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Innovations in Colorectal Cancer Treatment ECHO

November 2019

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September 2020

Clinical Conversations: Developing biomarker tissue sampling protocols

Discussed the cost and value in biomarker testing, targeted therapies and immunotherapies.

Didactic Presenters

Susanna Greer, PhD

Stanley Hamilton, MD

Diagnosis/Pathologic staging (genetic profiling)/prognostic and predictive biomarkers

Outlined the operational issues in delivering population-based biomarker testing. Highlighted guidelines and promising practices for systemic biomarker protocol development.

Didactic Presenters

Durado Brooks, MD, MPH

Stanley Hamilton, MD

Jimmy Hwang, MD

Clinical Conversations: Enhancing communication within the oncologist-pathologist team for better care outcomes

Shared best practices related to ensuring that communication between the oncologist and pathologist occurs so that appropriate tests and samples are collected in order to make treatment decisions. Discussed timing of result and how they should be read and utilized in care.

Didactic Presenters

Susanna Greer, PhD

David N. Lewin MD, MASCP

Clinical Conversations: Referring patients for genetic counseling

Provided guidelines and recommendations when patients should be referred to genetic counseling. Outlined the evidence and value add.

Didactic Presenters

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC

Susanna Greer, PhD

Clinical Conversations: Changes in CRC incidence in under 50 age group

Discussed what we know about changing trends in this population.

Didactic Presenters

Susanna Greer, PhD

Rebecca Siegel, MPH

Quality of Life: Ensuring the best quality of life: managing comorbid conditions, providing and paying for supportive care

Discussed strategies for managing common comorbid conditions that impact patient health and wellbeing; what impact does this have on survival/outcomes and quality of life; reimbursement/payment challenges.

Didactic Presenters

Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP

Susanna Greer, PhD

Treatment: Advances in Treatment and How to Build Patient's Treatment Continuum

Reviewed the basics of CRC Treatment. Highlighted recent treatment innovations in systemic treatment and the importance of patient selection based on tumor characteristics.

Didactic Presenters

Al Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Susanna Greer, PhD

Emerging Treatments: Clinical trials

Reviewed the current clinical trial landscape and issues specific to and future directions for CRC clinical trials.

Didactic Presenters

Mark Fleury, PhD

Richard Goldberg, MD

Angela Nicholas, MD

Treatment: Management of recurrent/metastatic disease/liver resections in mCRC-potential for cure

Shared guidelines for treating patients with metastatic disease including the need for additional tissue sampling and bio-marker testing.

Didactic Presenters

Al Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Durado Brooks, MD, MPH

Novel Technologies: The direction of liquid biopsy in clinical care

Discussed evidence and latest advances in liquid biopsy assays, including the anticipated impact that this technology will have on medical decision making and patient outcomes. Provided a brief overview of how this technology might be integrated into routine clinical care and existing resources to learn more.

Didactic Presenters

Kelli Bramlett

Donald Johann, MSc, MD, FACP

Access to Care: Understanding and addressing disparities in treatment access. The role of medical neighborhoods and biosimilars in increasing parity.

Highlighted current disparities in colorectal cancer treatment and discussed the role of system changes and biosimilars in increasing equity.

Didactic Presenters

Mark Fleury, PhD

Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP

Clinical Conversations: Surveillance/Survivorship

Highlighted multidisciplinary approaches to survivorship and surveillance. Discussed the roles that a variety of health care providers can play to increase patient empowerment and engagement.

Didactic Presenters

T. Paul Nickerson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Joya Harris, MPH

Our Experts

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Al Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Medicine Associate Director for Cooperative Groups

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

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Durado Brooks, MD, MPH

Former Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection

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Mark Fleury, PhD

Principal, Policy Development – Emerging Science

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Richard Goldberg, MD

Director, WVU Cancer Institute
Professor, Medicine

West Virginia University

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Susanna Greer, PhD

Scientific Director, Clinical Cancer Research and Immunology

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Stanley Hamilton, MD

Professor of Anatomical Pathology
Frederick F. Becker Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Research

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Heather Hampel, MS, LGC

Associate Director, Division of Human Genetics
Associate Director, Biospecimen Research
Professor, Internal Medicine
Licensed Genetic Counselor

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

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Joya Harris, MPH

Director, Research Integration

American Cancer Society

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Shiaowen David Hsu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology

Duke Cancer Institute

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Jimmy Hwang, MD

Chief, GI Medical Oncology
Director, Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship
Professor of Medicine

Levine Cancer Institute
Atrium Health

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David N. Lewin MD, MASCP

Professor of Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology

Medical University of South Carolina

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Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
116th President National Medical Association

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

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Angela Nicholas, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

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T. Paul Nickerson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

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Rebecca Siegel, MPH

Scientific Director, Surveillance Research

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