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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.

Treating Invisible Disease in Lung Cancer
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 19:25
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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 a brief and basic summary of the concept of why we're concerned not only about the cancer we can see but the potential cancer we can't.

This is the first presentation I've done that uses a format called a "slidedoc", essentially a more detailed set of images that provides a visual version of complex ideas in a way that can stand alone without someone presenting slides to you. Those who are interested can leard more about the concept here, as explained in a slidedoc by presentation guru Nancy Duarte.

 
For those who want to print it, here's the pdf file: Treating invisible disease GRACE
My hope is that people will be able to find this a very brief, understandable way to explain big ideas about cancer. This format also has the advantage of being easily sharable and can be viewed easily on many platforms, including mobile devices.  If people like the format, I'll try to present more posts in this way.  I hope you'll provide feedback.

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Hi Stan! It's good to see you. I can only imagine what this last year has been like for you and hope the grieving is getting more manageable every day. GRACE...

It is so good to hear from you, and my sentiments are the same as Janine's.  You are definitely why we do this, and we truly appreciate your kind words.  Happiest...

Stan, thanks so much for sending this very kind note. It is because of people like you and Sara that we are so tirelessly dedicated to our mission of helping to...

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help Mom to continue using Alectinib. Thank you for the video list as well. Is there any experience or some period in which SBRT works, is it individual or are there...

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Hi again, thank you very much for the detailed response. I hope that SBRT will help my mom and that she will use Alecensa for a long time and after Alecensa...

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