Tony Berberabe, MPH | Authors

Tony Berberabe, MPH, is the Editor for Targeted Therapies in Oncology. Berberabe received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University and his Master of Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.

Articles

Clinical Trial Matching Service in Hematologic Cancers Mitigates Barriers to Enrollment

July 18, 2021

A national, telephone-based nurse navigator-led service model that aimed to reduce barriers to clinical trial participation among patients with a blood cancer and identified patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with enrollment was shown to mitigate modifiable barriers to trial enrollment.

Smart Watch Used for Biometric Measuring Demonstrates Positive Response, Overall Satisfaction

June 26, 2021

Investigators anticipate that improved versions of the application will evolve over the phases as patient-specific queries are optimized and as cancer-specific pathways are incorporated. A multidisciplinary team will provide a tailored and integrative approach, concluded the investigators.

ODAC Panel Approves 4 of 6 Anti–PD-1/PD-L1 Drugs in Accelerated Approval Program

June 16, 2021

An FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting resulted in continued approval for 4 of 6 indications that were discussed, although all 6 indications did not demonstrate clinical benefit in confirmatory studies. The meeting, held April 27-29, evaluated anti–PD-1/PD-L1 drugs that received accelerated approvals through the FDA’s accelerated approval program, a nearly 30-year-old initiative to expedite the approval process.