Case Based Panel Discussion - 2019 ALK Positive with Brain Mets, Radiation before ALK Inhibitor?

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H. Jack West, MD, Founder, President and CEO
For this round of case based panel discussions, Dr. Jack West is joined by Drs. Jonathan Riess and Suki Padda.

Jonathan W. Riess, MD MS is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Sukhmani Padda MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center.

The doctors discuss a series of cases related to a diagnosis of ALK Positive NSCLC. In this video, the discussion is regarding a patient with ALK positive asymptomatic brain metastases. Is the standard approach of focal radiation before beginning ALK inhibitor appropriate, or do you begin with the ALK Inhibitor?

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