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Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist and thoracic oncology specialist who is the Founder and previously served as President & CEO, currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

 

What is the Biology Underlying a Mixed Response?
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Howard (Jack) West, MD

As a second part of a recent video I did that introduces the concept of a mixed response in lung cancer (or many other cancers) and how we might manage that situation, I wanted to cover the biology of what is presumably occurring.  Here's a video that covers this issue, as well as the implication that we can learn more about this by doing multiple biopsies, more than is considered as the typical standard now.

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Would you want to undergo multiple biopsies of different areas of the cancer, even if it might not provide a direct benefit to you but could move forward our understanding of cancer biology for the future.

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