Entries by melindaroberts

Making NGS Work for Oncologists

Smruti Vidwans, PhD, Chief Science Officer at CollabRx Q: Your group has recently described an Actionability Framework for designing treatment strategies for cancers that are characterized by mutations. What is the basis and rationale for such an approach? A: As Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is increasingly adopted into clinical practice, physicians are faced with the daunting […]

Treating Metastatic Malignant Melanoma

Keith Flaherty, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of Developmental Therapeutics, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital. Q: What is your basic approach to handling a new young adult patient in good general health who is referred to you with a diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma, metastatic to liver or lung? The primary cutaneous […]

Introducing a New CollabRx Blog

George D Lundberg, MD, Editor in Chief and Chief Medical Officer & Denise Bartolome, Managing Editor and Webmaster   Q: Why are we starting The CollabRx Blog? A: With our new blog, we intend to provide a vehicle to communicate timely information of importance about cancer to a broad audience. Our Editorial Board members come from hospitals, […]

Sixth Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture

“Public Health and Physician Activism: Lessons from Baltimore” The sixth annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Leana Wen, MD, Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City, as the 6th annual Lundberg Lecturer. Speaker Educated at Cal State, LA (Summa Cum Laude at age 18) Wash U, Merton College, Oxford, and Harvard MS, Dr. Wen is an Emergency Physician, a […]

Fifth Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture

Patient Safety: Get the Diagnosis Right The fifth annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes three panelists from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Modern medical science accepts the obvious fact that no one can know absolute medical truth. It is understood that diagnoses act as shortcuts intended to quickly convey […]