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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U.S. FDA Approves IBRANCE® (palbociclib) for the Treatment of Men with HR+, HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer

quotesThis label approval of palbociclib for male breast cancer is an example of creativity to address sub…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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FDA Warns Companies To Stop Making ‘Unsubstantiated’ Claims About CBD Curing Cancer And Alzheimer’s

quotesThanks to the FDA for this initiative. Underscoring once again that there is nothing "medical" abou…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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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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AMA Says Prior Authorizations Increasing, Interfering With Care Continuity

quotesPayer Prior Authorization: Intrusion, Disruption and Patient Harm Is it any surprise that the freq…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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ADXS-PSA in Combination with KEYTRUDA® Prolonged Survival in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

quotesA badly misleading title. This study could not determine if survival is prolonged by the combinatio…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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FDA Approves Expanded Monotherapy Label for Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)

quotesThis new approval is more likely to lead to worse care rather than net benefit. The approval of pemb…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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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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They’re The Next New Thing In Cancer Immunotherapy, But Will Bispecifics Help More Patients Than CAR-Ts?

quotesBITE technology is extremely exciting! It will be important to see if the first product launches ca…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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Doctors Without Appointments

quotesThis particular article hit close to home on two fronts. I can share the author's frustration about …quotes

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William Harwin MD

Florida Cancer Specialists
President and Managing Partner

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Seattle Genetics and Takeda Present Positive Data from Phase 3 ECHELON-2 Clinical Trial for ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) in Frontline Treatment of CD30-Expressing Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

quotesLike the data…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