For ALK+ lung cancer patients, brain metastases are a common concern. Dr. Robert Doebele discusses the options available to treat brain mets as well as drugs that may break through the blood/brain barrier. February 2014
For patients with wild type EGFR, meaning there is no EGFR mutation, drugs like Tarceva (erlotinib) can have a small benefit, but Dr. Joan Schiller wants research to do better. February 2014
Eighty percent of lung cancer patients have wild type EGFR, meaning there is no EGFR mutation. Dr. Joan Schiller of UT Southwestern Medical Center discusses a new drug in development that may help those patients. February 2014
The stigma of lung cancer can lead to shame, fear, and sub-optimal care. Dr. Joan Schiller wants us all to get past it, and she’s leading the charge to make that happen. February 2014.
Does it make sense to do molecular testing on early stage lung cancer patients? Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko of Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute thinks it does in some settings. February 2014