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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.

Interview with Lung Cancer Pathologist Matthew Horton, Pt 1: Intro to NSCLC Subtypes
Sun, 01/24/2010 - 10:32
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Matthew Horton, a pathologist who works with my own group at Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, at a pathology company called CellNetix. He did subspecialty training in lung pathology and is a terrific resource for my colleagues and me, and now for a wider audience.

The first part of our discussion focused on the major subtypes (called histologies) of NSCLC, including adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, large cell carcinomas, and the related large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas, along with a significant fraction of NSCLC tumors that can't be classified despite our efforts. So check out the links below for the audio and video versions of our discussion (the video with a few images of what we're talking about), and the associated transcript and figures.

dr-horton-intro-to-lc-path-nsclc-subtypes-audio-podcast

dr-horton-intro-to-lc-path-nsclc-subtypes-transcript

dr-horton-intro-to-lc-path-nsclc-subtypes-figures

In subsequent parts of this discussion, we'll cover the neuroendocrine family that ranges from carcinoids to small cell lung cancer and large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas, the different subtypes of adenocarcinomas, and other aspects of lung cancer pathology.

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