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Twice Weekly, Biweekly, or Somewhere in Between? Updates on Dosing Schedules in Multiple Myeloma With Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP, and Gurbakhash Kaur, MD

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board Member Dr. Rahul Banerjee sat down with Gurbakhash Kaur, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, to discuss updates and the advantages and disadvantages of different dosing schedules for treating multiple myeloma.  

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Enfortumab Vedotin Plus Pembrolizumab: Results of the EV-302 Trial With Thomas Powles, MD, MBBS, MRCP

Oncology Data Advisor® · Enfortumab Vedotin Plus Pembrolizumab: Results of the EV-302 Trial With Thomas Powles In this interview, Thomas Powles, MD, MBBS, MRCP, Director of the Barts Cancer Center in London, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss the results of the EV-302 trial, a phase 3, open-label investigation of enfortumab vedotin plus pembrolizumab for previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer.   Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology...

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The Rise of Immunotherapy: Considerations to Ensure Optimal Management With Matthew Hadfield, DO

In this Oncology Data Advisor Fellows Forum Interview, Dr. Matthew Hadfield, third-year Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Brown University, shares a comprehensive timeline of the history of immunotherapy and its emerging role in cancer treatment. Additionally, he shares considerations for the differential diagnosis of immunotherapy-related adverse events, timely management for providing optimal efficacy outcomes, and the importance of keeping immunotherapy-related toxicities on the radar for clinicians of all specialties and types of practice.  

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Finding Your Why: Reflecting on the Passion Behind Oncology Nursing With Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

At the 2023 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Bridge Conference, Dr. Lauren Ghazal, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical School and Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board member, gave the keynote presentation entitled "Finding Your Why." Afterwards, she sat down to share further insights into the presentation, advice for nurses who are reflecting upon their "why" at different stages of their career, and how asking this question will not only help nurses to build fulfilling careers but to also strengthen nursing sustainability on a larger scale.
 

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The Power of Oncology Collaboration: An Interdisciplinary Conversation With Oncology Data Advisor and MedNews Week

In this panel discussion,Oncology Data Advisor and MedNews Week join forces to discuss the power of holding interdisciplinary conversations in oncology and the value of bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds, locations, career stages, and specialties to share their perspectives on oncology practice and disseminate their knowledge to others in the field.  

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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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Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day With Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

Oncology Data Advisor® · Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day With Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP In honor of Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day, Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, an Outpatient Thoracic Oncology Nurse Practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, and Editorial Board Member at Oncology Data Advisor, sat down to discuss the importance of advocating for our loved ones to regularly visit the doctor, keeping up with screening and treatment, and navigating the guilt felt...

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Melphalan for Liver-Directed Treatment of Uveal Melanoma With Richard Carvajal, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Melphalan for Liver-Directed Treatment of Uveal Melanoma With Richard Carvajal, MD Recently, the FDA approved melphalan for liver-directed treatment of uveal melanoma. In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board member Dr. Richard Carvajal, Deputy Physician-in-Chief and Director of Medical Oncology at Northwell Health Cancer Institute in New York, discusses the approval and the trial that led to it, as well as share exciting insights on the potent...

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World Cancer Research Day: How to Get Involved in Research With Waqas Haque, MD, MPH

In honor of World Cancer Research Day, Dr. Waqas Haque, a third-year Internal Medicine Resident at New York University (NYU) and Oncology Data Advisor Fellows Forum member, shares advice for residents and fellows who are interested in becoming involved in oncology research. Dr. Haque offers practical tips for finding a mentor, identifying and exploring a research topic, making time for projects amidst a busy schedule, balancing research with patient care, and much more.  

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Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in Oncology With Mandi Pratt-Chapman, PhD

At the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Associate Center Director for Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity at George Washington University Cancer Center, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss her abstract on difference-making conditions associated with sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data collection among ASCO members' institutions. Dr. Pratt-Chapman gives additional insight into the importance of SOGI data collection for providing patient-centered care and shares advice for instituting data collection processes in order to help guide clinical decision making for LGBTQIA+ patients.  

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Additional Advances in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Research With Kathleen Burns, MSN, NP

Oncology Data Advisor® · Additional Advances in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Research: Kathleen Burns, MSN, NP At the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Kathy Burns, a Nurse Practitioner at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor® to discuss her presentation regarding the educational need for nurses to stay up-to-date with the best treatment and management options in prostate cancer.   Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome ...

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Health Care Violence Trends And Prevention Strategies With Scott Christensen, DNP, MBA, APRN, ACNP-BC

At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress held in San Antonio, Texas, Oncology Data Advisor spoke with Dr. Scott Christensen, Senior Nursing Director at the University of Utah Health, about his session focusing on safety and violence in health care. Dr. Christensen outlines the unique safety hazards that nurses face and shares prevention strategies on both the national level and within institutions that can be carried out to protect nursing staff in the workplace.  

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Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Prostate Cancer Treatment With Lisa Gudenkauf, PhD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium, Dr. Lisa Gudenkauf, an Applied Research Scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center, presented her team's research regarding the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy—Radionuclide Therapy (FACT-RNT), a novel patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measure for patients with prostate cancer. In this follow-up interview, Dr. Gudenkauf shares more about how the measure was developed, its importance for capturing the patient experience, and its future implementation into both clinical practice and trials.  

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Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer: Real-World Characteristics and Treatment by Disease Volume With Stephen Freedland, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · mCSPC: Real World Characteristics and Treatment by Disease Volume With Stephen Freedland, MD At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Stephen Freedland, Professor of Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss his abstract regarding real-world characteristics and treatment by disease volume among patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. Dr. Freedland shares m...

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Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer in Transgender Women With Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, MD, and Stephen Freedland, MD

This interview in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month features Dr. Stephen Freedland, Urologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board Member, and Dr. Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, Urology Resident at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), discussing the risks and incidence of prostate cancer in transgender women. Dr. Nik-Ahd shares the inspiration for her recent first-author study, Prostate Cancer Is Not Just a Man's Concern, the results that she and her team found, and their implications for prostate cancer screening and diagnosis standards for transgender women.  

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Expert Perspectives in the Management of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: a Webinar Preview With Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH

Oncology Data Advisor® · Expert Perspectives in the Management of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer:Webinar Preview, Sara Tolaney i3 Health recently hostedPathology and Oncology Expert Perspectives in the Management of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): Case Explorations and Answers to FAQs, an accredited CME/NCPD webinar now available on the i3 Health website. In this video interview, Dr. Tolaney shares a preview of the important topics discussed in the activity, including approa...

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Investigating Epcoritamab for Follicular Lymphoma and Beyond With Reid Merryman, MD

Epcoritamab, a bispecific CD20-directed CD3 T-cell engager, is currently being investigated in numerous settings for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Recently, results were presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress for Cohorts 2A and 2B of the phase 1/2 EPCORE NHL-2 trial, which is investigating an epcoritamab combination for patients with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma. In this interview, Dr. Reid Merryman, an Attending Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Center and one of the study's investigators, discusses the significance of these results and the efficacy of epcoritamab across the various tumor types being studied.  

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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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Harnessing Precision Medicine in Oncology With Ofer Sharon, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Harnessing Precision Medicine in Oncology With Ofer Sharon, MD In this interview, Ofer Sharon, MD, the CEO of OncoHost, explains the unique opportunities for harnessing precision medicine in oncology, the unmet needs regarding biomarker development, and the potential of utilizing a multicomponent biomarker approach for understanding the mechanisms of therapy resistance and developing novel pathways for treatment.   Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncolo...

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Thinking Outside the Box: Integrating Wellness and Natural Medicine Into Pharmacy With Swathi Varanasi, PharmD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Thinking Outside the Box: Integrating Wellness and Natural Medicine Into Pharmacy In this interview, Swathi Varanasi, PharmD, an integrative health pharmacist, shares her passion for incorporating wellness and natural medicine into pharmacy practice, including her pathway to studying integrative health, its specific roles for helping patients with cancer achieve their goals, and ways that pharmacists and other health care professionals can begin to utilize the...

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