Interventional pulmonologist Dr. Jed Gorden reviews malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) are a common complication of lung cancer and some other cancers. TranscriptSo, 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 let

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). TranscriptWith the pleural fluid that’s built up around the lung — this fluid that exist in between the linings, or as we discussed

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.

Dr. Ed Kim from the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC summarizes the mechanism of next generation sequencing (NGS), how it can potentially be used, and its limitations in clinical practice today.

Dr. Ed Kim from the Levine Cancer Institute reviews the potential advantages and current limitations of blood-based testing for molecular markers using circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor DNA in identifying clinically important mutations.

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.

Dr. Edward S. Kim from the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC describes the use of serum tumor markers in various types of cancer, and the lack of a useful serum tumor marker in lung cancer.

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, provides evidence for the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy as an alternative to surgery for operable early stage lung cancer.

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, describes the use of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy.

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, describes the history and current use of stereotactic radiation therapy for inoperable lung lesions.Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, describes the history and current use

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, defines oligometastatic lung cancer and describes the recent trend toward the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy to treat it.

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, provides trial evidence showing that patients may not benefit from high dose chest radiation therapy vs. standard dose therapy.

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, Radiation Oncologist at Washington University in St. Louis, defines the V20 standard for lung radiation and outlines the advantages of limiting dose and field size in lung radiation therapy.

Dr. Mark Socinski, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, describes the different types of stage III (locally advanced) NSCLC, and states which of these types tend to be resectable.