CARE Access to Innovation Position Statement

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 Members of the CARE™ Hematology and Oncology Faculty met at ASCO (Chicago, June); EHA (Stockholm, June) and CUA (Halifax, June) to consider a CARE™ position statement regarding access to innovative therapies in Canada. These working groups were augmented with ad hoc sessions in Toronto and Hamilton for faculty who were unable to attend these sessions. 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2018 Genitourinary Section

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Select members of the CARE™ Faculty met at the 2018 ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) meeting, held in Chicago, IL from June 1st to 5th with follow-up amongst those that treat genitourinary cancer at CUA (Canadian Urology Association) meeting in Halifax, N.S. from June 23rd to 26th. 

This report includes a summary of the key news and updates in GU Cancers. Abstract and Plenary Session content is drawn from the ASCO 2018 meeting, and is augmented with CARE™ Faculty perspectives informed by both ASCO and CUA. Content from both ASCO and CUA is written in the language it was presented in.

CARE Faculty who have Contributed to this report:

Consultation, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Sandeep Sehdev
The Ottawa Hospital 

Urology Faculty

Dr. Anil Kapoor
McMaster University

Dr. Ricardo Rendon
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Alan So
Vancouver General Hospital 

Report Sections, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Sebastien Hotte
Juravinski Cancer Centre

Dr. Denis Soulières
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2018

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Select members of the CARE™ Faculty met at the 2018 ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) meeting, held in Chicago, IL from June 1st to 5th with follow-up amongst those that treat genitourinary cancer at CUA (Canadian Urology Association) meeting in Halifax, N.S. from June 23rd to 26th. 

This report includes a summary of the key news and updates in Oncology. Abstract and Plenary Session content is drawn from the ASCO 2018 meeting, and is augmented with CARE™ Faculty perspectives informed by both ASCO and CUA. Content from both ASCO and CUA is written in the language it was presented in.

CARE Faculty who have contributed to this report: 

Consultation, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Sandeep Sehdev
The Ottawa Hospital 

Urology Faculty 

Dr. Anil Kapoor
McMaster University

Dr. Ricardo Rendon
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Alan So
Vancouver General Hospital

Radiation Oncology Faculty

Dr. Brita Danielson
University of Alberta

Report Sections, Algorithm and Supplement

Medical Oncology Faculty 

Dr. Normand Blais
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Dr. Stephen Chia
BC Cancer Agency 

Dr. Sebastien Hotte
Juravinski Cancer Centre

Dr. Barbara Melosky
BC Cancer Agency 

Dr. Denis Soulières
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)


CARE Perspectives: ASCO GUCS 2018

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Members of the CARE™ Genitourinary Faculty recently attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GUCS 2018) on February 8th to 10th 2018 in San Francisco, California. 

The ASCO GUCS is a multi-day, scientific education symposium focused on the multidisciplinary needs of physicians and other members of the cancer care and research community who diagnose, treat, and study genitourinary (GU) malignancies. 

This issue of CARE™ Perspectives from ASCO GUCS provides updates on key news presented at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Content is augmented with perspectives from Dr. Sebastien Hotte (McMaster University), Dr. Anil Kapoor (McMaster University), as well as other CARE™ urology and radiation oncology faculty who added new sequencing considerations to the CARE™ treatment algorithm for prostate cancer (PC). This algorithm is found at the end of this report. 

Although the symposium features coverage on the full spectrum of GU diseases, this report focuses on PC. 

CARE Genitourinary Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Anil Kapoor, MD
McMaster University

Sebastien Hotte, MD
McMaster University 

CARE Guidance: Treatment Considerations for Advanced Prostate Cancer

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The 2017 CARE™ treatment considerations for advanced prostate cancer, considers updates and experiences of the contributing specialists identified below. Included is a suggested treatment algorithm, along with management considerations for mHSPC, CNSPC/CSPC and CRPC.

This guidance is based on experiences and perspectives of Canadian urologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. The aim of this collaboration is to optimize patient outcomes by taking into account all other specialties who manage and treat patients with advanced prostate cancer.

 

CARE Faculty Who Have Contributed to This Report:

Dr. Alan So- BC Cancer Agency, Urology, Faculty Lead

Dr. Anil Kapoor- St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Urology

Dr. Brita Danielson- Alberta Health Services, Radiation Oncology, Faculty Lead

Dr. Denis Soulières- Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Medical Oncology

Dr. Kim Chi- BCCA, Medical Oncology

Dr. Ricardo Rendon- QEII Health Sciences Centre, Urology

Dr. Sebastien Hotte- Juravinski Cancer Centre, Medical Oncology, Faculty Lead

Dr. Srikala Sridhar- Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Medical Oncology

 

CARE Perspectives: ESMO 2017

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Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently met at the ESMO 2017 conference held in Madrid, Spain (September 8-12), and were joined by their Radiation and Urology Oncology contemporaries for a Working Group.

This year’s ESMO Congress partnered with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). Content focused on the importance of understanding the molecular biology underlying cancer development, in order to ultimately improve cancer therapy. 

CARE Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Dr. Rob El-Maraghi
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Dr. Normand Blais
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Dr. Sebastien Hotte
McMaster University

Dr. Denis Soulières
Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

CARE Oncology & Hematology Guiding Principles on Biosimilars

This initiative is led by:
John Kuruvilla, MD, Rob El-Maraghi, MD, Peter Anglin, MD, Denis Soulières, MD & Stephen Chia, MD

The CARE Faculty has been looking at the impact of biosimilars since 2015, given the significance of this topic across both chronic and disease entities. Select CARE Oncology and Hematology Faculty members have consolidated the following guiding principles based on the collective discussion from past CARE Education initiatives that explored the anticipated impact that the introduction of biosimilars will have in Canada.

Biosimilars have been a topic of interest for various CARE™ Faculties for several years now. To gauge levels of understanding along with perceptions and opinions on the impact that biosimilars will have on the Canadian landscape, a number of CARE faculties conducted needs assessments with their peers. Between 2014-2016, needs assessments were directed at specialists in gastroenterology, rheumatology, oncology, and hematology.

The aim of developing these principles is to provide Canadian health care providers with an overarching view of the positions from the CARE Faculties, which in turn may help inform their treatment decisions.

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2017

At ASCO 2017 (Chicago, Illinois – June 2-6), CARE Faculty members met to discuss the news and developments in the field of oncology.

Within this report, key abstracts and select plenary sessions have been summarized and augmented with perspectives from the CARE Faculty framed from a Canadian perspective. 

The content that follows is written in the language in which it was presented and is adapted from the abstracts presented at the ASCO 2017 conference. 

 

CARE FACULTY WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT:

Rob El-Maraghi, MD
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Sebastien Hotte, MD
McMaster University

Denis Soulières, MD
CHUM

Kim Chi, MD
BC Cancer Agency

CARE Perspectives: GICS 2017

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Members of the CARE Gastrointestinal Cancer Faculty recently attended the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GICS) 2017 conference held in San Francisco, CA from January 19-21.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from GICS 2017 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Gastrointestinal Cancer Faculty. 

CARE Gastrointestinal Cancer Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Sharlene Gill, MD, MPH
BC Cancer Agency 

Rob El-Maraghi, MD
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

 

CARE Perspectives: SABCS 2016

Highlights from SABCS 2016

Members of the CARE Breast Cancer Faculty recently attended the SABCS 2016 conference held in San Antonio, TX from December 6-10.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from SABCS 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Breast Cancer Faculty. 

CARE Breast Cancer Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Stephen Chia, MD
BC Cancer Agency

Susan Dent, MD
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre

 

CARE Perspectives: ESMO 2016

Highlights from ESMO 2016

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently attended the ESMO 2016 conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 7th-11th.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ESMO 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

CARE Oncology Faculty who have contributed to this report:

Christian Kollmannsberger, MD
University of British Columbia

Daniel Rayson, MD
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Denis Soulières, MD
University of Montreal

 

 

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO 2016

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty spoke at the 11th annual CARE at ASCO 2016 meeting in order to educate Canadian trainees and residents as well as frame each of the developments from a Canadian perspective. Presentations featured cutting edge content with discussion on relevant cases and treatment strategies. CARE at ASCO was attended by over 50 Canadian oncology professionals. 

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ASCO 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

I encourage you to attend the CARE at ASCO meeting in 2017 to learn about the highlights from ASCO, framed in a Canadian perspective. 

See you next year,

 

Denis Soulières, MD (Chair)
University of Montreal

 

CARE Perspectives: CLCCO 2016

The annual Canadian Lung Cancer Conference (CLCCO) 2016 was held in Vancouver, BC from February 11-12th. Presentations covered a number of exciting topics in lung cancer, with content relating to medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and supportive care. On Thursday February 11th, prior to the CLCCO conference, members of the CARE Faculty also held a Resident and Trainee Education Meeting. This meeting was chaired by Drs. Devin Shellenberg (Radiation Oncology, BCCA) and Randeep Sangha (Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute), and included presentations from a number of Canadian and international KOLs (please visit the CARE website for more information and access to presentation content).  

This issue of CARE Perspectives will have a focus on the medical oncology content from both the conference as well as the Resident and Trainee meeting. A summary of the most relevant and compelling stories will be provided with additional commentary and perspectives from the CLCCO chair, and CARE Faculty member, Dr. Barb Melosky (BCCA). 

Onco-Times: Melanoma Needs Assessment Results

This needs assessment was distributed by mail and electronically in December 2015 to 400 Canadian oncologists working in academic teaching centres and/or community practices. 

In order to understand both current perception and knowledge as well as gaps in knowledge on the management of melanoma with Canadian medical oncologists, a needs assessment was conducted. The research is being led by Dr. Winson Cheung (BC Cancer Agency).

CARE Perspectives: ASCO GICS 2016

The annual ASCO GICS 2016 conference was held in San Francisco, California from January 21-23. There was a number of exciting abstracts and research presented at this conference. This issue of CARE Perspectives provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at ASCO GICS, framed from a Canadian perspective. 

- Sharlene Gill, MD, MPH - BC Cancer Agency

 

CARE Perspectives: ASCO GUCS 2016

The annual ASCO GUCS 2016 conference was held in San Francisco, California from January 7-9. There was a number of exciting abstracts and research presented at this conference. A growing body of research has led to the development and approval of many agents in metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and specialists face challenges regarding choice of therapy and sequencing of treatment options. For this reason, the focus of issue of CARE Perspectives is on prostate cancer. It provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at ASCO GUCS, framed from a Canadian perspective. 

 

Oncology Year in Review 2015

There were a number of exciting developments in oncology this year. The CARE Oncology Year in Review 2015 is an interactive report that covers some of the most exciting stories in oncology throughout 2015. An overview of programs that different CARE faculties have developed in 2015 and upcoming conferences in 2016 have also been highlighted in this report.

CARE Perspectives SABCS 2015

The annual SABCS 2015 conference was held in San Antonio, Texas from December 8-12. There were a number of exciting abstracts and research presented at this conference. This issue of CARE Perspectives provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at SABCS, framed from a Canadian perspective. 



CARE Perspectives: SMR 2015

Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently attended the 12th International Congress for the Society of Melanoma Research 2015 conference held in San Francisco, CA
(November 18-21).

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from SMR 2015 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

CARE Perspectives ECC 2015

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Members of the CARE Oncology Faculty recently met at the European Cancer Conference (ECC) 2015 conference held in Vienna, Austria from September 25-29. 

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ECC 2015 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspective from the CARE Oncology Faculty. 

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