Jack West, MD, President and CEO of GRACE provides updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this recent video, Dr. West discusses PDL1 as a biomarker for second line.
Jack West, MD, President and CEO of GRACE provides updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this recent video, Dr. West discusses PDL1 as a biomarker for first line.
Dr. Eddie Garon considers the data on immunotherapies for first line treatment of advanced NSCLC and whether we are likely to use these agents instead of or in combination with standard chemotherapy soon.
Drs. Leora Horn, Ben Solomon, & Jack West assess whether clinical factors such as being a never-smoker or having a driver mutation (EGFR, ALK, etc.) reliably predict minimal benefit from immunotherapy agents.
Dr. Eddie Garon, UCLA, reviews the controversial question of whether PD-L1 expression is a reliable enough biomarker to be used to select patients to receive or not receive immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy in lung cancer.
Drs. Leora Horn, Ben Solomon, & Jack West consider the factors that might lead us to favor testing for PD-L1 at initial workup of a patient with advanced NSCLC or after progression.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are now becoming approved and commercially available for patients with previously treated advanced NSCLC. Dr. Eddie Garon, medical oncologist at UCLA, summarizes key data and explains their current role in treatment.
Drs. Ben Solomon, Leora Horn, & Jack West consider how valuable testing for PD-L1 expression is in clinical practice and whether it should be integrated in clinical decision making around immunotherapies.
Dr. Heather Wakelee on the Most Promising New Agents and Pathways for Treating Lung Cancer in the Coming Years
Dr. Heather Wakelee from Stanford University presents her view on the most promising emerging targeted therapies and pathways for treating lung cancer in the coming years.
I'm just now returning from the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's "12th Annual Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Conference", which consisted of about 170 very brief talks about several classes of agents, as I described in my last post. Some of these are likely to emerge as viable, truly beneficial therapies for patients; many others will fall by the wayside.