Article and Video CATEGORIES

Cancer Journey

Search By

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: Testing for ALK
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:25
Author
Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE
Image

Who should be tested for ALK? How is ALK tested and how reliable are the results? In this video, the doctors discuss several issues surrounding the issue of testing for ALK, including what the medical guidelines suggest for testing lung cancer patients for genetic mutations.

 

Next Previous link

Previous PostNext Post

Related Content

Forum Discussions

Hi and welcome to Grace. I'm so sorry about your mom's diagnosis. I understand things happen quickly. We have an excellent collection of articles and videos and are here to answer...

I heard back from Dr. West who said, "Have not seen this, but I'd say it's a situation for which radiation would definitely be favored as the treatment of choice."

Thank you so much for the quick response. Yes, they've told us how rare this is... it mimicked shingles. We should have the specific pathology results back Thursday. With the presence...

Yes, if her cancer is squamous nsclc then immunotherapy will be the treatment of choice to combat the whole body/systemic treatment. Radiation is used to focus on just one place such...

Hi and welcome to Grace. I'm so sorry you're having this pain. Just to let you know I see this post and will respond ASAP.

Hi, sorry for the delay. I'm not a medical professional but as a teaching professional I'd say seeking medical attention for new pain is absolutely appropriate. Hopefully, you'll find a much...

Thank You Janine

Recent Comments

JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Yes, if her cancer is…
By JanineT Forum … on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:18
Thank You
By JanineT Forum … on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 18:37
I heard back from Dr. West…
By JanineT Forum … on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 18:16
Hi and welcome to Grace. I'm…
By JanineT Forum … on Mon, 10/03/2022 - 16:54