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From a Small Town in the Rust Belt, Dennis J. Slamon, MD, PhD, Plays a Big Role in Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Treatment

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Dennis J. Slamon, MD, PhD, one of the principals in the discovery and development of trastuzumab—the first monoclonal antibody used against an oncogene that altered our entire approach...

global cancer care

From Humble Beginnings, Elisabete Weiderpass, MD, MSc, PhD, Distinguishes Herself as First Woman to Head the IARC

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Elisabete Weiderpass, MD, MSc, PhD, a Brazilian cancer researcher who is a naturalized Swedish and Finnish citizen. She is an expert in cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention. In...

breast cancer

Tracking the Progress Being Made in the Treatment of Breast Cancer and the Challenges Ahead

Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, has been in the field of oncology for more than 2 decades, he and says this is both one of the most exhilarating and challenging times in cancer care. “What excites me the most are the innovations in treatment that are literally transforming the lives of our patients and...

From a Sleepy Town in Pakistan, Seema A. Khan, MD, MPH, Emerges as a Leader in Surgical Oncology

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Seema A. Khan, MD, MPH, Professor of Breast Cancer Surgery at Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with her surgical and academic pursuits, Dr. Khan is an active...

From Texas to Sweden, Medical Oncologist Gil Morgan, MD, Enjoys Connecting the Cancer Community

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Gil Morgan, MD, a clinical oncologist formerly at the Division of Medical and Radiation Oncology at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden and now full-time Director of the OncoAlert...

Benjamin Besse, MD, PhD, Chooses a Career in Medicine Over Music

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Benjamin Besse, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Oncology at Paris-Saclay University, Orsay, France, and lung cancer specialist at Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, Villejuif. Currently, Dr....

head and neck cancer

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD: From Migrant Farm Worker to Neurosurgeon in Search of a Cure for Brain Cancer

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS, the James C. and Sarah K. Kennedy Dean of Research, Monica Flynn Jacoby Chair of Neurologic Surgery, and William J. and Charles...

ASCO CEO Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FASCO, FACP, Discusses How the Cancer Care Community Will Meet the Daunting Challenges Ahead

With this issue of The ASCO Post, we introduce a new feature, View From the Top: The Future of Cancer Care Delivery, which will explore how leaders in oncology are developing strategies to ensure continued innovative oncology care in an ever-changing health-care environment. In this inaugural...

breast cancer

Playing a Doctor in a School Play Sparked an Early Desire to Become a Real Doctor for Sibylle Loibl, MD, PhD

For this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Sibylle Loibl, MD, PhD, Chair of the German Breast Group (GBG) and Chief Executive Officer of the GBG Forschungs GmbH. Professor Loibl, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology ...

issues in oncology

Walks on a Beach With an Inspiring Grandfather Led to a Career in Cancer Research and Drug Development for Vivek Subbiah, MD

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Vivek Subbiah, MD, Center Clinical Medical Director of the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy, Cancer Medicine Division, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, ...

breast cancer

‘Best of SABCS’: Top 7 Picks From the 2022 Meeting by Jame Abraham, MD, FACP

Among the high-quality abstract presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), a few always stand out as particularly meritorious. Each year, The ASCOPost asks our Associate Editor, breast cancer specialist Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, to give us his picks. Dr. Abraham is Chairman of ...

Traveling the World at an Early Age Gave Perspective and Balance to Future Oncology Leader Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, Founding President of the Levine Cancer Institute. Established in 2011, the Levine Cancer Institute is part of Atrium Health (formerly the...

A Lifelong Love of Science Leads to a Leadership Role in Oncology for Laurie Glimcher, MD

For this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Laurie Glimcher, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). She is also Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Principal...

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, Traveled From Humble Beginnings to a Notable Career as an Oncology Leader

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, a physician-scientist who currently serves as President of the City of Hope National Medical Center and the Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief...

global cancer care

C.S. Pramesh, MS, FRCS, Seeks to Bring Equity to India’s Sprawling Cancer Care System

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with C.S. Pramesh, MS, FRCS, Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital and Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India. Dr. Pramesh is the Convener of the...

For William L. Dahut, MD, a Career of Service in Oncology

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with William L. Dahut, MD, who is currently serving as Chief Scientific Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS). In this role, Dr. Dahut manages all pieces of the organization’s discovery work,...

A Physicist Father Inspired a Love of Science in Oncology Researcher Stanton L. Gerson, MD

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Stanton (“Stan”) L. Gerson, MD, Dean and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, School of Medicine, and Acting Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Center for...

His Grandmother’s Death Inspires a Career in Oncology for Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, MD, MBA

In this installment of Living a Full Life, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, MD, MBA, Deputy Director, Chief Scientific Officer, and Chief of Solid Tumor Medical Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute, where his research focuses on the development of new therapies for...

Living With Hereditary Cancer, Oncologist Mark A. Lewis, MD, Shares His Experiences on Social Media to Assist Others

In this installment of Living a Full Life, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Mark A. Lewis, MD, Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Intermountain Healthcare, Murray, Utah, and Vice President of American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support. Dr. Lewis is also a social media...

Cleveland Clinic Appoints Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, as Chair of Taussig Cancer Institute

Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, is the new Chair of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Previously, he served as Consultant in Oncology, Professor of Oncology and Professor of Pharmacology at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Adjei also oversaw ...

Ariela L. Marshall, MD, Advocates for Equity and Reproductive Health in the Hematology-Oncology Community

In this installment of Living a Full Life, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Ariela L. Marshall, MD, Director, Women’s Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program at Penn Medicine. Along with her clinical and research activities, Dr. Marshall is also an advocate for women’s health and equity in ...

breast cancer

Mismatch in Breast Cancer Trial Results and Real-World Outcomes Based on Treatment Discontinuation

New research published by Zeng et al in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network raises issues with clinical trial findings that show adjuvant hormone therapy–related hot flashes predict better treatment outcomes among patients with estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer. The...

Sunil Verma, MD, Navigates an International Path From Clinical Educator in Oncology to Leadership in Industry

In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Living a Full Life series, guest editor, Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Sunil Verma, MD, the Global Head of Oncology, Medical, at AstraZeneca. Sunil Verma, MD, was born in Zambia, a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern, and East Africa. “My...

breast cancer

An Early Love of Science Led to a Career in Breast Cancer Research for Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH

In this installment of Living a Full Life, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH, a faculty member of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she is Chief of the Breast Cancer Program. Her current research focuses on the development of novel ...

issues in oncology

Brazilian Oncologist Antônio Drauzio Varella, MD, Rises From the Streets of São Paulo to International Fame

In this edition of Living a Full Life, Guest Editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Antônio Drauzio Varella, MD, a Brazilian oncologist, educator, scientist, and medical science popularizer in the press and television, as well as a best-selling author. Antônio Drauzio Varella, MD, was born in 1943 in ...

issues in oncology

From a Low-Income Family in Puerto Rico, to a Leadership Role in Oncology for Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD

In this installment of Living a Full Life, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD, Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Past Chair of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, and Vice Dean at Mayo Clinic Alix School of...

From the Vietnam War to the Stanford Cancer Institute: The Professional Journey of Quynh-Thu Le, MD

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor, Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Quynh-Thu Le, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Co-Director of the Radiation Biology Program of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and one of the Group Chairs of the NRG Oncology...

Mammen Chandy, MD, FRACP, FRACPA: A Pioneer in India’s Bone Marrow Transplantation Services

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with bone marrow transplant expert Mammen Chandy, MD, FRACP, FRACPA, Director of Tata Medical Center, in Kolkata, India. Dr. Chandy was instrumental in establishing the first sustained bone marrow...

Passionate About Surgical Oncology, Masakazu Toi, MD, PhD, Is a Leader in Japanese Clinical Trials

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Masakazu Toi, MD, PhD, a clinical breast cancer expert who is keen on research that translates basic science into clinical study. He is involved in various innovative research projects on the development ...

Craig Sauter, MD, Joins Cleveland Clinic

Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, Chairman of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, recently announced the appointment of Craig Sauter, MD, as the new Director of Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Cleveland...

Early Experiences in the United States Helped Shape an International Oncology Career for Aleix Prat, MD, PhD

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Aleix Prat, MD, PhD, Head of the Medical Oncology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Dr. Prat, a breast cancer researcher, is currently working to identify strategies to tailor treatment for...

An Atypical Road to a Career in Medicine and Leading a Cancer Center for Robert A. Winn, MD

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Robert A. Winn, MD, Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, Virginia. In 2020, he became the first Black physician to lead a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center. Among other...

gynecologic cancers
genomics/genetics

Prevalence of Germline BRCA Mutations in Indian Women With Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers, with 313,959 new cases and 207,252 deaths reported worldwide in 2020.1 Since there is no effective screening method, ovarian cancer in general is diagnosed in its late stage. The 5-year survival rate in women with ovarian cancer is less...

neuroendocrine tumors

Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialist Pamela Kunz, MD, Looks to Promote Equity in the Workforce

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Pamela Kunz, MD, Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Kunz is an international leader in the clinical care of patients with neuroendocrine...

breast cancer
global cancer care

Reflections on Evolution of Breast Cancer Care in India Over the Past 4 Decades

India has witnessed a major paradigm shift in the field of breast cancer and its management over the past 4 decades. The discipline of medical oncology has evolved exponentially over this period—a growth that few other scientific disciplines have experienced. Interventions at the individual,...

Drive, Curiosity, and a Love of Science: One Nurse’s Road to a Leadership Role in Oncology

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, noted for her work in patient-reported outcomes, symptom management, and comparative effectiveness of radiotherapy modalities. Her current research is focused on...

A Physician-Scientist’s Mother, Who Nursed Those With Chronic Diseases, Fueled His Passion for Biomedical Research

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Rodgers, a physician-scientist,...

Cleveland Clinic Appoints Brian Bolwell, MD, FACP, to New Leadership Role; Jame Abraham, MD, to Serve as Acting Chair, Taussig Cancer Institute

Brian Bolwell, MD, FACP, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chair, Physician Leadership and Development within the Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute at Cleveland Clinic. His new position is effective May 1, 2021. Dr. Bolwell has served as Chair of Cleveland Clinic...

breast cancer

Breast Cancer Screening With Clinical Breast Examination in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Globally, breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the most common cancer among women, with an estimated 2.3 million cases in 2020.1,2 Approximately 685,000 women will die of breast cancer in 2020 around the world. Approximately 24.5% of all cancers in women are breast cancer, and 15.5% of...

leukemia

Groundbreaking Cancer Researcher Brian J. Druker, MD, Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with physician-scientist Brian J. Druker, MD, Director of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. In 2009, Dr. Druker won the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research ...

breast cancer

Updates From Selected Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer

Each year, following the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), The ASCO Post asks Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, to offer his picks of the most important and most clinically relevant research presented at this meeting. The following are summaries of studies that caught Dr. Abraham’s attention from ...

Breaking the Cultural Norms: A Young Indian Girl Attains Her Dream of Becoming a Global Oncologist

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Bhawna Sirohi, FRCP, who is currently the lead medical oncologist at the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Along with her work in the clinic and her research endeavors, Dr....

After Leaving His Home in Syria to Train Abroad, an Oncologist Makes a Tough Decision to Return

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with Nedal Estfan, MD, a noted Syrian oncologist who was at the forefront of his county’s earliest efforts to establish a national cancer care system during a time of political and military turmoil....

Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, Named Deputy Editor of JCO Oncology Practice

Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, has been named Deputy Editor of ASCO’s JCO Oncology Practice (JCO OP). Dr. Abraham is Chairman of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. The mission of JCO OP, now in...

A Leader in Drug Development, Patricia Keegan, MD, Reflects on Making a Difference in Cancer Care

In this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with Patricia Keegan, MD, who served at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 30 years, most recently as Acting Associate Director of Medical Policy at the Oncology Center for Excellence (OCE)....

breast cancer

Updates From Additional Clinical Trials in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Here we present summaries of several additional clinical trials in HER2-positive breast cancer reported over the past year. Jame Abraham, MD, Chair of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, shared his perspective on several of these trials presented ...

cns cancers

A Pioneering Neurosurgeon Shares Hard-Earned Wisdom Gained Along the Road From the Segregated South

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with noted neurosurgeon Keith L. Black, MD, Chair of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. During his career, Dr. Black has...

A Long-Time Student of Leadership, Brian J. Bolwell, MD, FACP, Ultimately Takes the Reins at the Taussig Cancer Institute

In this edition of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, interviewed his colleague Brian J. Bolwell, MD, FACP, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Among other things, Dr. Bolwell discussed his...

Polio and Cancer Survivor Mickie McGraw Channels the Power of Creative Arts to Heal Broken Bodies and Minds

GUEST EDITOR Dr. Abraham is Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine, and Chair of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Department at Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic. In this edition of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with pioneering art ...

genomics/genetics

How California Dreamer John Craig Venter, PhD, Changed Paths to Focus on Sequencing the Human Genome

In this edition of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, spoke with John Craig Venter, PhD, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to human, microbial, and environmental genomic research. A...

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