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Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist and thoracic oncology specialist who is the Founder and previously served as President & CEO, currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

 

Dr. Leighl on Maintenance Therapy as Last Highlight of Lung Cancer from 2012
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Howard (Jack) West, MD

PARAMOUNT SchemaThe last portion of Dr. Leighl's program on "Highlights of Lung Cancer from 2012" covered maintenance therapy, specifically focusing on the latest report of results from the PARAMOUNT trial, which demonstrated a significant survival benefit for maintenance Alimta (pemetrexed) continued after four cycles of the first line combination of cisplatin and Alimta.  What does this mean?  Here's Dr. Leighl's summary of the trial and her discussion of its implications.

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Dr. Leighl Highlights in LC 2012 Pt 5 Maint Rx Audio Podcast

Dr. Leighl Highlights in LC 2012 Pt 5 Maint Rx Figs

This was the last of the highlights she covered, so we'll move to another webinar soon.

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