A tunneled pleural catheter is an excellent way to manage the symptoms of a recurrent malignant pleural effusion. Dr. Jed Gorden describes how it is placed and how it works. TranscriptSo we’re talking today about pleural fluid — fluid that resides around the lung, in-between this space that we’re
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Dr. Jed Gorden reviews the technique of pleurodesis to manage the complication of recurrent malignant pleural effusion (MPE). TranscriptSo we’re talking today about pleural fluid, the fluid that builds up around the lung — fluid that causes people be short of breath, often have symptoms like cough
Should older patients with lung cancer undergo surgery? What issues affect the probability of an elderly patients safely undergoing lung cancer surgery. Dr. Eric Vallières, thoracic surgeon, provides an expert perspective. Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses smoking, asbestos, radon and other risk factors for lung cancer. TranscriptI’m going to speak to you today about lung cancer risk factors.Of course we cannot ignore that smoking is the dominant risk factor for lung cancer.Eighty
Dr. Jack West, medical oncologist/lung cancer specialist, describes special management considerations for indolent lung cancers that may not require treatment or are at risk for “over-treatment.”
Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is an unusual subtype of lung cancer; medical oncologist Dr. Jack West reviews the evidence on the best systemic therapy to treat advanced, multifocal BAC.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, speaks about details in the trends in lung cancer demographics and changes in histology by race and gender.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the genetic risk (or lack thereof) for lung cancer.
Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC), also known as adenocarcinoma in situ, is an unusual subtype of lung cancer with its own appearance under a microscope and on imaging. Dr. Jack West introduces some of the basics of the unique features of BAC. Download PDF Transcript TranscriptOne of the unusual
Unfortunately, there is as much misinformation as good information about the unusual subtype of lung cancer known as bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) or adenocarcinoma in situ. Dr. Jack West reviews the top 5 myths. Download PDF Transcript TranscriptOne of the unusual subtypes of lung cancer is
We are pleased to have GRACE’s Jack West, MD, Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington, and President and CEO of GRACE bring 2017 updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this latest video, Dr. West discusses advances in NSCLC – Timing Of
Radiation Oncologist Dr. Vivek Mehta reviews the concept of using whole brain radiation for multiple brain metastases, including how it is delivered and risks and benefits of this strategy. Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums. TranscriptI see a number of
Radiation therapy can be very helpful in treating painful bone metastases or those at risk for causing a fracture due to compromise of bone strength. Dr. Vivek Mehta reviews the basics of this approach. Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the demographics and epidemiology of lung cancer.
What is the role for the neuroprotective agent memantine in patients receiving whole brain radiation therapy for brain metastases? Dr. Vivek Mehta reviews current practices to minimize risk of cognitive problems. Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums