Entries by melindaroberts

Meet Deb Christensen, Nurse Navigator for People Facing Advanced Cancer

For people with advanced cancer, making sense of the complexities of cancer treatment can be truly daunting. Enter the oncology nurse navigator (ONN), a nurse with specialized training to help patients overcome any barriers they may face in accessing high-quality cancer care. At Cancer Commons, our Director of Patient Services Deb Christensen, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, […]

Using Virtual Trials to Screen for Potential Glioblastoma Therapies

The existing drug development system “has failed miserably” for people with glioblastoma brain tumors, according to Al Musella, DPM, President of the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc. In partnership with Cancer Commons, his organization’s Brain Tumor Virtual Trial aims to speed discovery of promising new glioblastoma treatments. Curious Dr. George: How might your […]

How an Expert Would Manage His Wife’s Metastatic Breast Cancer

Curious Dr. George Cancer Commons Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, is the face and curator of this invitation-only column. Richard B. Schwab, MD Professor of Medicine – Division of Hematology/Oncology; Medical Director, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion Infusion Center – UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center For most people with breast cancer, a lump is the […]

How an Expert Would Handle His Own Cancer of Unknown Origin Causing Severe Back Pain?

Curious Dr. George Cancer Commons Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, is the face and curator of this invitation-only column. Marc B. Garnick, MD Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Treating cancer that has been fully diagnosed can be a complex challenge. But sometimes the process of […]

How an Expert Would Treat Her Own Metastatic Melanoma

Curious Dr. George Cancer Commons Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, is the face and curator of this invitation-only column. Pauline Funchain, MD Director of the Melanoma Medical Oncology and Genomics Programs at Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cancer patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks […]

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 […]