As I post this, the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) is drawing to a close. Each year, over 30,000 cancer care specialists converge upon Chicago to learn about the latest advances in cancer treatment. It’s the largest conference of its kind in the world, and with such a large audience, many researchers take the opportunity to unveil the results of their clinical trials and other research.
Dr. West and other GRACE faculty members are in attendance, and in a few weeks we will have presentations on the most important information presented at ASCO. If you tend to come straight to these forums rather than the GRACE home page, you may have missed Dr. West’s list of his “Top 10 ASCO 2017 Lung Cancer Presentations” which provides an idea of what we’ll be discussing soon.
Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa