Hello, my name is Chris Walko
and I am a personalized medicine specialist
at Moffitt Cancer Center
in Tampa, Florida in the United States.
And today we're going to be discussing
the treatment paradigms
used to treat cancer
and I'm going to aim to provide
an overview of key considerations
for cancer pharmacotherapies.
I've worked in the oncology realm
for more than 10 years
as a pharmacist
and a clinical pharmacist and an educator
and now my role is actually
in chairing a Molecular Tumor Board
and helping to use cancer genetics
to personalize therapy
in direct treatment.
So I'm really excited to see
how we translate
all of what we've learned over the years
and throughout this lecture
we're going to talk a little bit
about the history
of how we've treated cancer
and ultimately end up with
kind of where we are today
with the targeted therapies intermixed
with the cytotoxic therapies
and the immunotherapies.
So we will review
this different treatment modalities
used to treat cancer in this section
including both local therapy,
so radiation and surgery
as well as systemic therapies.
And we will also begin to delve
into the newer targeted therapies
and the immunotherapies as I said.
This lecture is meant
to provide an overview
that will be further translated
into specific malignancies
in the subsequent learning module.