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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COA Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drug Reimbursement

quotesIt is very disappointing that this Administration would not undo the unconstitutional mistake of the…quotes

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William McGivney, PhD

National Health Policy Expert

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Potential Administrative Burdens in Oncology Clinical Pathways

quotesCoincidently, I was lecturing last week at the Home of Guideline study, Dartmouth (at the Tuck Busin…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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The Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Movember Foundation Announce 2018 Challenge Awards Winners

quotesThese Challenge awards are an exceptional selection of projects in prostate cancer research. They s…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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Broad Genetic Testing For Advanced Lung Cancer May Not Improve Survival

quotesThis doesn't mean that NGS testing is useless, but we must be careful not to oversell it as a miracl…quotes

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Winston Wong, PharmD

President, W-Squared Group

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Sorry About Your Stage 3 Cancer. Here's A Bill For $21,000 In Charges You Thought Were Covered

quotesUnfortunately, stories and reports like these are all too common. I have to wonder as I read this. …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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CMS Proposes Change In The Drug Payment Amount Under Medicare Part B

quotesCMS action on clinical documentation requirements to reduce redundant and superfluous charting is gr…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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COA Supports 340B Drug Discount Accountability Act

quotesI absolutely agree with the COA comments. The intent of the 340B program is laudable. We clearly nee…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