Interviews

Nobel Prize Winner Dr James Allison on the Impact His Work Has Made
November 12, 2018 – 
It has been good knowing that treatments he has had a hand in developing will give years of quality life to patients, where treatments only gave a few months before, explained James Allison, PhD, chair of the Department of Immunology, the Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair in Immunology, director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Research, executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and 2018 Nobel Prize cowinner in Medicine.
Elizabeth Stringer Explains Veterans' Risk of Opioid Abuse
November 05, 2018 – 
What we found in our predictive model for opioid use disorder is that behavioral health conditions are actually the best predictors of who is going to traverse into opioid use disorder, explained Elizabeth Stringer, PhD, chief science and clinical officer of axialHealthcare.
Dr Barbara McAneny Expresses Concern With Increasing Consolidation
November 04, 2018 – 
The American Medical Association (AMA) had pushed for the CVS–Aetna merger to be blocked because of the increasing body of literature that shows consolidation results in more expensive care with no increase in quality, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the AMA.
Dr Sanjeev Arora Explains the Origins of Project ECHO and Improving Access to Care
November 02, 2018 – 
Project ECHO, which helps specialists disseminate knowledge to primary care providers, was created on the idea that patients should not be dying from curable diseases because they don’t have access to the right providers, said Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACG, MACP, director and founder of Project ECHO and a professor of medicine at University of New Mexico.
Nobel Prize Winner Dr James Allison on Meeting Patients Treated With Ipilimumab
October 24, 2018 – 
As a basic scientist, James Allison, PhD, didn’t always meet the patients who benefitted from treatments he discovered, but he did meet 1 woman who participated in one of the early trials of ipilimumab.
Dr Barbara McAneny Discusses the Effect of OCM's Second Performance Period Results
October 23, 2018 – 
Practices that did not meet cost-savings goals in either the first or second performance periods of the Oncology Care Model (OCM) will likely leave the program, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the American Medical Association.
Nobel Prize Winner Dr James Allison Discusses the Need to Fund More Fundamental Science
October 12, 2018 – 
Major discoveries only happen when there is funding for fundamental science, said James Allison, PhD, chair of the Department of Immunology, the Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair in Immunology, director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Research, executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and 2018 Nobel Prize cowinner in Medicine. He explained that he never would have discovered how to use the CTLA-4 protein to treat cancer if he hadn’t been trying to understand the mechanisms of T-cell activation.
Dr Winston Collins: Chronic Pain Often Brings a Need for Psychosocial Services
October 03, 2018 – 
Chronic pain is often associated with depression or dysphoria as people can no longer do all the things they want, which may require psychosocial services, said Winston Collins, PhD, program director for substance use services at the John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Centers.
Dr Jeffrey Gudin Explains Why Opioid Prescribing Requires Careful Balance of Patient Needs
October 01, 2018 – 
Healthcare providers must think about the entire home environment their patient lives in when prescribing opioids, said Jeffrey Gudin, MD, director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr Robert Gabbay: New Therapy Options Make It Easier to Manage Patients With Diabetes
September 28, 2018 – 
There are a growing number of diabetes therapies, which has led to the need to individualize choices based on patient profile, said Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Joslin Diabetes Center.
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