#LCSM Chat 9/17 8pm ET: Surgery or Radiation for Early Staged, Operable Lung Cancer: Which Road Should I Take?

Surgery or Radiation for Early Staged, Operable Lung Cancer: Which Road Should I Take? By guest host Mara B. Antonoff, MD, and host David Tom Cooke, MD As a newly established group in the world of health care social media, the Thoracic Surgery Social Media Network (#TSSMN, @tssmn) is thrilled for the opportunity to cohost our first Tweet chat with #LCSM Chat. We are delighted at this collaboration, bringing together a number of key stakeholders in lung cancer and thoracic surgery, for an important discussion regarding the roles of surgical resection and… Read More

Special #LCSM Chat 3/19 starting ~10 AM PDT: Patient’s Experience of Lung Cancer Surgery via Live Tweets

On March 19th, 2015, starting around 10AM PT, UC Davis will be using #LCSM and #UCDVATS hashtags to live tweet the experience of a patient undergoing minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer.  David Tom Cooke, MD, FACS, (@DavidCookeMD) , head of University of California at Davis Thoracic Surgery and #LCSM Co-Founder, explains why: “Is there a cure for lung cancer?” I hear this question often.  Many of you know that lung cancer has a five-year survival rate of around 15%.  One reason this rate is so low is because lung cancer patients are rarely… Read More