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    • Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Treatment and Side Effects by Dr. Geoffrey Geiger
      by  Dr. Geiger  on  Apr 15, 2014  in  GRACE :: Head/Neck Cancer

      Dr. Geoffrey Geiger, University of Pennsylvania, outlines the course of radiotherapy treatment and side effects for head and neck cancer.   [powerpress] Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Treatment and Side Effects Audio Podcast   What you will hear in part 3 Medications Side effects; and  Side effect management   Glossary...  (Read More)



    • What is the value of maintenance therapy in advanced NSCLC, and who should get it?
      by  Dr West  on  Apr 13, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      We've covered the question of maintenance therapy for lung cancer in many posts over the past 5-6 years as it has evolved from a concept with little evidence to a standard of care, but it is difficult to get a good summary of the big picture. This presentation is my attempt to distill the field into the most important principles.   W...  (Read More)



    • Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Planning for External Beam Radiotherapy by Dr. Geoffrey Geiger
      by  Dr. Geiger  on  Apr 8, 2014  in  GRACE :: Head/Neck Cancer

      Dr. Geoffrey Geiger, University of Pennsylvania, discusses the process of planning radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.   [powerpress] Late Stage Oropharynx Cancer, Planning for External Beam Radiotherapy Audio Podcast   What you will hear in part 2 What to expect during radiation treatment   Glossary of terms you will...  (Read More)



    • The Spectrum of Cancer Progression (50 Shades of Progression)
      by  Dr West  on  Apr 5, 2014  in  GRACE :: Cancer Basics

      Here's a general summary of a thoughtful approach to how we might assess progression of disease, recognizing that it isn't just a simple matter of a "yes/no" question of progression or not.   And for those who want the pdf to print, here it is: 50 Shades of Cancer Progression Feel free to leave questions. comments, objections, etc. here....  (Read More)



    • ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Repeat Biopsies
      by  GRACE Video  on  Apr 4, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      Why would an ALK lung cancer patient need a repeat biopsy? The doctors discuss the need for and frequency of repeat biopsies. [powerpress] (IE/Firefox Users: If you have playback problems, please view on YouTube or try the "Download" button above. Get the latest QuickTime Player.)...  (Read More)



    • ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Next Generation ALK Inhibitors
      by  GRACE Video  on  Apr 4, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      Several new treatments for ALK positive lung cancer patients are on the horizon. In this video, the doctors discuss them while patients in the audience share some of their experiences with side effects on various treatments. [powerpress] (IE/Firefox Users: If you have playback problems, please view on YouTube or try the "Download" button a...  (Read More)



    • ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Disease Progression While on Xalkori
      by  GRACE Video  on  Apr 4, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      New treatments for ALK rearrangements are on the horizon. In this video, the doctors discuss how they determine whether or not they change treatments for their patients once they begin to show progression while on Xalkori (crizotinib). [powerpress] (IE/Firefox Users: If you have playback problems, please view on YouTube or try the "Downlo...  (Read More)



    • ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Scanning for Progression
      by  GRACE Video  on  Apr 4, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      How often should ALK patients receive scans to determine if their disease has progressed in various parts of the body? [powerpress] (IE/Firefox Users: If you have playback problems, please view on YouTube or try the "Download" button above. Get the latest QuickTime Player.)...  (Read More)



    • ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Risk of Flare After Stopping Targeted Therapy
      by  GRACE Video  on  Apr 4, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      The doctors discuss how patients can navigate the tricky waters of stopping therapy while avoiding painful and sometimes life-threatening flare. [powerpress] (IE/Firefox Users: If you have playback problems, please view on YouTube or try the "Download" button above. Get the latest QuickTime Player.)...  (Read More)



    • ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Can I Pass ALK Onto My Children
      by  GRACE Video  on  Apr 4, 2014  in  GRACE :: Lung Cancer

      ALK positive lung cancer typically shows up in people who do not appear to be at high risk for the disease, so is this something that a lung cancer patient can pass on to his or her children? The doctors discuss what research shows on this issue. [powerpress] (IE/Firefox Users: If you have playback problems, please view on YouTube or try t...  (Read More)