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Denise Brock

Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Patient Forum 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

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On Saturday, September 16, 2017, patients, caregivers, family members and friends joined GRACE in Cleveland at the Taussig Cancer Center for a full day of discussion on Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer.  We are thrilled that people joined us for this amazing and informative day.  Huge thanks to all of the faculty who spent their Saturday in Cleveland with our community, and thanks also to those organizations who sponsored this event – Astra Zeneca, Takeda, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ignyta, Novartis, Genentech, Caris, and Guardant Health.  


We started the day out with a warm welcome from our Forum Chair – Dr. Nathan Pennell.  For the full agenda, faculty list, presentations, and videos from the webcast, please visit the ‘webcast details’ page, available via this link.     

  Brain Power

The morning sessions continued:

The Many Faces of Progression
 Dr. Nathan Pennell
 Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
The Role of Local Therapy
 Dr. Shirish Gadgeel
 Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
 Biopsies & Re-biopsies
 Dr. Karen Reckamp
 City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center 
The Question of Clinical Trials
 Dr. Alice Shaw
 Massachusetts General Hospital
 The Crossroads:
 Local Therapy, Chemo, Targeted  Therapy, or Immunotherapy?
 Panel Discussion with Drs. Pennell,  Gadgeel, Reckamp, and Shaw,
 and patients John Cherol (EGFR), Matt  Hiznay (ALK),
 and Sara Whitlock (RET).
 Moderator: Dr. H. (Jack) West 
Lunch was an opportunity to have further discussion with the faculty.  Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center graciously allowed us to set up lunch on the 1st floor in their beautiful new facility.

After lunch the breakout discussions continued: 
 Dr. Alice Shaw, Dr. Shirish Gadgeel,
 and Matt Hiznay, ALK patient
 Dr. Nathan Pennell, Dr. H. (Jack) West,
 and John Cherol, EGFR patient
 Dr. Karen Reckamp, Dr. Vamsidhar  Velcheti, and Sara Whitlock, RET patient 
The day concluded with the afternoon general session: 
Managing the Cost of Cancer Care
 Dr. James P. Stevenson
 Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
 Patient to Patient Mentoring
 Kathryn Sefcek, MHA
 4th Angel Mentoring Program
 Caveat Emptor: Assessing Cancer Information from Sources of  Varying Quality  
 Dr. H. (Jack) West
 Swedish Cancer Institute & Founder of  cancerGRACE
 and Janet Freeman-Daily, ROS1 patient,  #LCSM Twitter Chat co- moderator, Cure  Today contributor, blogger

Please click here to visit the Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Webcast page for viewing the videos in full!  (Please note, we will be editing the videos to cut them down – they are in raw format at this time).



Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.

GRACE would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this program


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