Dr. Jed Gorden, Swedish Cancer Institute, reviews the lung cancer screening process, including low-dose CT scanning, smoking cessation, follow-up testing and counseling, and describes the potential benefits.
Dr. Ross Camidge, University of Colorado, describes ALK rearrangements and the characteristics of patients who most often have them.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses smoking, asbestos, radon and other risk factors for lung cancer.
Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the demographics and epidemiology of lung cancer.
Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, describes the steps necessary to work up a lung cancer diagnosis, from initial scan to choice of treatment.
Lung Cancer Video Library - Potential Advantages, Disadvantages and Limitations of Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of lung cancer screenings.
The following is the edited transcript and figures from a webinar presentation made by Dr. Heather Wakelee, medical oncologist and Associate Professor at Stanford Cancer Center, on Never-Smokers and Gender Differences in Lung Cancer.
I'll start with the association of lung cancer with smoking.
It's been two and a half years since I described a phase IIB trial of Fotolyn (pralatrexate), a relatively new chemotherapy agent, being compared to Tarceva (erlotinib) in current or ex-smokers with previously treated advanced NSCLC.