As candidate early detection tests for PDAC come online, one of the key challenges is figuring out who to screen, i.e., at greatest risk. For those with new-onset diabetes which modestly increases overall risk relative to the general population, this model could enrich for those new-onset diabetics harboring an occult PDAC, i.e., optimal candidates for ... Read More
Drug Discovery & Innovation
It is the dream of every investigator to have their scientific discoveries become new drugs or diagnostics and to provide new hope for those failing today’s standard of care. As a long-time entrepreneur, I’ve had a desire to translate new discoveries into real world treatment advances for our patients. Engaging the private sector is key.
The current paradigm has proven failed. We need to bring great science, drug development and clinical experts together in a coordinated fashion to help best prosecute opportunities. ... Read More
Two new biotech companies are in development to treat diseases and help patients in a profoundly impactful way. ... Read More
Most women with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy, a new study finds. Researchers determined that patients with smaller-sized tumors that had not spread to the lymph nodes did just as well without chemo as those who got the treatment, according to the study presented Sunday at the American Society of Clinical ... Read More
During her years of struggle with lung cancer, Deanna Brinkman has avidly researched her specific type of disease. So when an immunotherapy drug failed to stop it in late 2016 she understood the implications all too well. “I called my oncologist,” she recalls. “We have a superb relationship. He knew that I knew what I ... Read More
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of giving two scientific talks: one at a Grand Rounds lecture hosted by NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, and a second held at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. Both talks focused on my research and observations on the dynamic interplay between cancer and ... Read More