In May 2019, ACCC and SITC hosted a by-invitation Joint Immuno-Oncology Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. The interdisciplinary discussion focused on next steps in advancing immunotherapy for cancer with a focus on three areas: telehealth, CAR T implications, and care coordination and workforce issues. In this video, summit participants Sarah Murawski, MPAS, PA-C, Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant, Cellular Therapy Nocturnist, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, and Robert Richards, MBA, Administrative Director, Cell Therapy and Transplant, Penn Medicine, UPenn Health System, talk about the future of CAR-T therapy, the need for adequate reimbursement for CAR T, and the potential role telehealth may play in expanding access to this promising new therapy.
SARS-CoV-2 and the resulting respiratory tract infection COVID-19 has upended our society and forcefully changed the way we care for patients. Since the emergence of the virus in early 2020, there have been questions surrounding the risk posed to patients with a cancer diagnosis and the safety of anticancer therapies.
Are you leveraging the assets of your oncology pharmacists in delivery of immunotherapy for cancer? Oncology pharmacists multidisciplinary team members who help bridge the gap between science and real-world medical practice. Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh, describes how your IO program can make the best use of the oncology pharmacist's diverse skillset.
In the current oncology clinical trials landscape, many barriers
remain to clinical trial enrollment that affect both the oncologist
and the patient. Among these are trial locations, strict eligibility
requirements, insufficient resources to support appropriate clinical
trial education and screening, as well as patient and provider
attitudes about trials.
Learn how the microbiome could potentially be used to predict and enhance response to I-O therapy and to recognize patients who could be at risk for developing immune-related adverse events.