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John Cherol

Denise Brock

Targeted Therapies Patient Forum September 2017 Speaker Highlight – John Cherol

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 Learn about John Cherol, EGFR patient

 

John Cherol was diagnosed in January 2016 with Stage IV EGFR+ lung cancer at the age of 28. He started Gilotrif (afatinib) and acquired resistance after 14 months. Luckily a blood test showed he developed the t790m mutation and he started Tagrisso in April of this year. He’s also been treated for nine brain mets with Gamma Knife at the Cleveland Clinic.

John is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer forensics.  He currently works as a Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA. He got engaged shortly after his diagnosis to his fiancé, Kristine, who he met in 2014. They’re actively planning their September 9th wedding and a honeymoon to Iceland. Thanks to targeted therapy, John has been able to continue some of the hobbies he loves most like camping and kayaking. He hopes to help change the face of lung cancer and enjoy many more evening walks with Kristine and their rescue dog Liam.

 

 


 

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Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Patient Forum

September 16, 2017

Presented by the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education in collaboration
with the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

See below for our growing list of topics and presenters!  

Register at cancerGRACE.org | Agenda is subject to change

8:30 – 10:00 am        The Many Faces of Progression
Dr. Nathan Pennell Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center The Role of Local Therapy
Dr. Shirish Gadgeel Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University Biopsies & Re-biopsies
Dr. Karen Reckamp, City of Hope
10:30 – noon       
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 Matt Hiznay (ALK) and Sara Whitlock (RET). Moderator: Dr. H. (Jack) West

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:00 – 2:30 pm     
 
Presentations by Lung Cancer Sub-type
*Available treatment options 
*Acquired resistance: How do you pick your next treatment? 
ALK/ROS Dr. Alice Shaw, Dr. Shirish Gadgeel, & Matt Hiznay, ALK patient
EGFR Dr. Nathan Pennell, Dr. H. (Jack) West, & John Cherol, EGFR patient
MET/RET/BRAF Dr. Karen Reckamp, Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti (Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center), & Sara Whitlock, RET patient

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:50 – 4:00 pm     
 
Managing the Costs of Cancer Care
James P. Stevenson, MD Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Patient to Patient Mentoring
Kathryn Sefcek, MHA 4th Angel Mentoring Program
Avoiding Fake News & Finding Trustworthy Cancer Info Online
Dr. H. (Jack) West Swedish Cancer Institute & Founder of cancerGRACE
Janet Freeman-Daily ROS1 patient, #LCSM Twitter Chat co-moderator, Cure Today contributor, Gray Connections blogger

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

 GRACE would like to thank the following companies for their support of this forum:

B-I for web           
Guardant

 

 


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