Howard (Jack) West, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Employer Services, Founder, President and CEO of GRACE

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H. Jack West, MD, Founder, Board President
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte
CA
Specialties
Lung Cancer

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. He is the Founder, and serves as President &CEO of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) and Beacon Medical Interchange, LLC.

Dr. West received an M. Phil. in Experimental Biology from Cambridge University on a Fulbright Scholarship before returning to the US to undertake his medical training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he earned his MD magna cum laude and conducted research as a Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellow. He stayed in Boston for his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, then moved to Seattle, Washington for his fellowship in medical oncology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington. He moved to the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle in late 2002, where he directed the medical oncology component of thoracic oncology program. He moved to City of Hope in March, 2019 to build programs to export subspecialty insights to patients across a broad geography.

Dr. West maintains a strong clinical research focus on lung cancer and has authored dozens of peer-reviewed as well as invited publications. He also serves as Web Editor for JAMA Oncology and a section editor and author for the lung cancer section of UpToDate.  Finally, he continues to develop a wide range of novel educational content across many platforms for other physicians, patients, and caregivers through GRACE, Beacon Medical Interchange, and Medscape.


So What's New in Cancer Care?

Beacon Medical Interchange is a venture founded in 2016 by Dr. Jack West to facilitate communication of medical experts with industry leaders on the evolution of medical care trends in general and cancer management in particular.

Dr. David Spigel, Part 1: Clinical Research, Community Care (BMIC-074) - BeaconMedIC

Dr. Jack West interviews Dr. David Spigel of Sarah Cannon Research Institute on the challenges of conducting clinical trials and delivering increasingly complex patient care, along with the possible future role of artificial intelligence and telemedicine. (24:32)  Download MP3 Audio Version

Conflict of Interest

President and Founder of OncTalk, LLC (intellectual property transferred to GRACE)
Consultant – AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Genentech, GenMab, OSI Pharmaceuticals sanofi-aventis; Center for Biomedical Continuing Education
Speakers Bureau – Eli Lilly, Genentech

Drs. H. Jack West, Joan Schiller, and Isabel Preeshagul gathered this past year (virtually) to review information presented at ASCO and ESMO 2021, regarding patients dealing with a Lung Cancer diagnosis.

For this series, the doctors discuss new trials for patients with NSCLC and SCLC.  The video discussions cover the following topics:

Drs. H. Jack West, Joan Schiller, and Isabel Preeshagul gathered (virtually)  to review information presented at ASCO and ESMO for 2021.  

For this series, the doctors discuss new trials for patients with NSCLC. In this video, the doctors discuss IMpower010, and Adjuvant Atezolizumab After Chemotherapy in Resected Stage I-IIIA NSCLC.  
 

In this video series, presented in March of 2021, GRACE Board Members Dr. H. Jack West, Dr. Jared Weiss and Dr. Ben Levy have continued candid discussions regarding cancer and COVID-19.

In this continued time of social distancing and limiting clinic exposure, the doctors sat down in their respective homes to discuss some of the questions we all hear regarding these unprecedented times, and how they effect primarily cancer patients.

 

In this video the discussion is surrounding Covid 19 variants and the challenge for cancer care.

 

In this video series, presented in March of 2021, GRACE Board Members Dr. H. Jack West, Dr. Jared Weiss and Dr. Ben Levy have continued candid discussions regarding cancer and COVID-19

In this continued time of social distancing and limiting clinic exposure, the doctors sat down in their respective homes to discuss some of the questions we all hear regarding these unprecedented times, and how they effect primarily cancer patients.

 

In this video the doctors discuss what patients should expect post COVID19 vaccinations.

 

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