Dr Stephen C. Malamud and Dr Susan K. Boolbol discuss the circumstances in which they would use the Breast Cancer IndexSM(BCI) to assist in determining whether to extend the adjuvant therapy of women with breast cancer beyond 5 years.
At Fox Chase, nurse navigators are clinically trained specialists who provide support to patients even before their first appointment. Their goal? To connect patients to the appropriate cancer care team, expedite care when possible, answer clinical questions about a patient's diagnosis leading up to their first appointment, discuss treatment options, and coordinate medical administrative tasks to facilitate a smooth transition into treatment at Fox Chase.
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 meetings, with adoption of the test predicated on standardization and the perceived value of the test.