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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. Le, Radiation Oncologist from Stanford, on Radiation Options for Early Stage NSCLC
Thu, 11/19/2009 - 17:18
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

Dr. Quynh Le, radiation oncologist and Professor at Stanford University, was kind enough to participate in our NSCLC Patient Education Forum. She spoke on the topic of emerging treatment options using radiation for early stage NSCLC. The new work she's describing on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is looking promising enough that it's being considered increasingly as a very strong choice for people with localized lung cancer but who aren't good candidates for surgery or are disinclined to pursue it. In fact, much of the debate in the lung cancer community is about whether SBRT appears compelling enough to be considered as a viable alternative to surgery even in patients who are fine candidates for resection.

The podcast and additional materials from her presentation are here:

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Q Le Radiation for Early Stage NSCLC Audio Podcast

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q-le-radiation-for-early-stage-nsclc-transcript

Some passages of the program may be a little difficult to follow, so please use the transcript if you need to clarify parts. You can also ask questions here, for clarification or follow-up. I hope you find it helpful.

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