Dr. Jack West founded GRACE to help provide quality cancer education to patients and caregivers, but that’s not his only cancer education project. In a joint effort with the American Medical Association, he has been involved in web-publishing a series of primers on various topics of interest to cancer patients and caregivers. Illustrated with explanatory graphics, these topics cover the basics of a wide variety of subjects such as bone complications in cancer, chemo-induced hair loss and performance status. You can find these here: http://jamanetwork.com/collections/6258/for-patients?&fl_Categories=For+Patients&fl_ContentType=Article&f_JournalDisplayName=JAMA+Oncology You can also find topics from other JAMA journals using the drop-down menu under “Filter by Journal”.
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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