NCCN 20th Annual Conference

survivorship

Crystal S. Denlinger, MD, on Management of Anthracycline-Induced Cardiac Toxicity

Crystal S. Denlinger, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses cardiac toxicities in cancer survivors, a new topic for the NCCN Survivorship Guidelines this year, and the need for more research on th...

cost of care

Clifford Goodman, PhD, and Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, on Value-Based Decision-Making at the Bedside

Clifford Goodman, PhD, of the The Lewin Group, and Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss the affordability of cancer care, the “financial toxicities” of high drug...

breast cancer

Robert W. Carlson, MD, and William J. Gradishar, MD, on Optimizing Treatment of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and William J. Gradishar, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discuss the...

Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, and Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO, on 20 Years of Improving Cancer Care Together: A Clinical Perspective

Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO, of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, ...

palliative care
survivorship

Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, and David S. Ettinger, MD, on the Characteristics of an Optimal Clinical Practice Guideline

Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and David S. Ettinger, MD, of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, discuss the evolutio...

pancreatic cancer
hematologic malignancies

Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, and Margaret A. Tempero, MD, on Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Samuel M. Silver, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Margaret A. Tempero, MD, of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss drugs developed ...

cost of care
health-care policy

Robert W. Carlson, MD, and Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA, on 20 Years of Improving Cancer Care Together: A Payer’s Perspective

Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA, of UnitedHealthCare, discuss the value of NCCN Guidelines in determining cove...

Robert W. Carlson, MD, and John A. Gentile, Jr, on Milestones of NCCN

Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and John A. Gentile, Jr, Chairman, Harborside Press, LLC, discuss the early days of NCCN, controversies that surr...

lung cancer

John C. Grecula, MD, on the Role of Radiation Therapy in Management of SCLC

John C. Grecula, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, discusses the evolution of precision delivery of radiation fo...

prostate cancer

Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, ScM, on New Treatment Options in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, ScM, of Duke Cancer Institute, discusses the recent practice-changing landmark studies that showed significant increases in survival for men with castration-resistant prostate...

colorectal cancer

Axel Grothey, MD, on Optimizing Systemic Therapy Selection in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Axel Grothey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, discusses how the NCCN Guidelines can help oncologists make strategic choices of the various agents available to treat metastatic colorectal cancer,...

multiple myeloma

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Current Treatment Approaches and Future Directions

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, discusses the incredible progress made in treating multiple myeloma, with nine therapeutic options approved in the past decad...

lung cancer

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD, on Diagnosis and Treatment of NSCLC Using Minimally Invasive Techniques

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD, of Duke Cancer Institute, discusses the superior efficacy of thoracoscopic lobectomy. This minimally invasive procedure is used in only 50% of lung cancer surgeries in the Unite...

skin cancer

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, on Immunotherapy and Melanoma

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses the advances in immunotherapy generally and for melanoma in particular.

survivorship

Rebecca H. Johnson, MD, on Fertility Preservation and Cancer

Although guidelines worldwide mandate fertility preservation for newly diagnosed patients within their reproductive window, most patients are still not referred or offered this option. Rebecca H. John...

Peter G. Shields, MD, on New NCCN Guidelines: Smoking Cessation for Patients With Cancer

Peter G. Shields, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, discusses the new NCCN Guidelines for helping patients with ...

bladder cancer

Peter E. Clark, MD, on a Guideline Update in the Management of Bladder Cancer

Peter E. Clark, MD, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center discusses the highlights of the 2015 NCCN Guidelines for bladder cancer in both non–muscle invasive and muscle-invasive disease.

gynecologic cancers

Wui-Jin Koh, MD, on Making NCCN Guidelines Relevant Around the Globe

Wui-Jin Koh, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses the program to adapt NCCN guidelines to regions of the world with different resource avai...

gastroesophageal cancer

Hans Gerdes, MD, on Endoscopic Therapies for Early-Stage Esophageal Cancers

Hans Gerdes, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a new approach to the management of early-stage esophageal cancers with endoscopic resections.

lung cancer

Leora Horn, MD, MSc, on Targeted and Emerging Therapies for Metastatic NSCLC

Leora Horn, MD, MSc, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the range of treatment options for people with lung cancer, including third generation inhibitors, and the key clinical trials st...

breast cancer

Ingrid A. Mayer, MD, on New Therapies for Hormone-Sensitive Advanced Breast Cancer

Ingrid A. Mayer, MD, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the evolution of endocrine therapy for metastatic breast cancer.

lymphoma

Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, on Emerging Treatment Options for Lymphomas

Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, talks about the revolution in lymphoma treatment, which started with rituximab and continues with obinutuzumab, ibrutinib, and o...

breast cancer

Melinda Telli, MD, on Evolving Treatment Strategies for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Melinda Telli, MD, of Stanford Cancer Institute, discusses the TNT trial for triple-negative breast cancer and the results reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

lung cancer

Gregory A. Otterson, MD, on Adjuvant Therapy and Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

Gregory A. Otterson, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, discusses the evolution of lung cancer treatment from adj...

breast cancer

Amy Cyr, MD on Advances in Management of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Amy Cyr, MD, of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, discusses advances made in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer: less radiation ...

kidney cancer

Eric Jonasch, MD, on Kidney Cancer: Current and Novel Treatment Options

Eric Jonasch, MD, of The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the progress being made in kidney cancer treatment and the clinical trials that focused on sunitinib, sorafenib, and ...

issues in oncology

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA, on the Value of NCCN Guidelines to Patients and Their Advocates

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA, of the Research Advocacy Network, discusses, from the perspective of a patient advocate, the value of the NCCN guidelines and the impact they have made on cancer care.

leukemia

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, on Updates to the Management of CLL

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the latest information on managing CLL and his optimism that a cure is in sight.

skin cancer
symptom management

Mario E. Lacouture, MD, on Management of Dermatologic Toxicities Associated With Targeted Therapies

Mario E. Lacouture, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the effect on patients of dermatologic toxicities associated with targeted therapies: their psychosocial impact, financial ...

leukemia

Jerald P. Radich, MD, on Treatment Milestones in CML: Stay the Course or Change Therapy?

Jerald P. Radich, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance discusses the evolution in treating and monitoring CML and whether monitoring at 3 and 6 months wil...

skin cancer

John A. Thompson, MD, on Treatment Options for Advanced Melanoma

John A. Thompson, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses the latest immunotherapeutics for advanced melanoma, including pembrolizumab, trametinib...

Gynecologic Cancers

Immunosignature Technology May Detect Ovarian Cancer With a Drop of Blood

“Immunosignatures” may be well suited to enable the detection of ovarian cancer, researchers reported at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 20th Annual Conference.1 “We developed a new c...

breast cancer
gynecologic cancers
kidney cancer
skin cancer
cost of care

NCCN Posters of Interest Included Studies in Kidney, Breast, and Endometrial Cancers, Melanoma, and Cost Issues

The quality and quantity of original research presented at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Annual Conference continue to grow since poster sessions debuted a few years ago. The ASCO P...

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