Lauren M. Green

Clinical Trials Are the Way Forward for Ovarian Cancer, but They Need Advocates at Every Level

July 09, 2017

For women with ovarian cancer, the message is clear: participating in clinical trials, even early-phase ones, offers the best hope for better treatments, but efforts are urgently needed at every level to ensure that more of these research opportunities are available.

The Road Ahead for Ovarian Cancer

July 09, 2017

Opening the 20th Annual Ovarian Cancer National Conference in Chicago, John Moroney, M.D., underscored the challenges that remain in the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer, but also the tremendous hope that resides in robust clinical trial research.

Using a Virus to Boost Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma

May 31, 2017

Patients with in immunotherapy-naïve and pretreated patients with advanced melanoma saw a 50 percent overall response rate (ORR) when adding a formulation of the Coxsackievirus A21 (CVA21; CAVATAK®) to Yervoy (ipilimumab) – a combination which was well-tolerated.

Lessons From the NICU: Caring for Cancer Caregivers When They Need It Most

May 17, 2017

Knowing that parents of critically ill infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) receive a specific set of nursing-based supports, a team of nurses at UC Irvine Health in Huntington Beach, California, set out to find out whether lessons from the NICU can be applied in the inpatient oncology setting and developed an evidence-based protocol modeled on the NICU experience.

Tumor Treating Fields Improve Survival in Glioblastoma

April 05, 2017

Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) saw a 37 percent reduced risk of death and increased overall survival (OS) when treated with tumor treating fields (TTFields), according to a landmark analysis of the findings from the EF-14 trial.