Brielle Benyon

Articles

COVID-19 Pandemic Emphasizes Disparities in Cancer Care

September 17, 2021

“We’ve had periods of time where things were shut down. We do have telemedicine, that was expanded, but telemedicine doesn’t work for everyone. If you don’t have internet access, if you don’t have the ability to understand the technology….”

COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Risk, Despite Cardiac Concerns, Expert Says

June 18, 2021

Many patients with cancer may feel uneasy about the COVID-19 vaccines, especially as new stories break about potential heart complications. However, most patients should get the shot as soon as possible, says Brahm Segal, MD.

FDA Approves Avapritinib for Rare Blood Disease

June 16, 2021

The FDA approved avapritinib (Ayvakit) for the treatment of adults with advanced systemic mastocytosis (AdvSM), including those with mast cell leukemia (MCL), aggressive systemic mastocytosism (ASM), or systemic mastocytosis with an associated hematological neoplasm (SM-AHN).