- Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., discusses how advancements in technology have improved the quality, cost and turnaround time for assessing genetic mutations in tumor tissue, and how this has helped to translate precision medicine into standard clinical practice.
Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, defines maintenance therapy in advanced NSCLC and discusses maintenance treatment strategies.
Dr. Heather Wakelee, Stanford University Medical Center, evaluates the lack of evidence for the use of targeted therapies after surgery, and describes ongoing trials attempting to resolve that issue.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, describes the types of situations in which local therapy is appropriate for treating limited acquired resistance.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, evaluates a variety of particular systemic treatment agents for possible use in elderly 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.
Does the Specific EGFR Mutation (Including "Rare" Mutations) Matter When Choosing an Oral EGFR Inhibitor?
Drs. Leora Horn, Ben Solomon, & Jack West discuss the open question of whether there are clinically significant differences among leading EGFR tyrosine kinases based on the specific EGFR mutation to be treated.
MSKCC medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely reviews the optimal first line treatment of patients with an EGFR mutation-positive advanced lung cancer.
Dr. Greg Riely, medical oncologist from MSKCC, discusses the controversial question of whether patients should continue on an oral EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor after progression.
Medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely, MSKCC, summarizes the development of acquired resistance after a good initial response to EGFR inhibitor therapy and the clinical patterns of progression commonly seen.