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Dr. Rogerio Lilenbaum on Lung Cancer in the Elderly
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Howard (Jack) West, MD

slide02 Here's the presentation by my friend and colleague Dr. Rogerio Lilenbaum, a great medical oncologist now serving as Director of Hematology/Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in South Florida (Weston, FL). Though he's been renowned in lung cancer in general for many years, he's best known for his particular knowledge and leadership on the topic of managing lung cancer in elderly and frail (variably referred to as poor risk or poor performance status) patients.

Here is his talk, in audio and video podcast format, along with the associated figures and transcript:

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His presentation includes a general perspective on principles of treating elderly patients and how we should be making recommendations, along with a summary of the evidence on chemotherapy for patients with resected early stage NSCLC, locally advanced NSCLC, and advanced/metastatic disease. It's a great overview of a big topic, and I hope it's very helpful.

We'll follow with a podcast of the live question and answer session that followed his presentation.

Thanks to LUNGevity Foundation for partnering with GRACE to develop this program.

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