Guneet Walia, PhD, on Central Issues in Lung Cancer Care
2015 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
Guneet Walia, PhD, of the Lung Cancer Foundation, summarizes some key presentations: bridging the quality chasm, patients’ attitudes and physicians’ perceptions on maintenance therapy, and patient advocacy.
Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, summarizes a workshop he conducted on the state of the art in next-generation sequencing of lung cancer (Abstract WS 01.07).
James L. Mulshine, MD, of Rush University Medical Center, discusses the profound challenges of implementing national CT screening to ensure delivery of high-quality, best-practice early lung cancer detection in the target population of tobacco-exposed individuals (Abstract MS 15.01).
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.
Karen Kelly, MD, of the University of California, Davis, summarizes three important papers on NSCLC: expression as a predictive biomarker; pembrolizumab, immune-mediated adverse events, and corticosteroid use; and an evaluation of disease-related symptoms in patients treated with nivolumab or docetaxel (Abstracts ORAL 31.01, 31.02, and 31.03).
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).