Article and Video CATEGORIES

Cancer Journey

Search By

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
Author
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.

Next Previous link

Previous PostNext Post

Related Content

Forum Discussions

Hello and welcome to Grace.  I'm sorry you need to look for this info.  Stage IV rectal cancer survival rate depends on whether cancer is contained regionally or has spread to...

Hi Wyde, Welcome to Grace. I'm so sorry you have to be here and hope you can connect with others. You ARE a unicorn as you have certainly found. I'm glad...

I hope you found this page about the live forum already.  It's tomorrow 9am eastern time.

Hi Missy and welcome to Grace. I'm sorry you're going through this worry. As you have already heard a 6mm ggo that doesn't change isn't uncommon. Your pulmonologist may want to...

Recent Comments

JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Hi szhang,
 
Thank you for…
By JanineT Forum … on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 11:01
Infusion Update
By JanineT Forum … on Sun, 08/07/2022 - 20:30
Hello and welcome to Grace. …
By JanineT Forum … on Sun, 08/07/2022 - 13:13
 
By JanineT Forum … on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 12:32