Navigating the High Cost of Cancer Treatments

Jorge Cortes, MD

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Dr. Jorge Cortes addresses the difficulties patients have in dealing with the high cost of cancer treatments and calls for an effort to make these drugs more affordable. He asserts that physicians should try to help by understanding the needs of their patients, educating them, and involving their social workers and pharmacies.
March 31, 2015

Precision Medicine for CLL

Dr. Jennifer R. Brown deliberates on the state of personalized medicine in relation to CLL. She explains that the targeted drugs currently used for CLL actually work for most patients, rather than just a subgroup. Also, CLL therapies are now generally in pill form and well tolerated with few side [ Read More ]

October 1, 2018

How International Standards for Molecular Biomarker Testing in Lung Cancer Have Influenced Which Tests are Routinely Performed

Drs. Roy Herbst and David Rimm discuss the 50-gene panel that has become an ISLC-mandated standard for all patients with lung cancer; however, the components of cancer biomarker testing panels must be fluid and respond to new developments in the field as reported in the literature and/or at international cancer [ Read More ]