Through our blog, we hope to create a community where we can support and challenge each other through conversations, discussions and storytelling, and work together to move the field of oncology forward.

  • Breast cancer – a very personal history and an even more personalized future

    This article was originally published on LinkedIn. As I sat down to write this latest post, I was suddenly struck by how little I have written about breast cancer over the course of these articles. This came as quite a surprise given that breast cancer research has played an important, if not always welcome part in …

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  • CTOS 2019: Navigating the sarcoma maze with CGP

    Every cancer presents its challenges, but sarcomas are particularly troublesome. They are tricky to diagnose and have few treatment options. Sarcomas are a group of rare and diverse cancers. With more than 80 subtypes, this type of cancer can be susceptible to misdiagnosis and there are very limited treatment …

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  • ESMO 2019: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling Leverages Data Insights to Improve Patient Care

    As scientists worldwide continue to pioneer breakthroughs and change the way we understand and treat advanced cancer, it’s important to stay connected so we can learn from one another. The annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress is one such opportunity for the cancer community to share the latest …

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  • A new partnership to accelerate the potential of personalized monitoring in cancer

    This article was originally published on LinkedIn. ESMO is once again around the corner and with it comes the building anticipation for the data and discussions that will continue to shape the future of oncology. This year’s theme, Translating science into better patient care, is particularly pertinent for me …

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  • More than two decades of work in oncology have shown me that cancer, especially advanced cancer, is often—and understandably—frightening and overwhelming, but developing the right, measured plan is key to helping patients navigate their treatment journeys with more reassurance, confidence, and success. And in my first …

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  • The breadth of precision medicine at ASCO 2019

    The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend. Early on Friday morning, before most people’s ASCOs had started, I sat in a meeting room in the conference center watching it slowly fill to the brim with people. I was there to participate in a panel discussion on …

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  • Looking at oncology – and ASCO – through a different lens

    This article was originally published on LinkedIn. It’s that time of year again, and I’m feeling a little shocked at the realization that a whole year has passed since I started sharing my perceptions and observations of the oncology landscape through this forum. It’s been a year of change for me professionally – a …

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  • Pan-tumor biomarkers are key to some of today’s most remarkable cancer breakthroughs. One such biomarker is microsatellite instability (MSI), which plays an important role in immunotherapy treatment for advanced colorectal cancer patients. In the last four years, for example, the FDA approved two …

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  • Uncovering Insights in Pancreatic and Prostate Cancers

    Most know a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is devastating. We’ve seen Patrick Swayze, Michael Landon, and Steve Jobs taken too soon by this terrible disease. We know survival is rare. Only 9 percent of patients live five years after diagnosis.1 Many may not realize, however, that prostate cancer can also be devastating, …

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  • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today published the validation study of our clinico-genomic database (CGDB), showing that real-world clinico-genomic data obtained during the course of routine patient care can yield scientifically and clinically meaningful insights. The study ‒ “Association of …

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