Targeted Therapies Patient Forum September 2017 Speaker Highlight - James Stevenson, MD

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Denise Brock, Operations Director

GRACE is excited to continue to build the faculty and agenda for the upcoming Targeted Therapies Patient Forum in September 2017.   

***Speaker Highlights***

for full faculty bio's, please visit our FACULTY page


Learn about James P. Stevenson, MD, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center.  

James Stevenson, MD

Dr. Stevenson is currently a Staff Physician at the Cleveland Clinic where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Taussig Cancer Institute Department of Hematology and Oncology.  Dr. Stevenson received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.  He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA and completed his internship in medicine at the University of Florida Hospitals. He then completed his residency in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  He is board certified in medical oncology.   

His areas of clinical and research interest include the treatment of thoracic malignancies, with a focus on lung cancers and malignant mesothelioma.  He leads the Multi-Disciplinary Pleural Mesothelioma Program at the Cleveland Clinic.



Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Patient Forum
September 16, 2017

Presented by the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education in collaboration
with the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

See below for our growing list of topics and presenters!  

Register at | Agenda is subject to change

8:30 – 10:00 am        The Many Faces of Progression
Dr. Nathan Pennell Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center The Role of Local Therapy
Dr. Shirish Gadgeel Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University Biopsies & Re-biopsies
Dr. Karen Reckamp, City of Hope
10:30 – noon       
The Question of Clinical Trials
Dr. Alice Shaw Massachusetts General Hospital The Crossroads: Local Therapy, Chemo, Targeted Therapy, or Immunotherapy? 
Panel Discussion with Drs. Pennell, Gadgeel, Reckamp, and Shaw, and patients Matt Hiznay (ALK) and Sara Whitlock (RET). Moderator: Dr. H. (Jack) West


1:00 – 2:30 pm     
Presentations by Lung Cancer Sub-type
*Available treatment options 
*Acquired resistance: How do you pick your next treatment? 
ALK/ROS Dr. Alice Shaw, Dr. Shirish Gadgeel, & Matt Hiznay, ALK patient
EGFR Dr. Nathan Pennell, Dr. H. (Jack) West, & John Cherol, EGFR patient
MET/RET/BRAF Dr. Karen Reckamp, Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti (Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center), & Sara Whitlock, RET patient


2:50 – 4:00 pm     
Managing the Costs of Cancer Care
James P. Stevenson, MD Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Patient to Patient Mentoring
Kathryn Sefcek, MHA 4th Angel Mentoring Program
Avoiding Fake News & Finding Trustworthy Cancer Info Online
Dr. H. (Jack) West Swedish Cancer Institute & Founder of cancerGRACE
Janet Freeman-Daily ROS1 patient, #LCSM Twitter Chat co-moderator, Cure Today contributor, Gray Connections blogger


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