Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, and Paul A. Bunn, Jr., MD, on the Highlights of the World Conference on Lung Cancer
2015 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, of the University of Colorado Health Science Center, and Paul A. Bunn, Jr, MD, of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, give their views on the goals and important presentations of the 2015 World Conference on Lung Cancer.
Philip Bonomi, MD, of Rush Medical College, summarizes the findings on anamorelin and its use in advanced NSCLC for improvement in anorexia/cachexia symptoms (Abstracts ORAL 29.01, ORAL 29.02).
Eric Lim, MD, of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, discusses his findings on the nonspecific symptoms of never-smokers, which suggests that imaging could play a more important role in diagnosing these patients at an earlier stage.
William D. Travis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, gives an update on the WHO classification, which is crucial for optimal personalized treatment of lung cancer patients (Abstract PLEN02.01).
Howard Jack West, MD, of the Swedish Cancer Institute, summarizes three important papers: anlotinib as third-line treatment for refractory advanced non–small cell lung cancer; the EGFR exon 20 mutation as a prognostic/predictive biomarker; and EGFR exon 18 mutations as molecular predictors of sensitivity to afatinib or neratinib (Abstracts ORAL 3.01, 3.02, and 3.03).
Lorraine Cheryl Pelosof, MD, PhD, of UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses her study findings, which demonstrate an increasing proportion of never-smokers among patients with non–small cell lung cancer (Abstract ORAL 22.01).