Latest from University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center

Barry Paul Sleckman, MD, PhD, has been named director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD, PhD, discusses the importance of properly diagnosing patients with prostate cancer to avoid overtreatment.
The identification of appropriate biomarkers for evaluating responses to therapy would be beneficial across all stages of ovarian cancer, from early to advanced.
Louis B. Nabors, MD, of University of Alabama, Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the evolving treatment landscape for patients with brain metastases. 
Taylor Turner, MD, fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, discusses important steps to implement a genomic profiling program for gynecologic malignancies.
Rebecca C. Arend, MD, assistant professor, UAB School of Medicine, UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the FDA approval of bevacizumab (Avastin) as a frontline treatment in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel, followed by bevacizumab alone, for women with advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.
Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, discusses phase II findings with the triplet regimen of venetoclax (Venclexta), carfilzomib (Kyprolis), and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Costa shared this insight in an interview with OncLive during the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Older patients with colorectal cancer are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, according to results from an analysis of the SEER database.
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