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Oncology Overdrive

Jun 20, 2022

In this episode, Andrea Conners discusses her career in pharmaceuticals, her journey to becoming an advocate for patients with cancer and the Patient Empowerment Network.

  • Welcome to another exciting episode of Oncology Overdrive :13
  • About Andrea Conners :20
  • The interview 1:37
  • Conners' journey to the role of executive director for PEN 2:04
  • The golden age of cancer care: targeted therapy 8:25
  • How does PEN's role grow, develop and change as cancer care evolves? 10:37
  • PEN, digital platforms and barriers 17:24
  • The Digital Sherpa Program and addressing disparities among the patient population 21:12
  • Getting the most out of the resources available 26:47
  • The future of cancer care 28:19
  • Conners’ one pearl? 31:00
  • How to contact Conners? 32:21
  • Thanks for listening 33:07

Andrea Conners is the Executive Director of the Patient Empowerment Network. 

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr. Jain at Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday and @ShikhaJainMD. Conners can be reached by email at

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