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Bayer Secures One-Two Treatment For Liver Cancer After EU Approval

(Pharmafile [UK]) Aug 7, 2017 - Bayer has announced that it has received European Commission approval for its treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, as second-line treatment. This means that Stivarga will be available to use after Bayer’s other therapy, Nexavar, used in first-line treatment.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: August 07, 2017)

quotesAfter a decade with only sorafenib for advanced HCC, it is refreshing to have several promising new targeted drugs and immunotherapies vying for first and second line status in this disease.quotes

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Financial Counselors Help Patients Navigate Costly Care

(STAT/Associated Press) June 7, 2017 - Many people hit with a terrifying medical diagnosis like cancer also have to deal with another worry: whether the care will bankrupt them.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: June 09, 2017)

quotesPatient Financial Counselors (PFCs) are vital to patient quality of life - they reassure and support our patients every day so that we can minimize financial toxicity from our interventions.quotes

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Amazon Is Hiring People to Break into the Multibillion-Dollar Pharmacy Market

(CNBC) May 16, 2017 - Amazon is hiring a business lead to figure out how the company can break into the multibillion-dollar pharmacy market.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: May 17, 2017)

quotesWatch closely as Amazon may seek to break traditional distribution models in the drug prescibing space!quotes

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Dean Gesme, MD

FACP FACPE FASCO President, Minnesota Oncology...

Breast Cancer
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Debu Tripathy, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncol...

Lung Cancer
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H. Jack West, MD

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Gastrointestinal Cancers
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Howard S. Hochster, MD

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Howard Sandler, MD, MS, FASTRO

Ronald H. Bloom Chair in Cancer Therapeutics
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Jeff Patton, M.D.

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Jennifer Levin Carter, MD, MPH

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Richard Goldberg, MD

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Robert A. Figlin, MD., FACP

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Ted Okon

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Florida Cancer Specialists President and Managing Part...

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National Health Policy Expert...

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Winston Wong, PharmD

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