David E. Gerber, MD, and James L. Mulshine, MD, on Bringing Genomic Discovery and Targeted Therapies to Early-Stage Lung Cancer
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
James L. Mulshine, MD, of Rush University Medical Center, and David E. Gerber, MD, of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discuss the ALCHEMIST trial, an NCI initiative to address the role of molecular testing and targeted therapies for earlier-stage lung disease (Abstract TPS7583).
Christopher Sweeney, MBBS, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Howard M. Sandler, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discuss the improvement of overall survival with the use of adjuvant chemotherapy following androgen suppression and radiotherapy (Abstract LBA5002).
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD, of University Hospitals Gasthuisberg/Leuven, and Axel Grothey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discuss the Italian-led study on trastuzumab and lapatinib in HER2-amplified metastatic colorectal as well as other colorectal cancer findings discussed at ASCO (Abstract 3508).
Richard G. Margolese, MD, of McGill University discusses the improvement in breast cancer-free interval with anastrozole vs tamoxifen in patients with DCIS undergoing lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (Abstract LBA500).
Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses two important lymphoma trials presented at ASCO and his views on whether their results are indeed practice-changing (Abstract 8504 and LBA8502).
Jan C. Buckner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic discusses adjuvant whole-brain radiotherapy and the need for initial treatment with radiosurgery and close monitoring to preserve cognitive function in patients with brain metastases (Abstract LBA4).