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Leora Horn, MD, MSc, associate professor of cancer research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses the use of circulating tumor DNA analysis as a means to monitor response to, as well as resistance to, ensartinib in patients with ALK–positive non–small cell lung cancer.
The optimal anticoagulant takes into consideration a variety of components, including patient preference, the indication for anticoagulation, comorbidities, reversibility, and other factors relevant to the clinical scenario.
Douglas B. Johnson, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, clinical director, Melanoma Research Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the promise of combination therapy in patients with melanoma.
Leora Horn, MD, associate professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), assistant director, educator development program, clinical director, Thoracic Oncology, medical oncologist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Medical Center, discusses the FDA approval of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for use in combination with bevacizumab (Avastin), carboplatin, and paclitaxel for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer. 
Leora Horn, MD, associate professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), assistant director, educator development program, clinical director, Thoracic Oncology, medical oncologist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Medical Center, discusses next steps with atezolizumab (Tecentriq) in small cell lung cancer.
Wade T. Iams, MD, and Erin A. Gillaspie, MD, MPH, discuss the impact that immunotherapy has had on the treatment of patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer.
Opioids are prescribed to manage cancer pain because the benefits generally outweigh the risks and because of the ethical imperative for quick relief. However, patients are exposed to a degree of risk for misuse and abuse.
Leora Horn, MD, associate professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), assistant director, educator development program, clinical director, Thoracic Oncology, medical oncologist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Medical Center, discusses selecting the necessary inhibitor for patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer.
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