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    How an Expert Would Manage Her Own Advanced Colorectal Cancer

    With: Christina Wu, MD

    When facing a new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Expert Physician Advisor Christina Wu, MD, how she would handle her own diagnosis… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recently began recruiting patients for a phase 1 clinical trial to test a treatment in which an investigational cancer cell-killing virus called Telomelysin is directly injected into inoperable esophageal cancer tumors. Participating patients will receive this “cancer vaccine” alongside standard chemoradiation therapy.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Immuno-Oncology News reports on the European Commission’s approval of the drug nivolumab (Opdivo) for some patients with advanced esophageal cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    A news story published by OncLive reports that the European Union’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recently approved the drug olaparib for treating patients with a subset of advanced castrate-resistant prostate cancers that have BRCA1/2 mutations.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    A story published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation outlines two new treatment options approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this year. The two medications, rucaparib and olaparib, each target specific mutations that may be found in a patient’s tumor, and each was approved for a specific type of prostate cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    A story from Immuno-Oncology News covers new results from a phase 1 clinical trial that indicate promising safety and early efficacy of a treatment that combines the drug Keytruda and an experimental cancer vaccine for people with advanced melanoma.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This scientific research paper published in JAMA Oncology reports results from a clinical trial in which the drugs nivolumab and ipilimumab showed promising safety and efficacy for people with advanced liver cancer who had previously received the drug sorafenib.

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    What’s New in Treatments that Target the MAPK Pathway in Cancer?

    Emma Shtivelman, PhD

    If you are learning about treatment options for your or your loved one’s cancer, you may have heard of the MAPK pathway. This biological feature of human cells has become an important target of numerous drugs to treat cancer. Read… Read more »

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    Pancreatic Cancer: Why Diet Is Important

    H. Sofia Pereira, PhD

    Pancreatic cancer and nutrition are closely intertwined. Research has shown that diet can help many patients manage the loss of appetite and weight loss that often accompany pancreatic cancer, and good nutrition is linked to better treatment outcomes. Intriguingly, mounting… Read more »

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    How an Expert Would Manage His Own Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

    With: John Strickler, MD

    When confronted with a new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Expert Physician Advisor John Strickler, MD, how he would handle his own… Read more »