Category Archives: Oncology

Phase 3 Trial of 177Lu-Dotatate for Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

January 12, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Jonathan Strosberg, MD of

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The Who’s Teen Cancer Lounge at Sloan Kettering opens

March 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer MD The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center held a press day for its new teen lounge

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Review of combination immunotherapies seen at ASCO 2016

June 22, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma,

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Antoni Ribas, MD discusses cancer drugs targeting the PD1 signaling pathways

March 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The upcoming ASCO meeting will be dominated by numerous presentations relating to new

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BRAF and MEK combos for melanoma

Update October 1, 2015- The FDA approved the use of two drugs, Opdivo and Yervoy, to treat metastatic melanoma, as we first discussed with Dr. Ribas last year. 

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CheckMate 026: Why did Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in NSCLC?

September 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the news-making failure of CheckMate 026 of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in

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Ibrance (palbociclib) to treat advanced breast cancer

November 28, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Richard Finn, MD about his NEJM

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Review of immunotherapy and targeted therapy

June 17, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma, to go over the

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The Daltrey Townshend teenage and young adult cancer center at UCLA

May 4, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer More than 20 years ago, Roger Daltrey began forming special cancer units in the UK to treat patients in their teenage

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The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded

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The 23andMe home genetics test kit controversy

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University, we

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Interview with the CEO of Galena Biopharma about cancer vaccines

February 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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The telomerase inhibitor Imetelstat developed by Geron

September 9, 2015-

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital engages in bizarre PR campaign for daily aspirin

 April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, part of the Harvard University network of hospitals,

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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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Interview with Simon Townshend about the Daltrey/Townshend Teen Cancer Program

The Daltrey Townshend teenage and young adult cancer center at UCLA

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Increasing rates of double mastectomies in early stage breast cancer

November 22, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD David P. Winchester MD, Medical Director of Cancer Programs for the American College of Surgeons,

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Exclusive: CEO of Komen for the Cure never stepped down as announced in 2012

June 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The breast cancer research foundation Komen for the Cure, founded by Nancy Brinker, got into hot water in 2012

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anti-PD1 and anti-PD-L1 drugs treating NSCLC

March 26, 2013 Interviewed By Steven E. Greer, MD

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The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation panel

March 8, 2013  By Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed three of the oncologists and industry executives who spoke at the Damon Runyon

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