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
Interventional pulmonologist Dr. Jed Gorden reviews malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) are a common complication of lung cancer and some other cancers. Transcript So, I wanted to talk to you today about pleural effusions. Pleural effusions — it’s a complex term, and it’s a very common problem, so
Dr. Jed Gorden describes the details of how a thoracentesis is performed in order to clarify the diagnosis and treat symptoms of a malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Transcript With the pleural fluid that’s built up around the lung — this fluid that exist in between the linings, or as we discussed
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. Transcript So we’re talking today about pleural fluid — fluid that resides around the lung, in-between this space that we’re
Dr. Jed Gorden reviews the technique of pleurodesis to manage the complication of recurrent malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Transcript So 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
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 . Transcript I 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 . Transcript
Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, addresses the issue of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in locally advanced NSCLC.
Transcript One of the important points about patients with advanced lung cancer is that 30-40% of patients will develop bone metastases. I think it’s important to recognize this is not bone cancer, this is lung cancer that’s moved to the bone, and in 30-40% of patients at some point who have
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, compares the mechanism of action, efficacy and toxicity of PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors.
UCLA Med Center's Dr. Eddie Garon discusses the open question of the optimal duration of ongoing treatment with immunotherapy for lung cancer.
Dr. Eddie Garon considers the data on immunotherapies for first line treatment of advanced NSCLC and whether we are likely to use these agents instead of or in combination with standard chemotherapy soon.
Stephen Liu, MD provides updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this recent video, Dr. Liu discusses Continuing Immunotherapy Beyond Progression-In Which Patients Is This Appropriate
Dr. H. Jack West, Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Swedish Cancer Institute, President and CEO of GRACE offers updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this video, Dr. West discusses whether immunotherapy works in patients with driver mutations like EGFR and ALK. We thank t he
Dr. H. Jack West, Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Swedish Cancer Institute, President and CEO of GRACE offers updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this video, Dr. West discusses chemotherapy and immunotherapy combinations in advanced squamous non-small cell lung cancer. We thank