#LCSM Chat Topic 10/01/2020: Crazy year, crazy progress–#lungcancer at #ESMO20

Without a doubt, 2020 has been overwhelming for many reasons.  Perhaps lost among the bigger news cycles of #COVID19, the presidential race, and now the Supreme Court, has been the staggering progress that has been made in #LungCancer through the year.  There has been a remarkable run of FDA approvals, including drugs for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with RET rearrangements and MET exon 14 mutations, new first line therapies for NSCLC with EGFR mutations and ALK rearrangements, and new first line immunotherapy options for a variety of lung cancer scenarios.  This… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 9/3/2020: Is #Cancer Advocacy for Everyone?

The September 3 #LCSM Chat will tackle the issue of making time for cancer advocacy. Most media outlets shared that “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer last week at age 43. He kept his illness a secret, and managed to complete several major film projects while dealing with surgeries and chemotherapy sessions.  While such a high-profile entertainer might have made a powerful colon cancer advocate, his choice to keep working as an actor has had (and continues to have) a positive impact on millions of lives internationally. It’s hard… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 4/2/2020: #COVID19 and #LungCancer

It seems that the world has turned upside down.  At the time I write this, there have been almost 550,00 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the world and over 85,000 in the US.  Here in New York City there have been over 23,000 cases and 365 deaths as of March 27th (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html). The pandemic has placed enormous stress on our health care delivery system.  For lung cancer patients, it has affected healthcare providers’ ability to perform tests and radiologic procedures; provide timely diagnosis, staging, and care for early stage patients; and, in… Read More