Comments for Compassionate Machines. The Ethics of “Artificial Empathy”

Daniel Vorobiof, MD. | Chief Medical Director, Jama Oncology, May 2, 2024, doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2024.0824. I read with interest the Viewpoint opinion written by Drs Koranteng, Lewis and Abel entitled Compassionate Machines. The Ethics of “Artificial Empathy” (Jama Oncology, May 2, 2024, doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2024.0824) We at recently launched the first conversational AI Cancer mentor (Dave) application […]

The Prevalence of Cannabis-related Arrhythmias in Patients with Cancer: Real-world Data Evidence of Patient-reported Outcomes

A Laish-Farkash, L Vasilenko, Noy Moisa, Daniel Vorobiof. Israel Medical Association Journal, vol 25:4:292-297, 2023. Abstract Background: Cannabis consumption is suspected of causing arrhythmias and potentially sudden death. Objectives: To investigate prevalence and temporal relationships between cannabis use and onset of symptomatic arrhythmias among cancer patients using, a digital patient powered network application. Methods: […]

Real-world behavioral restrictional practices of cancer patients (pts)

Researched by and Sourasky Medical Center, Oncology Division. published by ASCO Authors: Eliya Shachar, Noy Moisa, Shira Peleg-Hasson, Tamar Safra, Ido Wolf, Daniel A. Vorobiof Background: Quality of life (QoL) assessments do not measure pts’ ability to maintain normal daily activities during cancer therapy. Misbeliefs might promote avoidance of activities perceived as dangerous, compromising pts […]

Real world data evidence on cancer patients awareness and knowledge of cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) events

Researched by and Hematology Institute, University Hospital Assuta Samson Ashdod. published by ASCO Authors: Adrian Marcelo Duek, Bozhena Haikin, Alon Litvin, Daniel A. Vorobiof Background: Cancer pts are mostly unaware of the higher than normal risk of developing a CAT event. A recently reported European survey, with 745 participants, showed that just above two-thirds (69%) […]

Covid 19 infection leading to a subsequent new primary cancer diagnosis, Real-world data (RWD) analysis on members of, a global cancer application

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Researched by Belong.Life and published by ASCO Authors: Daniel A. Vorobiof, Bozhena Haikin, Alon Litvin, Irad Deutsch, Eliran Malki. Background: Some known viral infections can lead to a diagnosis of cancer (e.g: HPV, HIV, EBV, etc.) Anecdotical reports of a Covid 19 infection, and the subsequent diagnosis of a new cancer have been mentioned by […]

Identifying The Patient Journey And Treatment Lines Patterns In Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer​

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Researched by Belong.Life and published by ASCO, 2018 Authors: Daniel Vorobiof, Irad Deutsch, Eliran Malki, Maytal Bivas-Benita Introduction: Checkpoint inhibitors such as programmed cell death receptor 1 (PD-1) antibodies have significantly improved the prognosis in several malignancies. While treatment with the PD-1 targeting antibodies, pembrolizumab and nivolumab, has substantial clinical benefit, it is associated with […]

Mapping PD-1 Inhibitors’ Side Effects Using Patient Reported Outcomes

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Researched by Belong.Life and published by ASCOData from the Belong PPN successfully captured the spectrum of PD-1 inhibitors’ reported AEs. Analyzing PRO of post approval treatments could provide deeper understanding of treatment patterns, expose limiting AE that bear implications on cost of treatment, indicate patients’ quality of life (QOL), improve management recommendations and provide a […]

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