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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.

Molecular Markers Webinar Part 3: Panel Discussion Debating Who to Test and What to Test For
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 18:54
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

Here is the next portion of our special webinar on molecular markers in advanced NSCLC, featuring Drs. Charlie Rudin from Johns Hopkins,  Dr. Alice Shaw from Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. David Spigel from Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, and Dr. Glen Goss from the University of Ottawa and NCI-Canada's Lung Cancer Committee.   

In this continuing portion of the program, we have a debate on the merits of uniform vs. more selective testing of "druggable" mutations and consider whether it is more attractive to test for multiple markers simultaneous or perhaps sequentially, since they are typically mutually exclusive.  We also discuss the challenge of the delays in treatment that may become a real clinical problem for some patients if testing may require a few weeks of downtime.

Below you'll find the audio and video versions of the podcast, along with the transcript and figures for this activity.

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Molecular Markers SM Pt 3 Panel Discussion Audio Podcast

Molecular Markers SM Pt 3 Panel Discussion Transcript

Molecular Markers SM Pt 3 Panel Discussion Figs

We'll continue this rather intense discussion in the next podcast, coming soon.

 

 

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