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Oncology Overdrive

Aug 27, 2021

In this episode, Kevin C. Soares, MD, discusses his path to GI oncology, how immune therapy complements surgical interventions, and shares his thoughts on how the pandemic will impact medical practices.

  • Welcome to another exciting episode of Oncology Overdrive :14
  • About Soares :20
  • The interview 1:58
  • Can you tell us a little bit about how you chose your specialty and how you got where you are today? 2:39
  • How did you decide that you wanted to incorporate researching immunotherapy in these particular diseases? 5:53
  • What are you looking at when it comes to immune therapy complementing surgical interventions? 8:48
  • How do patients typically respond when you talk about new trials and studies? 12:56
  • How did the pandemic impact you and your patients and your practice? What was the last year and a half like? 16:07
  • Do you think COVID is going to change the way we practice medicine as a whole? 19:42
  • You’re seeing these patients with these cysts … what is your role in those patients’ cases? 24:45
  • Could you talk a little bit about what image-guided ablation is and how it works? 29:00
  • When you retire what would you like to have seen happen in this particular space? 33:24
  • Soares’s one pearl 36:35
  • Where to find Soares 37:24

Kevin C. Soares, MD, is a surgical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with specialty training in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for Lippincott. Soares reports no relevant financial disclosures.