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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.

FLEX Trial of Chemo with or without Erbitux in First Line NSCLC Data Available
Sat, 05/31/2008 - 20:49
Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

There's a single lung cancer trial being presented 6/1/08 at ASCO's Plenary Session, at which the most important cancer studies of the year are presented. This is on the FLEX trial that I described in a prior post, and which was already reported to be positive, at a press release all the way back in September of last year. We'll actually see the full data at the presentation, but the abstract just became publically available (here) and provides some additional information.

Some financial analysts have already described the findings and potential financial implications (here), but I'll give you an oncologist's perspective, and a sense of what my colleagues feel about the strength or weakness of the results and what they'll mean to the changing standards for lung cancer treatment, after the session Sunday.

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