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Denise Brock

Not Your Father’s Squamous Lung Cancer – Supportive Care for Patients

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 Presented by the
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education
in collaboration with 
UNC Lineberger and the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina
             

 
On Friday, November 4th, 2016, in collaboration with the UNC Lineberger and the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, GRACE presented ‘Not Your Father’s Squamous Lung Cancer’, webcast live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Our fourth and final presentation discusses supportive care for patients, including pain management, drug side effects, anorexia and shortness of breath, with Amber Procter, PharmD, and Jason Akulian, MD, MPH.    
 

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Lung Squamous Cancer 201: New Promise in Treatments

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In Part 2 of 2 videos about squamous lung cancer, Dr. Chad Pecot explains the value of patients receiving molecular profiling of their tumor, the vital role of clinical trials, and the promise of immunotherapy for treating this type of lung cancer.


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Lung Squamous Cancer 201: Understanding Your Disease

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In Part 1 of 2 videos about squamous lung cancer, Dr. Chad Pecot explains what doctors look for and ask about when diagnosing lung cancer, and how you can be sure you received the correct diagnosis.


Squamous Lung Cancer Part 5, Q and A Session by Dr. David Spigel

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Title slide from Squamous Lung Cancer Webinar Q&A SessionDr. David Spigel, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, answers audience questions about squamous lung cancer.

 

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Squamous Lung Cancer, Part 4: Immunotherapy by Dr. David Spigel

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Graphic showing cancer tumor cells and patient's T cellsDr. David Spigel, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, describes current research in immunotherapy as treatment for squamous lung cancer.

 

Squamous Lung Cancer, Part 4: Immunotherapy Audio Podcast

 

What you’ll hear in Part 4:

  • Immunotherapy treatment for squamous lung cancer

 

Glossary of some terms you’ll hear in Part 4:

Find more cancer definitions at the National Cancer Institute’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms

  • Adenocarcinoma – Cancer that begins in glandular (secretory) cells. Glandular cells are found in tissue that lines certain internal organs and makes and releases substances in the body, such as mucus, digestive juices, or other fluids. Most cancers of the breast, pancreas, lung, prostate, and colon are adenocarcinomas.
  • Antibody therapy – Treatment with an antibody, a substance that can directly kill specific tumor cells or stimulate the immune system to kill tumor cells.
  • Immunotherapy – A type of biological therapy that uses substances to stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight cancer, infection, and other diseases.
  • Receptor – A molecule inside or on the surface of a cell that binds to a specific substance and causes a specific effect in the cell.
  • Squamous lung cancer – One of the three sub-types of lung cancer.

 


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