Stephen Liu, MD provides updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this recent video, Dr. Liu discusses BRAF V600E As A Target In Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Download the speaker presentations and handouts from the Targeted Therapies Patient Forum in Cleveland at the Taussig Cancer Center on September 16, 2017.
More and more, when people are doing molecular testing on their tumor, they’re not just getting one test and if it’s negative doing another test — that’s called sequential testing, they’re doing lots of tests at the same time — that’s called multiplex testing. There are certain good things about that and certain things which are less than good.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely explains how testing for specific mutations in patients with advanced NSCLC can guide prognosis and treatment recommendations.
A study released at ASCO 2015 showed that the BRAF V600E mutation had a high response rate to combination therapy Tafinlar (dabrafenib) plus Mekinist (trametinib), which led the doctors to agree that BRAF testing in lung cancer should become commonplace.
Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discusses whether or not patients on targeted therapies, such as EGFR inhibitors, should stay on those therapies after their cancers begin to grow again. February 2014.
Dr. Charles Rudin of Memorial Sloan Kettering talks about RAF and other genetic mutations that play a role in the growth of lung cancer. February 2014.
Drs. Ross Camidge and Corey Langer: Which New Targets and Therapies Could We Bring to the Lung Cancer Clinic in the Near Future?
Drs. Ross Camidge and Corey Langer offer their perspectives on the most encouraging emerging targets that could become valuable additions to our lung cancer treatment menu in the next several years.
Recently, I described the rationale for targeting HER2 mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Most of our experience with HER2 targeted therapy comes from studies in breast cancer. Now, I'd like to introduce you to BRAF, another novel target in NSCLC that is a central component in cell signalling, growth, and division.