Meet the OBR Editorial Board

Editor's Note: At OBR we have created an editorial board of renown thought leaders in different cancer disease areas. The role of our editorial board is to provide valuable insights through editorial commentary accompanying our daily news. We call it virtual access. By providing our insights into the daily news, you will have access into how these thought leading oncologists interpret the oncology news and events we carry in OBR daily. We hope that our editorial boards's insights will bring great value to the oncology community.

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Debu Tripathy, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Scientists Identify Unique Genomic Features in Testicular Cancer

quotesThese findings are an example of the power of genomic sequencing and bioinformatic analysis - with a…quotes

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Howard S. Hochster, MD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Rutgers-CINJ Associate Director, Clinical Research Director Clinical Oncology Research, RWJ-B Health System

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Opdivo (nivolumab) in Combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) Demonstrates Clinical Activity in Previously Treated Patients with dMMR or MSI-H Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

quotesGreat work by Mike Overman and colleagues showing prolonged benefit to Nivo (3 mg,kg) and Ipi (1 mg,…quotes

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Richard Goldberg, MD

Director WVU Cancer Institute Director of Cancer Signature Program Laurence S. and Jean J. DeLynn Chair of Oncology

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Study Examines 'Watch-And-Wait' Approach for People with Rectal Cancer

quotesThis is a very interesting study that opens the door to prospective investigation of a randomized tr…quotes

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Ted Okon

Executive Director Community Oncology Alliance

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Oncologists Disagree On Use Of Value To Guide Cancer Treatments

quotesA total of 31 oncologists and only from academic centers, medical centers, and the VA. No community …quotes

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William McGivney, PhD

National Health Policy Expert

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Here’s What We Actually Know About The Amazon, Berkshire And J.P. Morgan Health Initiative (Hint: Very Little)

quotesOne tweet struck me in this story about the update on Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire and it is:  quotes

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H. Jack West, MD

Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA; CEO, Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

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AstraZeneca Reports Results From the ARCTIC Trial In Third-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

quotesThis is a disappointing result, particularly considering how low the bar is to beat third line stand…quotes

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Winston Wong, PharmD

President, W-Squared Group

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U.S. Medicare Sets Outpatient Rate For Yescarta Reimbursement

quotesCMS has set the reimbursement for their near normal outpatient rate, thus CMS is treating the CAR-T …quotes

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Michael G. King Jr.

Managing Director and Senior Biotechnology Analyst

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves POMALYST® (pomalidomide) for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma

quotesI am excited to be joining the editorial board on OBR; I have been a fan of the publication since it…quotes

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Jennifer Levin Carter, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer and Founder, N-of-One

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Robert A. Figlin, MD., FACP

Professor and Director, Division of Hematology Oncology Department of Medicine,Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Associate Director for Academic Program Development Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute Professor of Medicine and Urology, Emeritus David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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CT Scans Can Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds

quotesThis long awaited trial performed by the National Cancer Institute demonstrates the benefits of low …quotes

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Dean Gesme, MD

FACP FACPE FASCO President, Minnesota Oncology

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Payment Bundles That Include Drug Costs May Destabilize Cancer Care Delivery Environment

quotesThere is no quicker way to "burn out" physicians than to put them "at risk" for expenses that they c…quotes

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Jeff Patton, M.D.

CEO Tennessee Oncology

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Oncologists Getting 6% of Drug Price Is 'Financial Conflict'

quotesThere are certainly some perverse incentives in medicine but there is a significant literature that …quotes

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Thomas Marsland, MD

Vice President Integrated Community Oncology Network Former Community Representative ASCO Board of Directors

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Bundled Payments With Drug Costs Penalize Oncology Practices

quotesClearly the risk for a drug payment bundle could be prohibitive. The variation from practice to prac…quotes

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William Harwin MD

Florida Cancer Specialists President and Managing Partner

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Memorial Sloan Kettering to Offer DigniCap® Scalp Cooling Device in New York Metro Area Locations

quotesAt Florida Cancer Specialists we have been using DigniCap for several months at 3 of our site and it…quotes

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Howard Sandler, MD, MS, FASTRO

Ronald H. Bloom Chair in Cancer Therapeutics
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Interim Director, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Radiotherapy Offers New Treatment Option for Liver Cancer

quotesInteresting experience using focal radiation techniques (with injected radiation) to treat HCC. Ther…quotes