#LCSM Chat Topic 3/5/2020: Expanding Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

Cancer research is necessary if we are to find more durable treatments for all cancers. While research has come a long way, we still have a long way to go in order to establish quality, durable treatments for many diagnosed with advanced/metastatic disease.  Typically research begins, “at the bench” with cell lines and in organoids. Once an idea has shown some promise, it often moves on to testing in animals. When an idea, test or therapeutic shows significant promise, it must move to clinical trials. Clinical trials, allow diagnostic tests, screening methods,… Read More

#LCSM Chat topic 11/17– FB Live Q&A with NCI on Immunotherapy and Clinical Trials

For Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is once again partnering with #LCSM Chat for a special event. During the first half of our November 17 tweetchat, which starts at the usual 8 PM Eastern time (5 PM Pacific), the NCI’s Dr. Shakun Malik (head of thoracic oncology therapeutics) and Janet Freeman-Daily (lung cancer patient/activist and founding member of #LCSM Chat) will have a 30-minute Facebook Live question and answer session on the topic of “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: New Research and Clinical Trials.”  The Facebook Live event will… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 10/23: How can we help new stage IV #lungcancer patients consider 2nd opinions, mutation testing and clinical trials?

Most patients experience a period of stunned disbelief or shock when they hear a diagnosis of “metastatic lung cancer.”  For those who are offered treatment options, the first few months revolve around medical appointments.  Others may only be told to go home and get their affairs in order.  Patients and family members may be in denial, or trying to process what all those dismal survival statistics mean for their future. It might be the first time the patient or a family member has had to confront the possibility of death for themselves… Read More