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Project Oncology®

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Showcasing major breakthroughs in cancer care from worldwide clinical trials, Project Oncology® educates and assists the healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to helping patients fight cancer. Here you’ll find leading oncologists discuss and share essential cancer care strategies for all different types of cancer. And as worldwide clinical trials continue to explore new screening tests and discover novel treatment options, you can rest assured that you’ll always catch the latest in cancer research with Project Oncology®.

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Fort Washington, PA

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Showcasing major breakthroughs in cancer care from worldwide clinical trials, Project Oncology® educates and assists the healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to helping patients fight cancer. Here you’ll find leading oncologists discuss and share essential cancer care strategies for all different types of cancer. And as worldwide clinical trials continue to explore new screening tests and discover novel treatment options, you can rest assured that you’ll always catch the latest in cancer research with Project Oncology®.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Emerging Frontiers: CAR T-Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors in Thyroid Cancer

7/16/2024
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD Guest: Saad Kenderian M.B, Ch.B CAR T-cell therapy has been revolutionary in the treatment of blood cancers like chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma, and according to recent research, this therapeutic approach may also help patients with thyroid cancer. However, there are several challenges associated with applying this technology to target solid tumors in thyroid cancer, like tumor heterogeneity and resistance. Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to talk about these challenges and how a research team is working to overcome them is Dr. Saad J. Kenderian, Assistant Professor of Oncology, Immunology, and Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Duration:00:11:41

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Optimizing Biomarker Testing to Guide Treatment Selection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

7/16/2024
Guest: Elizabeth Montgomery, MD Guest: John L. Marshall, MD This 1.0-credit activity provides oncology clinicians with practical insights into the importance of biomarker testing in patients diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), optimizing biomarker testing procedures, and the role of biomarkers in guiding treatment selection. Case vignettes will provide the basis for expert faculty discussions that explore ways to address common barriers to biomarker testing, benefits of tissue versus liquid biopsy, when to test and why, and the use of biomarkers in prediction and prognosis. Finally, individualizing the treatment of mCRC based on molecular (eg, RAS, BRAF, MSI-high, HER2), patient (eg, comorbidities, age), and tumor (location, resectability) characteristics, as well as patient preferences (quality of life, treatment toxicities) will be discussed.

Duration:00:59:54

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MCED Testing: Confirming a Positive Result with Diagnostic Follow-Up

7/11/2024
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Betsy O'Donnell, MD Guest: Tomasz Beer, MD, FACP Should a patient get a positive multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test result, there are two diagnostic resolution pathways proposed for localizing and confirming that result. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to break down those two pathways and how we can optimize our approach to diagnostic resolution are Drs. Betsy O’Donnell and Tom Beer. Dr. O’Donnell is the Director of Early Detection and Prevention of Malignant Conditions at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Dr. Beer is the Chief Medical Officer for Multi-Cancer Early Detection at Exact Sciences Corporation.

Duration:00:13:59

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Dual Challenges: Managing Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Hepatitis B Co-Infection

7/9/2024
Host: Jody Takemoto, PhD Guest: Robert Wong, MD Hepatitis B is one of the leading causes of liver cancer globally, underscoring the importance of screening, diagnosing, and treating patients appropriately. However, there are several considerations to keep in mind when caring for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with hepatitis B co-infection, which is why Dr. Jody Takemoto speaks with Dr. Robert Wong about those factors and essential management strategies. Dr. Wong is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Duration:00:09:13

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Current Updates in Brain Imaging and Neurodegenerative Diseases

7/9/2024
Guest: Phillip H. Kuo, MD, PhD One of the major changes that's occurred very recently in the field of neurodegenerative disease and Alzheimer's disease, specifically, are the recently approved antibody therapies that remove amyloid from the brain, which is one of the culprit proteins in Alzheimer's disease. To learn more about this presentation from SNMMI 2024, join Dr. Phillip Kuo, Professor of Medical Imaging, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Duration:00:04:41

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Uncovering Barriers to HCC Surveillance in Patients with Cirrhosis

7/3/2024
Host: Jody Takemoto, PhD Guest: Robert Wong, MD A recent study explored clinician-level gaps and barriers to hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis and found that there is a lot of work to be done to help improve knowledge about cirrhosis, the recommended cancer screening guidelines, and how to implement those recommendations. Joining Dr. Jody Takemoto to discuss these findings and how we can address the uncovered challenges is Dr. Robert Wong, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Duration:00:09:19

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Multiple Myeloma Care: Translating Evolving Practices to Oncology Nurses in Community Settings

7/2/2024
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Patricia A. Mangan, RN, MSN, APRN-BC The expansion of treatment options and strategies across the disease continuum is good news for patients who previously had few options; however, it can be a challenge for clinicians to stay up–to date in this very dynamic setting.

Duration:00:54:26

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Salivary Toxicity from PSMA-Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals in mCRPC

7/1/2024
Guest: Geoffrey B. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. When looking at patients who suffer from prostate cancer who are receiving PSMA therapy, we can see on our images that the medication not only goes to their cancer, but it also goes to some other things in their body, including the salivary glands. To learn more about his recent study on salivary toxicity, join Dr. Geoffrey Johnson, Nuclear Medicine Specialist and Radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Duration:00:06:02

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A Look at the Utility of PSMA PET Scans in Prostate Cancer

7/1/2024
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Geoffrey B. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET scans are a method by which clinicians can see if a patient who is suffering from prostate cancer has tumors that are expressing the PSMA target. In addition to that, the scan allows us to measure how much of the medication we get onto that cancer target and if it’s going to be effective. Take a deep dive with Dr. Jennifer Caudle as she speaks with Dr. Geoffrey Johnson, Nuclear Medicine Specialist and Radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who also presented this research at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2024 Annual Meeting.

Duration:00:11:12

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The Evolving AI Landscape in Nuclear Medicine

6/28/2024
Guest: Joyita Dutta The AI landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. However, there is a shortage of large public data sets in nuclear medicine that AI models can be trained on. To learn more about what’s on the AI horizon and the challenges that are associated, join Dr. Joyita Dutta, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, who also presented this at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2024 Annual Meeting.

Duration:00:03:30

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Highlighting the Current Status and Future of Theranostics

6/28/2024
Guest: Geoffrey B. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. Clinicians are hopeful that theranostics could help treat patients as soon as they go metastatic or even before surgery to try to affect their therapy and possibly get them to avoid having to take toxic or high side effect therapies. To hear more, tune in with Dr. Geoffrey Johnson, Nuclear Medicine Specialist and Radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Duration:00:02:56

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AI in Nuclear Medicine: Improvements in the Field

6/28/2024
Guest: Chi Liu, PhD The field of artificial intelligence in nuclear medicine is evolving quickly with new models and approaches. Tune in with Dr. Chi Liu, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University, to hear more about his presentation from SNMMI 2024.

Duration:00:02:30

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Diving into New Directions of Radiopharmaceuticals

6/28/2024
Guest: Brianna Cagle The Discovery Team at Perspective has developed a compound, called PSV-359, which is a cyclic peptide radiopharmaceutical. It targets a protein, called fibroblast activation protein (FAP), which is a pan-cancer target and is expressed in a wide variety of cancers. To learn more about her presentation from SNMMI 2024, hear from Brianna Cagle, Research Scientist at Perspective Therapeutics in Iowa.

Duration:00:04:00

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A Unique Look at the Current and Future Directions of Cancer Vaccines

6/20/2024
Guest: Lillian Siu, MD, FRCPC Since cancer vaccines have been of interest to oncologists for decades, they’ve been trying to figure out how to prime or stimulate the immune system to attack cancer, and until the last few years, cancer vaccines have been challenging. To learn about this unique area of study, which she also presented at ASCO 2024, join Dr. Lillian Siu, Senior Medical Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Duration:00:03:30

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A Look at the Horizon of Cancer Vaccines

6/20/2024
Guest: Lillian Siu, MD, FRCPC With a few studies in the works for cancer vaccines, the future is exciting for what this could mean for oncology patients. Dive in to learn about the various ways to package cancer vaccines so they can be delivered to patients effectively. And to learn more about the limitations, targets, and platforms of cancer vaccines, which was the topic of her presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2024 Conference, hear from Dr. Lillian Siu, Senior Medical Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Duration:00:04:41

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MCED Testing: Strategies for Mitigating the Risk of Overdiagnosis

6/20/2024
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Nima Nabavizadeh, MD Guest: Tomasz Beer, MD, FACP While multi-cancer early detection (MCED) testing has the potential to significantly impact the way we approach cancer screening, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with it, like overdiagnosis. That’s why Drs. Nima Nabavizadeh and Tom Beer join Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss the advantages and drawbacks of MCED testing and how we can mitigate the risk of overdiagnosis. Dr. Nabavizadeh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine in the School of Medicine at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Beer is the Chief Medical Officer for Multi-Cancer Early Detection at Exact Sciences Corporation.

Duration:00:14:58

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The Impact of Advocacy on Healthcare

6/14/2024
Guest: Ashley L. Sumrall, MD If we want to ensure that we and our patients have healthcare when we’re older and it continues to be available, it’s important to take a stand and be a part of advocacy work. There are multiple ways to get involved, and it’s not as intimidating as someone might think, so to share some of these strategies and the impact it could have on the future of healthcare, join Dr. Ashely Sumrall, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, and Associate Professor at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Levine Cancer Institute.

Duration:00:05:52

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The Power of Patient Advocacy in Daily Clinical Practice

6/14/2024
Guest: Ashley L. Sumrall, MD Advocacy is rooted in patients telling their stories, and every patient can be an advocate to help and allow others to hear about their experience. This has also helped clinicians get the medicine they need for their patients. Dive in to hear how you can incorporate advocacy strategies into your practice with Dr. Ashley Sumrall, Neuro- and Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, and Associate Professor at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Levine Cancer Institute.

Duration:00:03:13

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Updates on New Technologies and Imaging Agents in Healthcare

6/14/2024
Guest: Tyler J Bradshaw, PhD In recent years, doctors have become interested in how large language models and AI technologies could potentially improve radiology overall. Even though these technologies are still in the beginning stages of being used in medicine, eventually doctors hope to show what impact they could have on patients. To learn more about these new technologies and imaging agents, join Dr. Tyler Bradshaw, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who presented this topic at the SNMMI 2024 Annual Meeting.

Duration:00:07:08

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Practical Applications for Quality Improvement in Myelofibrosis Management: A Video Brief on Lessons Learned

6/12/2024
Host: Joseph Kim, MD, MPH This video brief will discuss quality improvement in myelofibrosis management. To highlight ways to improve care for patients with both primary and secondary myelofibrosis, we’ll examine the experiences of two cancer centers that engaged in quality improvement programs. Molecular Testing Symptom Assessment Prognostic Risk Assessment JAK Inhibitor Therapy Shared Decision-Making Interprofessional Team-Based Care Coordination

Duration:00:24:29