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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.

Video Presentation on Never-Smokers with Lung Cancer
Thu, 05/21/2009 - 18:15
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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 video presentation on never-smokers with lung cancer, a population that has been a subject of great interest to me for the past several years. Ten years ago, we really didn't focus on smoking status as a relevant issue and didn't break out never-smokers as a group within our lung cancer trials. Over the last few years, and largely on the basis of differences in outcomes that became more clear with the introduction of the EGFR inhibitors, we're coming to recognize that never-smokers with lung cancer may really represent a distinct disease, with different demographics, pathology subtypes, response to treatments, and overall survival. This video provides a brief overview of the highlights of what we know about never-smokers with lung cancer.

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For those using the audio program, the figures are included below, to follow along. The transcript is also below.

Never-Smokers with Lung Cancer Figures

Never-Smokers with Lung Cancer Transcript

Special thanks to Melissa Zhao for sponsoring this program in loving memory of her husband, Zhuan Mike Chen, for the benefit of never-smokers with lung cancer everywhere.

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