Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, on Myeloid Growth Factors: New Biosimilar Approvals
NCCN Annual Conference 2019
Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses current strategies for the use of biosimilars to treat cancer-induced anemia and neutropenia, and the need to provide evidence for the efficacy of these agents to allay any concerns about their use.
Neil P. Shah, MD, PhD, of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the feasibility of discontinuing tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in select patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia outside of clinical trials.
Melinda L. Telli, MD, of the Stanford Cancer Institute, discusses the various systemic therapies for patients with early-stage hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative disease.
Wells A. Messersmith, MD, of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses results of recent clinical trials, emerging treatment options, and approaches that may improve outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Michelle B. Riba, MD, of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, discusses the prevalence of distress in patients with cancer, the need for a quick and simple screening method to identify patients with distress, and strategies for improving integration of psychosocial care into routine cancer care.
Chrysalyne Schmults, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses treatment strategies in these nonmelanoma skin cancers, including surgery, forthcoming staging systems, and ongoing trials combining adjuvant radiotherapy and immunotherapy.