#LCSM Chat Topic 4-Mar-2021: Liquid Bx—It pays to be vein

Cancer diagnosis for solid tumors has traditionally relied on biopsied tumor tissue. For patients already diagnosed with lung cancer, blood-based liquid biopsies are increasingly being used to look for bits of tumor proteins or DNA that can help identify suitable treatment options. The US FDA has even approved two liquid biopsies that can detect actionable mutations in lung cancer. However, there are several liquid biopsies technologies, and researchers are exploring whether those could be used to answer other questions in the cancer space, such as: Early detection: Is cancer present? If so,… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 4-Feb-2021: “#WCLC20 from the comfort of your own home”

Well, we finally moved on to 2021, only to be thrust seemingly backward to #WCLC20!  The incredible content from #WCLC20 was certainly worth the wait.  Although we didn’t get to experience the meeting live together in Singapore, a new virtual platform brought it all to us in the comfort of our own homes. Several topics discussed at #WCLC20 stood out and deserve a deeper dive within the #LCSM community. There was a great deal of buzz about the TALENT study from Taiwan which looked at lung cancer screening in never or light… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 01/07/2021: What are your predictions for the Rx of #LungCancer in 2021?

As we bring in the New Year, our 8th #LCSM year, the #LCSM Chat on January 7, 2021, at 8 pm Eastern (5 pm Pacific) will be the Nostradamus chat (or Carnac the Magnificent for our colleagues of a certain age). We ask what are your bold predictions for innovations, policy changes, advocacy strategies and anything else in the prevention, detection, treatment of lung cancer and support of the associated community?  Our moderator, your friendly neighborhood thoracic surgeon, David Tom Cooke (@DavidCookeMD) will lead the discussion with these questions, as well as… Read More