History- Diagnosis in February, metastasis to thyroid, lymph nodes, chest wall. Malignant pleural effusion-had pleurex cathether which was recently removed due to little fluid. Pdl1 40%, KRAS mutation
Lung Cancer Video Library - Spanish Language: Video #4 What is the role of Avastin (bevacizumab) in treating advanced NSCLC today?
For our 4th video in the GRACE Spanish Lung Cancer Library, Antonio Calles, MD joined GRACE to discuss what the role of Avastin (bevacizumab) is in treating advanced NSCLC today.
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, defines maintenance therapy in advanced NSCLC and discusses maintenance treatment strategies.
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, reviews the choices for a first-line chemotherapy regimen based on a squamous histology.
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, discusses the anti-angiogenic agent bevacizumab (Avastin) and the trial evidence of its efficacy for non-squamous NSCLC.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, evaluates a variety of particular systemic treatment agents for possible use in elderly patients.
Is the Survival Benefit with Avastin Added to Chemotherapy Enough to Change the Standard of Care in Mesothelioma?
Drs. Ben Solomon, Leora Horn, & Jack West discuss highlights of a French randomized trial that demonstrated a significant survival benefit from addition of Avastin (bevacizumab) to cisplatin/Alimta in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Drs. Ben Solomon, Leora Horn, & Jack West review trial result and implications of ECOG 1505 trial that showed no benefit to addition of Avastin (bevacizumab) to adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage NSCLC.
Dr. Jack West, medical oncologist, reviews evidence in favor of adding Avastin (bevacizumab) to the EGFR inhibitor Tarceva (erlotinib) for patients with lung cancer that harbors an activating EGFR mutation.
A French study presented at ASCO 2015 showed a survival benefit with Avastin (bevacizumab) added to standard chemo, unlike a prior US study. The doctors discuss the influence of this trial and future potential benefits from immunotherapy in mesothelioma.