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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.

Round Table Discussion with Experts: Indolent BAC in an Elderly Man
Mon, 02/22/2010 - 23:09
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Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

This is the first part of a case presentation I did with two great colleagues: Dr. Anne Tsao, who is a medical oncologist and lung cancer expert at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and Dr. Alex Farivar, who is a terrific thoracic surgeon at my own institution, Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle.

This case is an elderly gentleman who has a very indolent but growing lung lesion. His story brings up questions of how concerned to be in following a nodule in a patient of advanced age and with competing medical issues, whether surgery that is less than a lobectomy might be considered, as well as the systemic therapy options for bronchioloalveolar carcinoma.

 

 

I hope that's helpful. We'll provide info on a couple of additional cases from this discussion in the future.

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