GRACE is excited to continue to build the faculty and agenda for the upcoming Targeted Therapies Patient Forum in September 2017. See below for our growing list of topics and presenters!
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
|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
Introducing Our Speakers
Learn about ALK patient Matt Hiznay in this video; Matt serves on the event's planning committee and will present during the ALK break-out session.
Hi JW and welcome to Grace. I'm sorry you're going through this but hopefully and probably this isn't cancer. There is so much going on anatomically in that area that the...
Thanks Janine! I really appreciate your feedback. Had the CT and it came back all clear, huge relief! Going the physical therapy route which has already made a big difference. Root...
That is fantastic J_W! We really appreciate your follow-up. So many people find us through the same route you've taken/pinched nerve and like people with a cancer diagnosis it's important to...
Hi and welcome to Grace. I'm so sorry about your mom's situation, it's very complicated and not at all reasonable for us to comment on all that is being taken into...
Hi Scruboak, I will ask Dr. West to comment, it may be tomorrow. He's an expert in the field and will have thoughtful input. The fact that it was caught and...
I asked Dr. West and he said that this is a question he can't answer, we don't have studies that give details that specific. He said to his knowledge, that this...
Thank you so much, Janine. It helps me to just chill overall.