June 19, 2020

MTB Webinar Series

Monthly Multidisciplinary Molecular Tumor Board

August 2020 – June 2021

7:15-8:15 AM PST // 8-9 PM Nepali Time

Presented Virtually Via Webex

Advances in genomic technologies including next generation sequencing (NGS) have fundamentally altered management of cancer patients. Finding a driver gene mutation can lead to specific targeted therapies, which forms the basis for personalized/precision medicine. Proper utilization of these assays must be ensured to maximize benefits to the patient while also being cost-effective.

The Binaytara Foundation will offer a series of twelve multidisciplinary case-based webinars, once a month, on the management of patients with various cancer types, including: Breast Cancer, Chronic Lympocy, Leukemia, Colorectal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Acute Leukemia, Hepatolibiary Cancer, Gynecologic Malignancies, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Neuroendocrine Tumor, Prostate Cancer

Moderated By:

Dr. Siddhartha Yadav

MD & FACP – Mayo Clinic

Featured Faculty – Colerectal Cancer

Dr. Rona Yaeger

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Sakti Chakrabarti

Medical College of Wisconsin

Significance

Genomic medicine has been advancing rapidly since the introduction of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. Many commercial vendors as well as academic institutions have been offering extensive molecular testing for cancer care in a clinical setting. The variability
among the current available test options and complex results may be confusing to clinicians and pathologists. With no standards for these tests yet in place, expert review is required to make sense of the test for clinical purposes. This review increases cost to the patient, and slows down the process. Therefore, we see a need in educating those interested on how best to use these tests at hand for different types of cancer.

SUPPORTER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • AztraZeneca
  • Dova Pharmaceuticals
  • Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

PAST SESSION RECORDINGS

Breast Cancer Session – August 2nd, 2020

Featured Faculty

Siddhartha Yadav, MD, FACP

Mayo Clinic

David Aboulafia, MD

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Arvind Chaudhary, MD, PHD

Summit Cancer Centers