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NCCN 21st Annual Conference

breast cancer

Sarah L. Blair, MD, on Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Older Women: Surgical Management

Sarah L. Blair, MD, of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, discusses surgical resection of breast cancer, which has the best chance of cure and is better than hormonal treatment alone, even in patients...

cns cancers

Louis Burt Nabors, MD, on Primary and Recurrent Gliomas: Notable Developments in Management

Louis Burt Nabors, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses improvements in the 2016 NCCN Guidelines for glioma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, and glioblas...

multiple myeloma

Kenneth Anderson, MD, on Multiple Myeloma Guideline Updates

Kenneth Anderson, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses how the many advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma affect current and future clinical practice.

pain management

Judith Paice, PhD, RN, on Managing Cancer Pain: Strategies for Prescribing Opioids

Judith Paice, PhD, RN, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discusses strategies for safe opioid prescribing: making a comprehensive assessment, stratifying r...

lung cancer

Douglas E. Wood, MD, on Lung Cancer: Workup and Staging

Douglas E. Wood, MD, of the University of Washington, discusses best practices, which enable a complete workup in 1 to 2 weeks in almost all patients, saving unnecessary testing. 

lung cancer

Douglas E. Wood, MD, on Lung Cancer Screening: Status and Patient Selection

Douglas E. Wood, MD, of the University of Washington, discusses important new developments in early detection, the need to educate primary care physicians and patients, and the potential to save up to...

leukemia

Jeffrey Jones, MD, MPH, on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Optimizing Treatment With New Agents

Jeffrey Jones, MD, MPH, of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the use of small molecule inhibitors in developing an individualized treatment plan for patients with CLL.

pancreatic cancer

Mahmoud Al-Hawary, MD, on Pancreatic Cancer: The Role of Imaging

Mahmoud Al-Hawary, MD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the role of radiology in diagnosing and staging pancreatic tumors, optimizing imaging techniques, and the va...

colorectal cancer

Christopher Willett, MD, on Localized Rectal Cancer: Emerging Treatment Paradigms

Christopher Willett, MD, of Duke Cancer Center, discusses short and long courses of treatment, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiation, and organ preservation without surgery.

breast cancer

Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, on Controversies in Breast Cancer Screening Strategies

Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses American Cancer Society recommendations, including the advice that women with an average risk of breast cancer should under...

leukemia

Jerald Radich, MD, on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Managing Advanced-Phase Disease

Jerald P. Radich, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses ways to prevent advanced-phase chronic myeloid leukemia through adherence to prescribed treatment and routine monitoring ...

lung cancer

Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD, on Metastatic NSCLC: Managing EGFR-Mutation–Positive Disease

Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD, of Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the importance of tumor profiling for non–small cell lung cancer and strategies for treating EGFR-positive disease in the...

symptom management
survivorship

Joseph B. Narus, DNP, GNP-BC, ANP, on Sexual Function in Survivors: Guideline Update

Joseph B. Narus, DNP, GNP-BC, ANP, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the impact of cancer treatment on men’s sexual health, and treatment options to improve erectile function.

Jaffer Ajani, MD, on Metastatic Gastroesophageal Cancers: Expert Perspective

Jaffer Ajani, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the importance of HER2/neu testing and other aspects of treating patients with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinom...

William Gradishar, MD, on Breast Cancer Guideline Updates

William Gradishar, MD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, discusses updates including preoperative HER2-directed therapy, optimal adjuvant endocrine treatme...

Joseph Simone, MD: Highlights of the 21st Annual NCCN Conference

Joseph V. Simone, MD, of the Simone Consulting Company, gives his expert perspective on the important messages of this year’s meeting.

gynecologic cancers

Wui-Jin Koh, MD, on Vulvar Cancer: Guidelines Update

Wui-Jin Koh, MD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses the multiple services required to best treat this rare cancer.

Anne Covey, MD, on Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Guideline Updates for Locoregional Treatment

Anne Covey, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the role of ablation and arterial-directed therapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Daniel T. Chang, MD, on Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Guideline Updates for Locoregional Treatment

Daniel T. Chang, MD, of the Stanford Cancer Institute, discusses the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Toby C. Campbell, MD, on Palliative Care: Patient and Provider Perspectives

Toby C. Campbell, MD, of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, discusses palliative care, hospice care, and best supportive care practices, as well as the challenges of symptom management...

Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, on Cervical Cancer: Evolving Treatment Strategies

Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses improvements in fertility-sparing surgery for young women, advances in lymph node assessment, and the evolving role of chemo...

Alan Venook, MD, on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Choosing Optimal Treatment Strategies

Alan Venook, MD, of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses new observations on biomarkers, the best combinations of therapies, and how to sequence them.

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