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Exploring the Results of the SUNLIGHT Trial in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer With Josep Tabernero, MD, PhD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2023 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, Dr. Josep Tabernero, Director of the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology, presented results of the phase 3 SUNLIGHT trial of trifluridine/tipiracil plus bevacizumab for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. In this interview, Dr. Tabernero further elaborates on the significance of this treatment combination and its emerging role in the treatment landscape.  

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Impacts of Social Determinants of Health on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment With Nicholas Robert, MD

In this interview from the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Dr. Nicholas Robert, Chief Medical Officer for Ontada, about his team's abstract regarding the impacts of social determinants of health on genetic testing and treatment selection in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).  

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Inspiring a Fulfilling Career in Nursing With Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

In this interview from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2023 Congress, Oncology Data Advisor speaks with Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ghazal was honored at ONS Congress as a recipient of the 2023 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award to discuss "Current Challenges: Nursing Sustainability" along with fellow recipients Suzanne Carroll, RN, MS, AOCN®; Amy E. Rettig, DNP, MALM, MSN, BSN, RN ACNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; and 2000 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award recipient Debi Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®,FAAN, serving as moderator. In this interview, Dr. Ghazal highlights her inspiring work and research investigating nursing sustainability and cancer survivorship for adolescents and young adults, and shares how to encourage more individuals to pursue a fulfilling career in nursing and research.  

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Debunking Breast Cancer Myths With Jason Mouabbi, MD

In this interview for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jason Mouabbi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Breast Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, provides insightful answers to frequently asked questions and debunks common myths surrounding breast cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment.  

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Molecular Analyses of Sacituzumab Govitecan in Urothelial Carcinoma With Manoj Bupathi, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Molecular Analyses of Sacituzumab Govitecan in Urothelial Carcinoma With Manoj Bupathi, MD At the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Oncology Data Advisor sat down with Manojkumar Bupathi, MD, MS, a Genitourinary (GU) Medical Oncologist at Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, to talk about his two studies he is presenting this year about the efficacy and safety of sacituzumab govitecan (SG) in urothe...

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Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Safety in HER2-Expressing Solid Tumors With Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Safety on HER2 Expressing Solid Tumors With Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD At the recent 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Dr. Funda Meric-Bernstam, the Department Chair in the Department of Vascular Cancer Therapeutics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss her presentation of the results of the Destiny-PanTumor-02 trial, in which her team studied the safety of trastuzumab ...

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Unleashing the Power of Therapy Dogs for Cancer Patients With Colleen Stoner and Diane Haley, LCSW

Therapy animals can deliver profound psychological, physiological, emotional, and social benefits for patients with cancer. At the recent 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Colleen Stoner, Manager of Volunteer Leaders at Pet Partners, and Diane Haley, LCSW, Director of Patient Experience at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, gave a presentation titled UnLEASHing the Power of Pet Therapy: How to Integrate Pet Therapy Into Your Cancer Center. Afterwards, they sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to elaborate on the powerful impacts that therapy animals can have on the experiences of patients with cancer.  

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Creating an Informed Approach to Mental and Emotional Trauma Experienced by Cancer Patients: Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, & Meagan Dwyer, PhD

In this interview from the 48th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, Founding Member of the Behavioral Oncology Program and Clinical Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Norton Cancer Institute, and Meagan Dwyer, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, discuss their presentation Compassionate Cancer Care: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Mental and Emotional Patient Health Needs. Their talk encompasses the mental health concerns experienced by cancer patients and how clinicians can apply self-care with a trauma-informed approach.  

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Predicting Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Prognosis Through Absence of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ With Jason Mouabbi, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Predicting Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Prognosis Through Absence of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ In this interview, Dr. Jason Mouabbi speaks with Oncology Data Advisor about his research regarding the absence of lobular carcinoma in situ as a poor prognostic marker in invasive lobular carcinoma, which will be presented as a poster at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Oncology Data Advisor: Welcome to Oncology Data Advisor, I'm Keira Smith. To...

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National Family Caregivers Month With Megan-Claire Chase

During National Family Caregivers Month this November, Oncology Data Advisor is celebrating the caregivers of patients with cancer and advocating for increased awareness, support, and education regarding the caregiving experience. In this interview, Megan-Claire Chase, patient advocate and member of the Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board, shares her experience of being a caregiver for her mother, how her perception has changed before and after her own cancer diagnosis, the importance of prioritizing mental health, and messages for clinicians who seek to provide increased support for their patients' caregivers.  

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National Immunization Awareness Month With Richa Thakur, MD, and Waqas Haque, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · National Immunization Awareness Month: Richa Thakur and Waqas Haque This Oncology Data Advisor Fellows Forum interview celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month, featuring Richa Thakur, MD, Hematology/Oncology (Heme/Onc) Fellow at Northwell Health, and Waqas Haque, MD, Internal Medicine Resident at New York University, in a discussion about the importance of immunizations for cancer patients, their friends and family, and in general, as well as advice f...

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Highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium With Jason Mouabbi, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium At the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), researchers from around the world presented breaking developments in the treatment and care of patients with breast cancer. In this interview, Dr. Jason Mouabbi, an Assistant Professor in the Development of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, shares the four abstracts which he believes will have the grea...

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Igniting a Passion for Oncology Nursing With CURE Extraordinary Healer® Award Winner Abbey Kaler, MS, APRN, FNP-C

Oncology Data Advisor® · Igniting a Passion for Oncology Nursing: Cure Extraordinary Healer Award® Winner Abbey Kaler, APRN The 2023 winner of the CURE Extraordinary Healer® Award, announced at the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in San Antonio, Texas, is Abbey Kaler, MS, APRN, FNP-C, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Advanced Breast Cancer Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After the excitement of her win, Ms. Kaler sat down with ...

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Validating Oncology Nursing Knowledge and Experience Through ONCC Certification With Tony Ellis, MSEd, CAE, ICE-CCP

Recently, the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) unveiled its new logo, which embraces the diversity and the passion behind oncology nursing. In this interview, Tony Ellis, MSEd, CAE, ICE-CCP, the Executive Director of ONCC, shares the features of their recently rebranded website and the benefits of obtaining ONCC certification, as well as steps and tips for nurses who are interested in becoming certified.  

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Exploring Virtual Reality for Patients With Brain Cancer With Amanda King, PhD, APNP-BC

In this interview from the 48th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Oncology Data Advisor talks with Amanda King, PhD, APNP-BC, a Nurse Scientist at the National Institutes of Health, about her innovative approach to address distress and anxiety experienced by patients with brain cancer through the use of virtual reality.  

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Advancing the Careers of Women in Hematology With Ariela Marshall, MD

At the recent American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, Ariela Marshall, MD, Director of the Women's Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Penn Medicine, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to talk about the ASH Women in Hematology Working Group, a group committed to career advances and leadership opportunities for women in hematology.  

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Implementing Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Programs With Sepideh Gholami, MD, MAS, FACS, FSSO

Oncology Data Advisor® · Implementing Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Programs With Sepideh Gholami, MD, MAS, FACS, FSSO Recently, Sepideh Gholami implemented a Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Program at Northwell Health. In this interview, Dr. Gholami discusses what exactly a hepatic artery infusion pump is, its benefits, and how it will affect the future treatment landscape of cancers as a whole. As well, she advocates for the implementation of these programs in more institutions across t...

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Additional Advances in Advanced Prostate Cancer With Tanya Dorff, MD

Oncology Data Advisor® · Additional Advances in Advanced Prostate Cancer With Tanya Dorff, MD Recently, Tanya Dorff, MD, Division Chief of the Genitourinary Disease Program at City of Hope, served as faculty for i3 Health's CME/NCPD-approved activity, Evolving Treatment Concepts and New Data in Advanced Prostate Cancer. Since recording, a plethora of new data and treatment options have been made available for prostate cancer, as well as additional ongoing and future clinical trials to...

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Ivosidenib Approved for IDH1-Mutant Myelodysplastic Syndromes With Amir Fathi, MD

Recently, the FDA approved ivosidenib for adult patients with relapsed or refractory myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with a susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation. In this interview, Amir Fathi, MD, Director of the Leukemia Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the leaders of the AG120-C-001 trial (NCT02074839), on which approval was based, sat down to further discuss the trial and approval, as well as what this could mean for the future treatment landscape of MDS. &n...

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Improving Early Detection With Joseph Kalis, PharmD, BCOP

This November, Oncology Data Advisor is honoring Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and helping to raise awareness about early detection in hopes of improving outcomes for patients with this disease. In this interview, Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board member Joseph Kalis, PharmD, BCOP, Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Colorado Health, explains the challenges related to diagnosis and screening, ongoing efforts to develop better detection methods, and messages for both the public and the health care community for maintaining awareness of pancreatic cancer.  

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