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Embracing Compassion in Health Care: The Power of Being Present With Marcus Engel, MS, CXCP, CSP

In this interview, Marcus Engel, MS, CXCP, CSP, a renowned health care author and speaker, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to share his personal experiences of receiving compassion in the health care system, its implication for patient care, and ways that medical professionals can embrace compassion and integrate it into their practice.  

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Appendix Cancer Awareness Month With Thomas Abrams, MD

In honor of Appendix Cancer Awareness Month this August, Dr. Thomas Abrams, Editor-in-Chief of Oncology Data Advisor and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, sat down to explain the different subtypes and presentations of appendix cancer, factors he takes into consideration when making treatment decisions, and the messages he hopes to convey to both clinicians and patients with the goal of raising awareness for this rare disease.  

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Spotlighting Zolbetuximab for Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma with Kohei Shitara, MD

In this interview from the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Kohei Shitara, a Medical Oncologist at the National Cancer Center Hospital East in Japan, discusses his two abstracts investigating the efficacy of zolbetuximab in gastric cancers.  

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Supporting Patients Through Employment Disruptions During Cancer With Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH

In this interview from the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Michael Halpern, Medical Officer in the National Cancer Institute's Healthcare Delivery Research Program, discusses his team's study investigating the effects of employment disruptions on financial hardship experienced by patients with cancer. Dr. Halpern shares advice for how employers can provide support and accommodation in the workplace for their employees during cancer treatment, as well as advice for clinicians on how to partner with patients to address financial hardships.  

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The Unscripted Pharmacist Podcast With Lenora Casey, OCN, BSN-RN

Oncology Data Advisor® · The Unscripted Pharmacist With Lenora Casey, OCN, BSN-RN At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Lenora Casey, an Oncology Certified Nurse and Co-Founder of the Unscripted Pharmacist Podcast, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to discuss her podcast, why it is important, and why oncology clinicians and patients should listen along.   Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology Data Advisor. Today, I'm here at ONS Congress, and I'm joi...

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Bolstering Leadership Skills in Oncology Nursing: Nick Escobedo, DNP, RN

At the recent 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Nick Escobedo, an Oncology Nurse and Director of Inpatient Services for Oncology at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss his presentation titled Developing New Oncology Nurse Leaders, in which he provides valuable advice and resources to bolster the oncology nursing staff leadership.  

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Additional Advances in Esophagogastric Cancer Research and Clinical Trials With Jaffer Ajani, MD

Last year, Jaffer Ajani, MD, Professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, served as co-chair of i3 Health's Virtual Tumor Board, Building Comprehensive Care Plans in Esophagogastric Cancers, along with Lei Zhao, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Kelly Rone, DNP, RN, AGNP-c, Advanced Practice Nurse at the Mayo Clinic. With numerous developments in the field occurring since recording the activity, Dr. Ajani sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to provide an update on the evolving field of esophagogastric cancer research and advances to look forward to in the coming years.  

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Linvoseltamab for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Updates on the LINKER-MM1 Trial From AACR 2024 With Alankrita Taneja, MD, and Sundar Jagannath, MD

In this interview from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2024 Annual Meeting, Dr. Alankrita Taneja, third-year Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Oncology Data Fellows Forum Member, speaks with Dr. Sundar Jagannath, Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology) and Director of the Center of Excellence for Multiple Myeloma at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and Tisch Cancer Institute.  At the meeting, Dr. Jagannath presented r...

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Improving Breast Cancer Surgical Outcomes With Lymphovenous Bypass With Jason Mouabbi, MD; Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS; and Elizabeth Stirling Craig, MD

In this interview, Jason Mouabbi, MD, an Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board Member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Breast Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, sat down with Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, and Elizabeth Stirling Craig, MD, Director of Microvascular Breast Reconstruction at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, to discuss improving breast cancer s...

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AYA Cancer Awareness Week: Creating Welcoming Spaces for Support and Advocacy With Dr. Lauren Ghazal, Megan-Claire Chase, and Allison Rosen

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week, April 1 to 5, 2024, is a time to shine a spotlight on adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors. To commemorate the week, Lauren Ghazal, Megan-Claire Chase, and Allison Rosen, all members of the Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board, sat down for a conversation to highlight the issues that AYA cancer patients face, including fertility preservation and financial toxicity; the need to ensure that race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation are not overlooked when building welcoming support spaces for all patients; and the value of turning to the AYA community for support while also serving as your own best advocate.  

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Celebrating National Doctor’s Day With Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH, and Matthew Hadfield, DO

Oncology Data Advisor® · National Doctor’s Day With Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH, and Matthew Hadfield, DO In this edition of the Oncology Data Fellows Forum in celebration of National Doctor's Day, Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH, and Matthew Hadfield, DO, discuss the highs and lows of working in this field and why it is important to take a moment to celebrate being a physician, your fellow physicians, and your patients. Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the Oncolog...

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Additional Advances in HER2-Positive Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Research and Clinical Trials With Christopher Lieu, MD

Dr. Christopher Lieu, Associate Director of Clinical Research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Vice Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), is currently serving as chair of i3 Health's online activity, live webinar, and meeting series, Hitting the Target in HER2-Positive Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. With numerous research advances occurring in this field during the past year, Dr. Lieu sat down with us again to share updates in targeted therapies for HER2-positive metastatic colorectal cancer and the evolving landscape of biomarkers under investigation for this disease.

Click the links below for Hitting the Target in HER2-Positive Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, an accredited CME/NCPD activity provided by i3 Health! 

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Kidney Cancer Awareness Month: Discovering Clinical Strategies to Improve Outcomes With Dr. Samuel Kareff, Dr. Waqas Haque, and Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan

In this edition of Oncology Data Advisor celebrating Kidney Cancer Awareness Month Dr. Samuel Kareff, Dr. Waqas Haque, and Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan discuss the rising incidence of kidney cancer, warning signs and symptoms to look out for, environmental risk factors such as tobacco use, emerging treatment strategies using immunotherapy and adjuvant therapy, considerations for genetic testing, and the importance of clinical trial participation for bringing these new advances to the forefront of care. 

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Kidney Cancer Awareness Month: Spotlight on Genetic Counseling With Hiam Abdel-Salam, MS, CGC, and Donika Saporito, MS

In this interview for Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, Hiam Abdel-Salam, MS, CGC, speaks with Donika Saporito, MS, a Certified Genetic Counselor in the Genitourinary Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, who provides an overview of genetic testing for hereditary kidney cancer syndromes and how she personally counsels the patients she sees.  

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New Podcast Series: "Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care Through Genetic Counseling"

New podcast series! 

"Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care Through Genetic Counseling" is hosted by two of Oncology Data Advisor's Editorial Board Members, Hiam Abdel-Salam, MS, CGC, and Catherine Skefos, MA, MS, CGC, both of whom are genetic counselors at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Episode topics will include an introduction to genetic counseling, diseases and circumstances in which genetic counseling is indicated, and personal advice and guidance from speakers about how they prioritize shared decision making and bridge the gap in cancer care through genetic counseling. 




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Fighting Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Through Genetic Counseling With Catherine Skefos, MA, MS, CGC, and Julie Moskowitz, MS

In this edition of "Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care Through Genetic Counseling," Editorial Member Catherine Skefos speaks with her colleague Julie Moskowitz, MS, Genetic Counselor in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, about hereditary aspects of colorectal cancer, how she counsels patients and families regarding their risk of colorectal cancer and related syndromes, and how genetic testing can be used to inform screening decisions and ultimately reduce patients' risk.  

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International Women’s Day: Perspectives in Medicine, Nursing, and Fellowship From Richa Thakur, Nida Khan, Lauren Ghazal, and Gurbakhash Kaur

In this panel discussion in honor of International Women's Day on March 8, Dr. Richa Thakur, Dr. Nida Khan, Dr. Lauren Ghazal, and Dr. Gurbakhash Kaur discuss their perspectives as women in the fields of medicine and nursing, including their advice for negotiating, seeking mentors, overcoming imposter syndrome, building confidence, and making your voice heard.  

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Additional Advances in aTTP Research and Clinical Trials With Spero Cataland, MD

Dr. Spero Cataland, Professor of Internal Medicine and the Benign Hematology Section Head at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, is currently serving as chair of i3 Health's free CME/NCPD activity and Hematology Fellows Lecture SeriesCurrent Standards and New Directions in Treatment of Acquired Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (aTTP). In this interview, Dr. Cataland provides an update on new research that has occurred in the field during the past year and shares a preview of what learners can look forward to when attending his presentation at their own institution.  

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Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month 2024: What Patients Need to Know

Oncology Data Advisor® · Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month 2024: What Patients Need to Know For Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month this March, Oncology Data Advisor hosted a live panel discussion geared towards patients living with multiple myeloma. Dr. Rahul Banerjee, Dr. Alankrita Taneja, Dr. Richa Thakur, and Dr. Gurbakhash Kaur helped put the myriad of new developments in multiple myeloma treatment into perspective for patients and answered questions from the audience regarding curre...

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An Introduction to Genetic Counseling With Hiam Abdel-Salam, MS, CGC, and Catherine Skefos, MA, MS, CGC

In this first episode of Oncology Data Advisor's new podcast series, "Bridging the Gap in Cancer Care Through Genetic Counseling," Hiam Abdel-Salam and Catherine Skefos provide an introduction to genetic counseling, including how they entered the field, what they do on a day-to-day basis, scenarios in which patients should or should not consider meeting with a genetic counselor, things that are covered in an appointment, and their favorite parts about working as genetic counselors.  

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