GRACE is excited to continue to build the faculty and agenda for the upcoming Targeted Therapies Patient Forum, September 16, 2017. See more information about our presenters in Speaker Highlights - today we introduce Nathan Pennell, MD, PhD.
Guest post by Dr. Nate Pennell, a board certified medical oncologist at the Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in the treatment of thoracic malignancies with a focus on lung cancer. Dr. Pennell's research interests include clinical trials using novel therapies, with a goal of facilitating the movement of new treatments from the laboratory to the clinic. Follow him on Twitter at @n8pennell.
I am sorry to say that there were few surprises or earth-shatteringly positive results at this year's ASCO meeting in Chicago (unless you count my button-shattering belly expansion from too many pizza lunches and dinners). However, in my mind there was one presentation that stood out above the others in terms of real hope for a particularly frustrating subset of lung cancer patients, namely those with EGFR activating mutations that develop resistance to Iressa (gefitinib) or Tarceva (erlotinib).