Genomic Testing in Breast Cancer: What You Must Know

want to learn about breast cancer genomic tests not genetics genomics we will teach you all about it if you’ve been diagnosed recently with a small early favorable breast cancer for some their sophisticated tests called genomic assays these cutting-edge tests can take a little deeper look into your cancer cells to give us aRead More Genomic Testing in Breast Cancer: What You Must Know

Dr. Howard Jack West: What to Expect During Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Dr. Howard Jack West: What to Expect During Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

[music] Hi I’m Jack West, Medical Oncologist at Swedish cancer institute in Seattle, Washington. I wanted to talk briefly about the question of what to expect from chemotherapy for mesothelioma. I’m going to focus on the most commonly prescribed and FDA approved regimen for mesothelioma, which is called Cisplatin and Alimta or Pemetrexed. This two-drugRead More Dr. Howard Jack West: What to Expect During Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Optimizing Chemotherapy for Frail and Elderly Patients With Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer

Optimizing Chemotherapy for Frail and Elderly Patients With Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer

>>OK, so we’re talking about gastroesophageal cancer and a study that ASCO has chosen to highlight. Why are you interested in this study?>>I love this study. A perennial problem in cancer clinical trials is that the people we include in our trials are the fit, healthy triathlete cancer patients, and we leave out the largeRead More Optimizing Chemotherapy for Frail and Elderly Patients With Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Tumor-Stroma Proportion and Resistance to Platinum Chemotherapy

Ovarian Cancer Tumor-Stroma Proportion and Resistance to Platinum Chemotherapy

>>You’re publishing a paper in JAMA Oncology about ovarian cancer and chemotherapy. So tell us about this paper.>>This was a very exciting study, although it was very small, only in 24 patients. But the investigators question whether the tumor-stroma proportion could predict those patients who didn’t respond to chemotherapy. So they divided the patients upRead More Ovarian Cancer Tumor-Stroma Proportion and Resistance to Platinum Chemotherapy