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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Study: Community Oncology Practices Have Lost $78 Million Due to Medicare Sequester

quotesVery important analysis conducted by Dr. Lucio Gordan and fellow researchers. Shows the adverse impa…quotes

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William McGivney, PhD

National Health Policy Expert

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Facing Criticism, CVS May Modify Its New Cost-Effectiveness Program For Covering Some Drugs

quotes C-VICER: CVS Embraces ICER We have reached a v…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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Progenics Reports Results of Phase 2/3 Trial of PSMA PET Imaging Agent PyL for the Detection of Prostate Cancer

quotesThe results of OSPREY 2301 will need to be confirmed, but look quite promising and address one of th…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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Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Phase 3 CheckMate -331 Study Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint of Overall Survival with Opdivo Versus Chemotherapy in Patients with Previously Treated Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer

quotesDisappointing result, especially since treatment with either topotecan or amrubicin in relapsed SCLC…quotes

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Winston Wong, PharmD

President, W-Squared Group

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With New Blood Test, Roche Dives Deeper Into Personal Cancer Care

quotesFrom a payer perspective, I do not think the clinical utility of the liquid biopsy has been show to …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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Reducing Time to Chemo Administration in an Inpatient Hematology Malignancy Unit

quotesIn contrast, chemotherapy initiation in the outpatient setting is being continually delayed due to p…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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Dr. Lucio Gordan Co-Authors Study Validating Financial Impact of Medicare Sequester Cut on Community Oncology

quotesThanks Lucio - good job. It is hard to believe that there is not a concerted effort to destroy commu…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