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Oncology Data Advisor™ · Optimizing Treatment Selection, Sequencing, and Tolerability in Small Cell Lung Cancer An estimated 236,740 new cases of lung cancer are reported in the United States annually, and 130,180 people die of the disease. Approximately 14% of cases are classified as small cell lung cancer (SCLC). While SCLC is usually treated with systemic therapy with or without radiation, the 5-year relative survival rate is a dismal 7%, indicating a need for continued research ...
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...
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 ...
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 (...
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...
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...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Updates in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Improving Patient Outcomes Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) comprise a heterogeneous group of myeloid malignancies that derive from abnormal multipotent progenitor cells and are characterized by bone marrow failure and peripheral blood cytopenias (NCCN, 2021; Garcia-Manero et al, 2021). Survival in MDS ranges from a median of 8.8 years in the lowest-risk patients to as little as 0.8 years in the highest-risk pat...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Improving Outcomes in Hodgkin Lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare malignancy of the lymph nodes and lymphatic system, with about 8,830 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States (Siegel et al, 2021). While the advent of novel therapies is leading to significantly improved outcomes, HL treatment continues to be associated with an increased risk for secondary cancers and cardiovascular disease (NCCN, 2021; Kreissl et al, 2020). In order to mi...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Therapy of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: An Evolving Landscape Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a hematologic malignancy characterized by the proliferation of immature lymphoid cells throughout the bone marrow and blood (Ranathunga et al, 2020). Although survival has improved in recent years due to considerable advances in treatment, the rate of relapse remains high (ASCO, 2021; Samra et al, 2020). One reason for this is that older patients are o...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Emerging Checkpoint Inhibitor–Based Strategies for Advanced Endometrial Cancer Cancer of the uterine corpus, also called endometrial cancer (EC), is the most common cancer of the female genital tract, with an estimated 65,950 new cases diagnosed and 12,550 deaths annually in the United States (ACS, 2022). The mortality rate has increased approximately 1% each year from 2015 to 2019, an increase which may be related to a higher rate of advanced-stage ca...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · New Insights Into Preventing and Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is a potentially life-threatening toxicity of chemotherapy that has been recognized as a major risk factor for the development of infections in patients with cancer (NCCN, 2021). The severity and duration of neutropenia place patients at higher risk of developing febrile neutropenia (FN) and experiencing dose reductions or delays that may comprom...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Harnessing Immunotherapy-Based Strategies for Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer An estimated 236,740 new cases of lung cancer are reported in the United States annually, and 130,180 people die of the disease. Approximately 84% of cases are classified as non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (ACS, 2022). Though new screening procedures have identified more lung cancers at an earlier stage, most patients are still diagnosed at a locally advanced or metast...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Optimizing Management of Metastatic Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Squamous cell lung carcinoma is a distinct histologic subtype of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that accounts for approximately 25% to 30% of all NSCLC cases and is associated with approximately 30% shorter survival compared with other subtypes of the disease. Because alterations and mutations for which targeted therapies are approved are uncommon in squamous cell NSCLC, treatment re...
· 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...
Hodgkin lymphoma is a rare malignancy involving the lymph nodes and lymphatic system, with 8,830 new cases diagnosed and accounting for 960 deaths each year in the United States (Siegel et al, 2021). In contrast with other cancers whose risk increases with age, the risk for HL increases in patients between 15 and 30 years of age, decreases during middle age, and is followed by another peak in adults older than 55 (NCCN, 2020). There are 2 main types of HL: classical HL, which accounts for 95% of...
Immune thrombocytopenia is an acquired immune-mediated disorder defined as a peripheral blood platelet count <100 x109/L with no known cause (Rodeghiero et al, 2009). The incidence is estimated to be 1.6 to 3.9 per 100,000 patient-years in adults and 0.46 to 12.5 per 100,000 patient-years in children (Terrell et al, 2010). Research has shown that the burden of ITP is significant. A survey of more than 1,300 patients across 13 countries showed 36% reported a high impact on emotional well-being...
An estimated 235,760 new cases of lung cancer are reported in the United States annually, and 131,880 people die of the disease. Approximately 84% of cases are classified as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (ACS, 2021). The most frequent genomic aberration among patients with NSCLC is the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation, approximately 2%-10% of which are exon 20 insertion mutations (Kumari et al, 2019; Dersarkissian et al, 2019). Exon 20 insertion mutations are a heterogenous ...
An estimated 228,820 new cases of lung cancer are reported in the United States annually, and 135,720 people die of the disease (ACS, 2020). Approximately 84% of cases are classified as non-small cell. Most patients are diagnosed at a locally advanced or metastatic stage, making systemic therapy the cornerstone of management (ACS, 2020). Although 70% of patients receiving first-line classical doublet chemotherapy demonstrate clinical benefit, most develop progressive disease within 5 months of t...
Physician burnout and work-related stress are serious and prevalent issues in oncology, with nearly 45% of oncologists experiencing signs of burnout. Recently, this problem has been further exacerbated by the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of Oncology Data Advisor, Daniel McFarland, DO, a head and neck medical oncologist and consult-liaison psychiatrist at Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital, joins i3 Health for a discussion that covers the varying factors th...
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of unknown origin that typically presents in older white and immunocompromised adults. An estimated 2,488 cases are diagnosed in the United States annually (Paulson et al, 2018). The incidence of MCC has risen rapidly during the past few decades, which has been attributed in part to people living longer with increased sun exposure and weakened immune systems, a feature that suggests an infectious origin and warrants further rese...

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