Jerry Mitchell has a current focus on national education and support for oncologists around comprehensive genomic profiling with an attention to therapeutic applications. Prior to joining Foundation Medicine he was a practicing oncologist at the Mark H. Zangmeister Center in Columbus, OH. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology, and Hospice and Palliative Care. He received his MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with an emphasis on corporate strategy.
The diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of cancer have become increasingly personalized. Clinicians utilize novel testing technologies to select targeted therapeutics based on predictive biomarkers. The advent of newer and less invasive approaches to diagnosis such as liquid biopsy is enabling clinicians to better tailor treatment plans for their patients. Novel immunotherapy agents used alone or in combination with other agents may further optimize outcomes for patients with advanced disease. This session will explore the unique challenges that community-based clinicians face in their practice.
This session will address the major gaps in oncological care delivery by discussing advanced approaches in comprehensive cancer centers in contrast to the broader care situation in cancer.
- What patients expect? (to be treated in line with the available standards, but they also want individual recommendations by their doctor)
- How to deal with complexity and data overload?
- How to provide personalized disease-specific care for each patient?
- How to improve the quality of care