Dr. Nathan Pennell, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the concept of acquired resistance and new agents designed to address it, including Rociletinib and Merelitinib.
Dr. Jack West, Brendan Bietry, and Janet Freeman-Daily take questions from the audience about financial assistance, legal protections, and patient support.
Janet Freeman-Daily, a ROS1 lung cancer patient since 2011, talks about the importance of patients' involvement in their own health care and the support that exists online to help patients navigate the system.
Brendan Bietry of the Patient Advocate Foundation discusses the financial assistance programs available to lung cancer patients who receive targeted therapies.
Drs. Jack West and Greg Riely field questions about which treatments should EGFR lung cancer patients consider when their cancers progress.
Dr. Jack West suggests that progression in T790M-negative EGFR lung cancer patients may not require a change in therapy. In this video he details what should go into the decision to modify treatment for those patients.
Acquired resistance in EGFR patients is often driven by the T790M mutation. T790M-positive tumors respond differently to treatments than T790M-negative tumors. Dr. Greg Riely details how each status can predict patients' responses to current treatments.
There are sub-types within the sub-type of EGFR mutation positive lung cancer. In this presentation, Dr. Jack West discusses the different activating mutations within EGFR positive tumors and how they impact treatment.
Janet Daily-Freeman moderates a question & answer session with Drs. Leora Horn and Taofeek Owonikoko on issues of acquired resistance to targeted therapies for ALK+ and ROS1 patients.
The brain is a common site of disease in patients with ALK+ lung cancer. In this video, Dr. Horn illustrates the line-up of ALK+ treatments and how they work breaking through the blood/brain barrier.