Heather A. Wakelee, MD, on Results of the E1505 Clinical Trial
2015 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
Heather A. Wakelee, MD, of Stanford University discusses the study that explored the question of whether adding bevacizumab to adjuvant chemotherapy is beneficial in the setting of resected non–small cell lung cancer (Abstract PLEN04.03).
Philip Bonomi, MD, of Rush Medical College, summarizes a debate on two important issues: choosing between surgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in operable NSCLC, and whether or not to use SBRT for nonbiopsied lung nodules (Abstract PC 01).
Jennifer King, PhD, of the Lung Cancer Alliance, gives her perspective on major themes of this year’s meeting: the stigma of lung cancer, the changing face of who is affected, early detection, and advances in immunotherapy.
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).
Everett E. Vokes, MD, of the University of Chicago, summarizes expert views on treating stage IIIA disease: decision-making in selecting patients for surgery; multiple-modality choices; and using induction chemotherapy (Abstract ED10).
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).