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Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist and thoracic oncology specialist, and Executive Director of Employer Services at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA.

ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Repeat Biopsies
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:40
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE
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Why would an ALK lung cancer patient need a repeat biopsy? The doctors discuss the need for and frequency of repeat biopsies.

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