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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.

Dr. Alice Shaw on Clinical Factors Associated with Molecular Markers
Sun, 04/15/2012 - 15:03
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

I'm happy to bring you now the second part of the Santa Monica webinar, developed with the LUNGevity Foundation, on "Molecular Markers in Advanced NSCLC: Who to Test and What to Test For?", in which I was joined by Drs. Charles Rudin (Johns Hopkins University in Balimore, MD), Alice Shaw (Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA), David Spigel (Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville, TN), and Glen Gloss (University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada).  

In this short podcast, Dr. Alice Shaw reviewed the frequencies of different molecular markers in advanced NSCLC as a function of patient sex, smoking status, race, and tumor histology.  This work is very interesting, of course, because if we only do molecular marker studies of people with an adenocarcinoma or never-smokers, we not only won't ever find potentially relevant mutations in people with other histologies and those with a smoking history, but we won't have any good idea of the probabilities of finding them either.

Here is the podcast in audio and video formats, as well as the transcript and figures.

 

Molecular Markers SM Pt 2 Shaw on Markers by Clin Factors Audio Podcast

Molecular Markers SM Pt 2 Shaw on Markers by Clin Factors Transcript

Molecular Markers SM Pt 2 Shaw on Markers by Clin Factors Figs

I certainly found her presentation interesting, particularly since it highlighted some potentially fruitful targets in squamous cell carcinoma, such an underserved cancer population overdue for new treatments.

 

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