Interviews

Dr Sarah Tasian Highlights Exciting New Advances Coming to Pediatric AML
January 09, 2020 – 
Sarah Tasian, MD, attending physician in the Division of Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, highlights the coming advances in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that she is the most excited for.
Dr C. Ola Landgren: MRD Is a Growing Topic of Interest in Cancer
January 08, 2020 – 
While minimal residual disease (MRD) has been a topic of research for at least a decade, right now it is more top of mind than ever before for people treating cancer, said C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer.
Dr Bruce Sherman Outlines Successful Employer Strategies for Containing Healthcare Costs
January 07, 2020 – 
An array of different techniques, including direct primary care, are being used by employers to manage healthcare costs while keeping care affordable for employees, according to Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
Dr Ruben Mesa on the Importance of Gauging Quality of Life in MPNs
January 06, 2020 – 
Quality of life is an important end point in clinical trials, and it is important to discuss that with regulatory agencies, said Ruben Mesa, MD, director of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr Andrew Solomon Details Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed as MS
January 04, 2020 – 
There are numerous conditions, including many rare and difficult to recognize disorders, which can be mistaken for MS, said Andrew Solomon, MD, associate professor of neurological sciences and division chief of multiple sclerosis at Larner College of Medicine, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Dr Lena Winestone Highlights Impact Neighborhood Has on Outcomes in Pediatric Cancer
January 04, 2020 – 
Since there are aspects of care in clinical trials that might not be mandated, research is being done to see whether there are socioeconomic disparities for things like supportive care for children with cancer, said Lena Winestone, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr Abby Statler Discusses Restrictive Criteria Excluding Minority Patients From AML Trials
January 03, 2020 – 
In research presented at the 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition, Abby Statler, PhD, MPH, MA, research associate, Cleveland Clinic, and her colleagues found that African Americans with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be excluded from clinical trials due to renal dysfunction, despite it having no impact on AML outcomes.
Dr Bruce Sherman Discusses Opportunities for Employers to Emphasize Value When Purchasing Healthcare Plans
December 31, 2019 – 
Employers’ decisions around purchasing healthcare plans should focus on a broader measure of value, including employee productivity, not just cost, according to Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
Dr Thomas Frisell Discusses Cardiovascular Disease Risk for Patients With MS
December 30, 2019 – 
Thomas Frisell, PhD, coordinator of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, discusses whether patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease.
Dr Lindsey Roeker on Using MRD for Decision Making
December 29, 2019 – 
So far, minimal residual disease (MRD) has not been used much outside of clinical trials, but researchers are testing how it might be used to guide decisions in clinical practice, said Lindsey Roeker, MD, clinical fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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