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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)


Jack West, TV Personality?
Howard (Jack) West, MD

People have said to me that a name like Jack West sounds like a good TV name, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before I found my way to the small screen. Yikes!

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (click on image to enlarge)

This coming Saturday (August 14th), I'll be part of a team of three on an expert panel covering many aspects of lung cancer on a program on Discovery Channel called Discovery Channel CME: Individualized Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. It airs at 8 AM and repeats again at 8 AM on August 21st and 28th.

Though it's continuing medical education (CME) and is ostensibly targeted for physicians, we provide a very broad coverage of the field that many people here may find helpful, if not even a bit basic. My co-panelists are Dr. Mark Socinski (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), who recently did a terrific webinar program on maintenance therapy for advanced NSCLC, and Dr. Jyoti Patel (Northwestern Univ.), who is a longtime friend and now leads the very important POINT BREAK Phase III trial.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

My suggestion was to have the experts voted off of the panel one by one as the program progressed, just to spice things up and add some suspense a la Survivor. Surprisingly, they didn't go for that.

So, hey --- it's a start. It's 8 AM, so if you're interested, you can always TiVo it...

Be glad I spared you the photo of me with the make-up artist.

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