of transplant and typically targets the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and liver (LLS, 2022). Chronic GVHD often presents within the first year...

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Understanding the Current Landscape of Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia With Maura Abbott, NP, MSN, PhD

Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is a common and potentially life-threatening consequence of chemotherapy, as it may lead to serious infections for patients with cancer. These infections result in hospital stays, increased morbidity and mortality, and considerable financial burden. In this interview, Dr. Maura Abbott explains the importance of managing and educating patients about CIN.  

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World Lung Cancer Day With Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, and Corey Langer, MD

On August 1st, Oncology Data Advisor hosted a live panel discussion in honor of World Lung Cancer Day, featuring Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, and Corey Langer, MD, both of the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center. Ms. Sandy and Dr. Langer discussed the improvements in survival that have occurred in recent years due to the development of novel therapies, groundbreaking developments in the fields of immunotherapy and targeted therapy, and exciting advances that lay on the horizon for patients with lung cancer in the coming years.  

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New Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Marginal Zone Lymphoma With Ariela Noy, MD, and Matthew Matasar, MD

i3 Health · New Perspectives in the Management of Marginal Zone Lymphoma Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) comprises approximately 7% of all mature non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) (Cerhan & Haberman, 2021). According to the World Health Organization classification, there are three subtypes: extranodal MZL, also referred to as mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue (MALT) lymphoma; splenic MZL, which originates from memory B lymphocytes located in the marginal zone of secondary lymphoid follicles ...

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Tackling Violence and Stigmatization to Decrease Cancer Disparities for Transgender Patients With Ash Alpert, MD, MFA

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Ash Alpert, a postdoctoral fellow in health services research at Brown University, presented two posters regarding the associations between violence and cancer risk factors for transgender and cisgender people. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Alpert delves further into the implications of these two studies' results and shares how their ongoing research in this field seeks to improve the care of transgender people in the health care setting.  

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Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of T-Cell Lymphoma With Aaron Goodman, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Management of T-Cell Lymphoma T-cell lymphoma (TCL) is an uncommon subtype accounting for approximately 15% of all cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States (LRF, 2022). Compared with its B-cell counterpart, TCL has a poor prognosis and is associated with a 5-year survival rate of less than 20%. The clinical and pathologic presentations of TCL are varied and often nonspecific, making diagnosis and treatment challenging (...

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Epic Experiences Available for Cancer Survivors With Colin Ferro

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Colin Ferro, Director of Operations at Epic Experience, spoke with Oncology Data Advisor about the organization's mission to empower adult cancer survivors and thrivers beyond their diagnosis and treatment.

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMed. 

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Changing the Standard of Care for Pediatric Neuroblastoma With Wendy London, PhD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Wendy London, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to share her research regarding risk stratification, reduction of therapy, and survival outcomes for pediatric patients with neuroblastoma.

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMed.

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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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Exploring Treatment Outcomes for Lobular Breast Cancer With Jason Mouabbi, MD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Dr. Jason Mouabbi of MD Anderson Cancer Center presented a poster focused on survival outcomes of patients with invasive lobular carcinoma treated with endocrine therapy plus a CDK4/6 inhibitor, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, or a PI3K inhibitor, in comparison to those with metastatic hormone receptor–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative invasive ductal carcinoma. Afterwards, he sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to explain the implication of the study's results and the need for additional research in the field of lobular breast cancer to improve patient outcomes. 

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMed.  

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