Interview with the Innovators

Amina Ahmed, MD, and Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN, debate the need for rebiopsy and retesting of molecular biomarkers in patients with HRD-discordant responses. The experts agree that reliability of the HRD “fingerprint” is dependent on the validity of the HRD test used as well as the ability to interpret results from these tests.
Ali McBride, PharmD, and Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN, discuss how results from germline and somatic HRD testing help provide new options for patients with ovarian cancer. This approach has been a “game changer” in clinical outcomes for these patients.
Amina Ahmed, MD, MS, Paula Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN and Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, discuss the importance of genetic testing in the workup of patients with ovarian cancer, including both germline and somatic testing. The experts consider practice guidelines and results of recent clinical trials and their perspectives on the impact of genetic testing on treatment as well as clinical outcomes.
The Oncology Pharmacist (TOP) spoke with Steve Stricker, PharmD, MS, BCOP at the 2017 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference about the importance of provider status, why clinical oncologists may be overlooked by their peers, and the most fulfilling part of his work.

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