KEYTRUDA Phase 3 KEYNOTE-522 Trial Data

Dr. Jonathan Cheng with Merck Research Laboratories discusses  data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress on the phase 3 KEYNOTE-522 trial of Merck’s KEYTRUDA® plus chemotherapy in early-stage triple-negative breast cancer.

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ESMO 2019 PAOLA Trial

Returning guest Dr. Scot Ebbinghaus with Merck Research Labs discusses positive data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress on the phase 3 PAOLA-1 trial of Merck and AstraZeneca’s LYNPARZA® (olaparib) added to Bevacizumab for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer

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ESMO 2019 PROfound Trial

Returning guest Dr. Scot Ebbinghaus with Merck Research Labs discusses data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress on the phase 3 PROfound trial of Merck and AstraZeneca’s LYNPARZA® (olaparib) evaluating a targeted treatment in biomarker-selected metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients.

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The Zephyr Endobronchial Valve – Spectrum Health

Dr. Gustavo Cumbo-Nacheli, board-certified interventional pulmonologist talks about the Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve, a small umbrella-like object placed in the airway with a camera scope.  This new device is made by Pulmonx, was approved by the FDA in 2018 and is helping patients with COPD and Emphysema live better, healthier lives.

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Breast cancer screening awareness

Grammy winner and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow is here to share her experience and share with other women the importance of screening.  Dr. Jessica Shepherd, leading OB/GYN and women’s health expert discusses the top reasons women avoid annual mammograms. She also talks about a more comfortable and accurate mammogram experience with the Genius™ 3M Mammography™ exam and the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system.

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World Heart Day 2019 – Amgen Survey of Heart Attack Survivors

For World Heart Day 2019 Amgen released findings from a global survey of heart attack survivors.  Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta,Georgia discusses these findings that show that heart attack survivors may not fully understand the connection between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.  This World Heart Day is meant to encourage anyone with CVD to make a promise to protect their heart health and to learn about how cholesterol can be reduced.

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The current and anticipated nursing shortage

Dr. Karen Cox, president of Chamberlain University discusses the latest statistics on the current and projected nursing shortage, how to structure a nursing program that will not only graduate ready-prepared individuals but also how to make nursing education available to many, including those from underserved communities, and how Chamberlain is the largest provider of BSN degrees to underrepresented minority students, as well as the largest nursing school in the United States.

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Certified food addiction coach program

According to an addiction specialist, Dr. Cali Estes, “Certain foods have ingredients that ping the taste buds so strong that you can become addicted” She is here today to talk about food addiction, how it is different from overeating, signs, symptoms, and her own experience with food addiction. She is launching a new program to combat food addiction called the Certified Food Addiction Coach Program.

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Blood cancer research discoveries

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society President Dr. Louis DeGennaro is joined by Valerie Fiordilino Maslow, a multiple sclerosis patient benefiting from a leukemia therapy, to talk about how advances in blood cancer research and treatment are able to cross boundaries to treat other cancers and diseases to save lives.

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