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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.

New Publication Highlights Hope for NSCLC Patients with KRAS Mutation
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 06:41
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

Here's a recent video podcast I just did on the publication just out in Lancet Oncology, describing a randomized phase II study led by my friend Pasi Janne, from Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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We've touched on this study before, but it's promising enough for the field of lung cancer that it should be covered as the publication comes out, especially since KRAS mutations are actually the most common molecular defect we see in NSCLC, and yet we haven't had an actual treatment to offer such patients in the past. Let's hope this work leads that to change soon.

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