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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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Seattle Genetics Announces Positive Topline Results from Pivotal Trial of Tucatinib in Locally Advanced or Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

quotesThis is a long-awaited landmark and registrational trial testing the HER2-specific kinase inhibitor …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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First Opinion: PhRMA’s Talking Points Shouldn’t Derail The Pelosi Drug Pricing Bill

quotesKudos to Dr Peter Bach on responding to PhRMA talking points on drug pricing. I am all for R&D …quotes

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Ted Okon

Executive Director
Community Oncology Alliance

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PBM Middlemen Continue to Dodge Responsibility for Patient Suffering and Rising Drug Prices

quotesPBMs are getting more brazen in how they delay and deny cancer patients their oral drugs. Anyone in …quotes

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William McGivney, PhD

National Health Policy Expert

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Why The Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Has Been So Disappointing

quotesI am somewhat “dazed and confused” by the article entitled “Why the Cancer Moonshot Has Been S…quotes

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Tomasz M. Beer, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
Grover C. Bagby Chair of Prostate Cancer Research
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Deputy Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine

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Men with Prostate Cancer can be Spared Radiotherapy after Surgery

quotesReal progress agains over-treatment in prostate cancer. And PSA, which has a bad name in the eyes o…quotes

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H. Jack West, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology
Executive Director, Employer Services
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

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Lilly's CYRAMZA® (ramucirumab) Phase 3 Data in First-Line EGFR-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Published in The Lancet Oncology

quotesThough the progression-free survival (PFS) for this global trial is very encouraging, we've seen oth…quotes

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Winston Wong, PharmD

President, W-Squared Group

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Analyzes Clinical Pathway Use to Reduce Unwarranted Variation

quotesThis piece is a great example of a pathway program in process. Clinical pathways are not meant to b…quotes

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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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Big Pharma Bets on Body’s Garbage-Disposal System to Beat Cancer

quotesProtein degradation has shown considerable efficacy in the form of proteasome inhibitors. Additiona…quotes

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Jeff Patton, M.D.

CEO
Tennessee Oncology

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First Opinion: Physicians Aren’t ‘Burning Out.’ They’re Suffering From Moral Injury

quotesI found this article both fascinating and enlightening. I had not thought of "burnout" in terms of …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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NICE Draft 'No' for Roche's Tecentriq

quotesHmmmm....just read very interesting "Perspective" in NEJM (my light bathroom reading...) on Medic…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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Researchers Assess the Accuracy of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET in Localizing Prostate Cancer

quotesSome of the leaders in the US from UCLA and UCSF report on their Ga68 PSMA PET scan results in prost…quotes