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The Latest in Melanoma Treatment: A Guest Perspective

Ryan Sullivan, MD Associate Director of the Melanoma Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School Curious Dr. George Cancer Commons Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, is the face and curator of this invitation-only column. What’s new in melanoma treatment? Our chief scientist Emma Shtivelman, PhD, recently outlined the latest […]

Helping Patients Access Investigational Treatments

Curious Dr. George Cancer Commons Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, is the face and curator of this invitation-only column. Lea Ann Browning-McNeeDirector of Communications & Stakeholder Engagement at the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA   Susan C. Winckler, RPh, Esq. CEO at the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA   For some advanced cancer patients, the […]

When is the Best Time to Seek a Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma?

For some people with glioblastoma brain tumors, enrolling in a clinical trial enables access to cutting-edge treatment. Here, our Curious Dr. George talks clinical trials with Cancer Commons Expert Physician Advisor, Eric T. Wong, MD. Dr. Wong is also Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center at […]

Can Really Big Data Inform Precise Decisions for Individual Patients?

New technologies are transforming cancer research. By optimizing research protocols and leveraging data more efficiently and intelligently, these tools hold the promise to improve personalized cancer care. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Matvey B. Palchuk, MD, MS, FAMIA, VP of Informatics at TriNetX, LLC, about the capabilities of his company’s platform. Curious Dr. George: Translational […]

Just Diagnosed with Advanced Lung Cancer: What Now?

A new cancer diagnosis is overwhelming. Patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks lung cancer expert Howard (Jack) West, MD, how he would handle his own diagnosis of advanced lung cancer. Dr. West is a Princeton- and Harvard-educated oncologist with additional training and […]

How an Expert Would Manage Her Own Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Cancer patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks oncologist Summer Dewdney, MD, how she would handle her own diagnosis of advanced ovarian cancer. Dr. Dewdney is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Curious Dr. […]

Behind the Scenes at Cancer Commons: Working with Patients

Cancer Commons helps advanced cancer patients identify and access their best-possible treatments. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Chief Scientist Emma Shtivelman, PhD, for an inside look at how she helps the people who turn to us for guidance. Curious Dr. George: As Chief Scientist at Cancer Commons for many years, you have helped thousands of patients with […]

How an Expert Would Manage Her Own Advanced Colorectal Cancer

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 of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr. Wu is Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Associate Division Director […]

What Is a Cancer Commons Options Report?

As a Cancer Commons Scientist, Lola Rahib, PhD, helps cancer patients and caregivers navigate treatment. Some of these patients receive a Cancer Commons Options Report. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Dr. Rahib to share what goes into each Options Report. Curious Dr. George: Cancer Commons provides advanced cancer patients who seek information with additional options […]