Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, on The Lung MAP Clinical Trial
2015 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).