One of the most gratifying aspects of working in the oncology information field is the opportunity we have to interact with the scientists and clinicians who are seeking to advance the care of patients with cancer.
The definition of liquid biopsy has expanded to include the collection of cell-free DNA (cfDNA), along with various species of cell-free RNA and exosomes, all of which are capable of providing information on the disease status of patients with cancer.
Thousands of women have made the selfless choice to literally donate a precious piece of themselves by giving a breast tissue sample to the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, a unique resource for researchers worldwide.
To assess the impact of additional screening, Jean M. Weigert, MD, FACR, head of breast imaging for the Hospital of Central Connecticut, conducted a retrospective chart review to see how well it worked in detecting cancers in women with dense breasts during the first 4 years of implementation statewide.
Dr. Maurie Markman discusses how the transition to the new therapeutic paradigm of oral therapies necessitates that we consider unique aspects of this strategy that may negatively impact outcomes compared with an approach of systemic antineoplastic drug administration.
Combination therapy has significant potential to fill the niche of developing resistance to BTK inhibitors and rational pairings of ibrutinib with other standard treatments, including chemoimmunotherapy and CD20-targeting monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are rapidly gaining ground.
The emerging treatment landscape for patients with high-risk multiple myeloma is burgeoning with new classes of drugs, novel agents, and fresh combination strategies that offer many promising and exciting options for future therapeutic approaches.