Interviews

Dr Javed Butler on Importance of Diabetes Can Break Your Heart Initiative for American Heart Month
January 19, 2020 – 
Diabetes Can Break Your Heart is an important initiative that highlights the vital need for heightened education on the link between diabetes and heart failure, especially with American Heart Month looming, said Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, professor of physiology and chairman for the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi.
Dr Ruben Mesa on Fedratinib's Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life in Myelofibrosis
January 15, 2020 – 
Research has shown that fedratinib favorably impacts health-related quality of life for patients with myelofibrosis across the board, said Ruben Mesa, MD, director of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr Bruce Sherman: Adding Nuance Can Make Value-Based Insurance Design More Impactful for Employers
January 13, 2020 – 
Making benefit design more nuanced through the inclusion of employee variables could help increase the impact of value-based insurance design for employers, said Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
Dr Lena Winestone Outlines Barriers to Care and Disparities Among Children With Leukemia
January 12, 2020 – 
Financial barriers and perceived implicit biases were both barriers that families of children with acute leukemia raised regarding access to care issues that might have delayed diagnosis, said Lena Winestone, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr C. Patrick Carroll on the Challenges of Treating Sickle Cell Disease–Related Pain With Opioids
January 11, 2020 – 
As a result of the opioid epidemic, there have been instances where it has been difficult to treat patients with pain related to their sickle cell disease because of new policies in place intended to curb addiction and overdoses, said C. Patrick Carroll, MD, director of psychiatric services, Sickle Cell Center for Adults, associate professor of psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Dr Sarah Tasian Highlights Exciting New Advances Coming to Pediatric AML
January 09, 2020 – 
Sarah Tasian, MD, attending physician in the Division of Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, highlights the coming advances in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that she is the most excited for.
Dr C. Ola Landgren: MRD Is a Growing Topic of Interest in Cancer
January 08, 2020 – 
While minimal residual disease (MRD) has been a topic of research for at least a decade, right now it is more top of mind than ever before for people treating cancer, said C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer.
Dr Bruce Sherman Outlines Successful Employer Strategies for Containing Healthcare Costs
January 07, 2020 – 
An array of different techniques, including direct primary care, are being used by employers to manage healthcare costs while keeping care affordable for employees, according to Bruce Sherman, MD, chief medical officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.
Dr Ruben Mesa on the Importance of Gauging Quality of Life in MPNs
January 06, 2020 – 
Quality of life is an important end point in clinical trials, and it is important to discuss that with regulatory agencies, said Ruben Mesa, MD, director of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr Andrew Solomon Details Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed as MS
January 04, 2020 – 
There are numerous conditions, including many rare and difficult to recognize disorders, which can be mistaken for MS, said Andrew Solomon, MD, associate professor of neurological sciences and division chief of multiple sclerosis at Larner College of Medicine, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
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