Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the demographics and epidemiology of lung cancer.
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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. 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.
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 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. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, addresses the issue of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in locally advanced NSCLC.
Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, describes how he assists patients with the surgical decision-making process.
TranscriptOne 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 advanced
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, addresses the issue of choosing a first-line chemotherapy regimen based on an adenocarcinoma histology.
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, reviews the choices for a first-line chemotherapy regimen based on a squamous histology.
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.
Dr. Edward S. Kim from the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC defines the concept of cancer histology and gives examples of several lung cancer subtypes.