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The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE), in partnership with Georgetown University Hospital is pleased to present the videos from the panel discussion "2017 Advances in Immunotherapy: What Lung Cancer Patients Need to Know".
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Dr. Alice Shaw joined GRACE to discuss patterns of resistance in ALK positive non small cell lung cancer.
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Dr. Luis Raez, MD FACP FCCP, Chief of Hem/Onc and Med. Dir. at Memorial Cancer Institute, and Clinical Associate Prof. of Medicine at FL International University discusses treatment options for acquired resistance to EGFR TKIs: T790M-negative disease.
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Dr. Jed Gorden, Swedish Cancer Institute, reviews the lung cancer screening process, including low-dose CT scanning, smoking cessation, follow-up testing and counseling, and describes the potential benefits.
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Dr. Jed Gorden, Swedish Cancer Institute, describes the differences between bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound, highlighting the advantages of EBUS in diagnosis and staging.
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Dr. Jack West, Brendan Bietry, and Janet Freeman-Daily take questions from the audience about financial assistance, legal protections, and patient support.
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Janet Freeman-Daily, a ROS1 lung cancer patient since 2011, talks about the importance of patients' involvement in their own health care and the support that exists online to help patients navigate the system.
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Brendan Bietry of the Patient Advocate Foundation discusses the financial assistance programs available to lung cancer patients who receive targeted therapies.
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Dr. Leora Horn of Vanderbilt University reviews the rapidly evolving issue and growing value of repeat biopsies, including plasma sampling as a "liquid biopsy" option, in the setting of acquired resistance to a driver mutation in advanced NSCLC.
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Dr. Eddie Garon reviews the pattern of response to immunotherapy in lung cancer, along with the concept of "pseudoprogression".
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