Tony Mok, MD, and Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD: Summary of the IASLC Presidential Symposium
2015 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
Tony Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, of University of Colorado Health Science Center discuss the highlights of the featured plenary session, which included the conference’s top four abstracts (Abstract PLEN04).
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).
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.
James R. Jett, MD, of National Jewish Health, discusses his study of the early CDT-Lung biomarker. His hypothesis: When used in combination with low-dose CT in screening of a high-risk population, this biomarker would increase the detection of early-stage lung cancer (Abstract MINI 12.11).
Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the ways in which patients, investigators, and pharmaceutical companies are working together to accelerate research and access to care (Abstract MTE 02.01).
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).