#LCSM Chat Topic 6/4/2020: #ASCO20 Roundup for #LungCancer

Please join #LCSM Chat Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 8 pm Eastern time (5 pm Pacific) to discuss the ASCO 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting presentations related to lung cancer. Usually, the ASCO Annual Meeting is held in Chicago, Illinois at the end of May/beginning of June, and attracts over 40,000 attendees from around the world.  Due to social distancing recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCO 2020 is being conducted virtually this year.  The scientific program happened May 29-31, and the educational program will happen August 8-10.  The meeting was FREE to ASCO… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 5/7/2020: #COVID19 testing and #lungcancer: Where we stand today

The COVID-19 pandemic is scary, and the situation continues to evolve.  Lung cancer patients and families may have little understanding of COVID-19 testing or how it may affect patient care.  And there is plenty of confusion out there! For our next chat, “COVID-19 testing and lung cancer: Where we stand today,” we will discuss these concerns with pulmonary pathologists and molecular pathologists, who are on the cutting edge of COVID-19 test development and use. Please join #LCSM Chat Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 8 pm Eastern time (5 pm Pacific) to discuss… 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