Lorraine Cheryl Pelosof, MD, PhD, on Never-Smokers in NSCLC
2015 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
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).
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.
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, of Washington University, summarizes three important papers: ROVA-T in relapsed and refractory small cell lung cancer, genomic characterization of large-cell neuroendocrine tumors, and the ECOG study on bevacizumab following chemotherapy for resected non–small cell 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.
Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, summarizes efficacy and safety data from studies on crizotinib, brigatinib, and alectinib for ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer (ORAL 33.03, 33.06, 33.07).
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).