Patients Rising Podcast

How Precision Medicine Can Help You

Episode Notes

Precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer care. Dr. Razelle Kurzrock highlights how personalized treatments improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Plus, it’s enrollment season! Get the information you need for Medicare enrollment in this week’s conversation with Samantha Smith from the Patients Rising Concierge. And as November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Terry and Dr. Bob look at COVID-19’s impact on cancer screenings and late-stage diagnoses. 

Guest:

Razelle Kurzrock, M.D. Chief Medical Advisor and Co-Founder, CureMatch

A board-certified medical oncologist and a renowned expert in precision medicine, Dr. Kurzrock is known for developing one of the largest and best known Phase I clinical trial programs in the United States while at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. She is currently heading UCSD’s newly established Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy at the Moores Cancer Center in San Diego, California.

As a physician-scientist, she brings extraordinary expertise, clinical research insights, and business operations experience, while also serving as Chief of the Hematology and Oncology Division at the UCSD School of Medicine. With over 400 peer-reviewed published articles, she has a strong record of competitive grant funding. She also has been the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute’s U01 Phase I Studies of Targeted Anti-Cancer Agents. 

Dr. Kurzrock received her medical degree from the University of Toronto School of Medicine. 

Hosts:

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Links:

Dr. Razelle Kurzrock

CureMatch

Samantha Smith

G-Pact

How AI is helping lung cancer patients

COVID-19 in cancer patients on systemic anti-cancer therapies

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Patients Rising Concierge 

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