Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti with the Cleveland Clinic joined GRACE to discuss updates to our Lung Cancer Video Library. In this video, Dr. Velcheti discusses gilotrif/afatanib in squamous non small cell lung cancer.
- 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. Nathan Pennell, Cleveland Clinic, describes treatment of NSCLC patients with HER2 mutations using agents such as Gilotrif or Herceptin.
Dr. Nathan Pennell, Cleveland Clinic, describes other options for treatment of acquired resistance, including chemotherapy, ablation with SBRT and a combination of Gilotrif and Erbitux.
Dr. Nathan Pennell, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the concept of acquired resistance and new agents designed to address it, including Rociletinib and Merelitinib.
Dr. Nathan Pennell, Cleveland Clinic, reviews the available trial evidence for the use of targeted therapies in the post-operative/adjuvant setting.
Fast forward 1.5 years, and we now have the early results of LUX-Lung-7, and they show that these EGFR TKIs are not completely interchangeable...
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.