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    How an Expert Would Manage His Own Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer: An Update

    With: John H. Strickler, MD

    When confronted with a new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Previously, our Curious Dr. George asked John H. Strickler, MD, how he would handle his own hypothetical diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Now, Dr. Strickler provides an updated answer, outlining new options for the nearly 95% of pancreatic cancer patients with KRAS mutations. Dr.… Read more »

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    How Would a Northwestern Professor Manage His Own Liver Cancer?

    With: Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FACCC, FASCO

    When facing a frightening new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks liver cancer expert Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FACCC, FASCO, how he would handle his own hypothetical case of liver cancer. Dr. Benson is Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for Cooperative Groups at the Robert H.… Read more »

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    Successful Control of High Blood Pressure, a Major Cancer Comorbidity

    With: Robert E. Matthews

    People with cancer often face additional health conditions, or “comorbidities,” that complicate treatment. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major comorbidity that affects many cancer patients. Our Curious Dr. George asks Robert E. Matthews, President and CEO of MediSync in Cincinnati, Ohio, about how his company’s tools are helping physicians better manage their patients’ blood pressure. Curious Dr. George: All physicians and medical… Read more »

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    High-Energy Blue Light Powers a Promising New Treatment to Destroy Cancer Cells

    With: Stuart L. Marcus, MD, PhD

    A perennial challenge in cancer treatment is figuring out how to kill tumor cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Our Curious Dr. George asks Stuart L. Marcus, MD, PhD, founder and Chief Science Officer at SonALAsense, how his company’s light-activated drug treatment addresses this challenge, holding potential promise for people with brain, bladder, and possibly other cancers. Curious Dr. George: Your flagship treatment employs… Read more »

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    How Would an Expert Manage His Own Acute Myelogenous Leukemia?

    With: Adam Asch, MD

    When facing a frightening new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks leukemia expert Adam Asch, MD, how he would handle his own case of acute myelogenous leukemia. Dr. Asch is Professor of Medicine and Nancy Johnson Records Chair of Oncology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Curious… Read more »

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    How Would an Expert Manage His Own Advanced Esophageal Cancer?

    With: Sarbajit Mukherjee, MD, MS

    When facing a frightening new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks gastrointestinal cancer expert Sarbajit Mukherjee, MD, MS, how he would handle his own case of advanced esophageal cancer. Dr. Mukherjee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine—GI Medical Oncology and Co-Leader of the GI Translational Research Group… Read more »

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    Alibrex: A New Blood Test to Reveal Whether a Cancer Treatment is Working

    With: Kevin Knopf, MD, MPH

    In cancer treatment, time is of the essence. Our Curious Dr. George asks Kevin B. Knopf, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Cadex Genomics, how his company’s new test, Alibrex, could rapidly reveal how well a given treatment is working for a given patient. Curious Dr. George: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved about 270 anti-cancer drugs. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network… Read more »

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    Common Sense Oncology: Moving Back Towards Outcomes that Matter

    With: Christopher M. Booth, MD, FRCPC

    There are many ways to measure how well a particular cancer treatment works. But how much do these outcomes reflect a patient’s actual wellbeing? Our Curious Dr. George asks Christopher M. Booth, MD, FRCPC, one of the founding leaders of the new international initiative “Common Sense Oncology” (CSO), how CSO is working to improve patient outcomes. Curious Dr. George: The practice of clinical oncology… Read more »

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    PARIS Test Uses Lab-Grown Mini-Tumors to Find a Patient’s Best Treatment

    With: Carla Grandori, MD, PhD

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hundreds of drugs for the treatment of cancer. However, some approved drugs are more effective for certain patients than others. Our curious Dr. George asks Carla Grandori, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO of SEngine Precision Medicine, about her company’s test to detect which drugs are likely to be most effective for a given patient’s solid tumor.… Read more »

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    How Would an Expert Manage His Own Advanced Bladder Cancer?

    With: Daniel E.C. Fein, MD

    When facing a frightening new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Daniel E.C. Fein, MD, how he would handle his own case of advanced bladder cancer. Dr. Fein is a genitourinary oncologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, MA, as well as an Instructor in Medicine… Read more »