I’m heading off to the ASCO Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, now, along with about 30,000 other cancer specialists from around the world. While there, I’ll be chairing an educational session about management options for acquired resistance, chairing the metastatic NSCLC oral session, speaking to the trainees (fellows) just completing their specialization in medical oncology about the highlights in the lung cancer track this year, tweeting updates in real time as new data are presented (@JackWestMD on twitter), hosting a GRACE reception for our faculty and other guest participants in the cancer community, and doing a videotaped round table discussion with Drs. Nate Pennell and Mary Pinder that will cover some of the highlights and be released as podcasts in the coming weeks.
With so much going on, I won’t be checking in the GRACE site that often, so while people should feel free to communicate with each other, offer updates, ask questions, cheer each other on, etc., I would say that the next 5 days is a particularly bad time to be looking for in-depth insights from me or any other faculty member. We’re all in meetings that go from 6 AM to 10 PM most days, then returning home to clinics full of patients who are anxious to continue with their care needs. I’ll check in as I can, but please forgive me and other faculty if we’re less reachable than usual.