#LCSM Chat 27-Feb-14: What do cancer patients want from their doctors and online support groups?

The focus for the next #LCSM Chat at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific) on Thursday, February 27, 2014 will be “What do cancer patients want from their doctors and online support groups?” The moderator will be Dr. Jack West. Online cancer support groups can provide a wealth of information and understanding for cancer patients, caregivers, and family members. Many in online forums find expertise and credibility among others who have traveled down the same road. “Expert patients” in these forums can provide an understanding and hope that even the best doctor can’t offer, because… Read More

#LCSM January 30 Chat Preview: Practice-changing Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment

By Dr. H. Jack West On Thursday, January 30th from 8-9 PM ET\5-6 PM PT, we’ll convene for another #LCSM tweet chat, transitioning from the biggest developments from 2013 and look forward into the most promising anticipated developments in 2014.  Specifically, during the hour, we’ll cover what people think might be the leading advances that change the practice of lung cancer treatment in the three main modalities: surgery, radiation and systemic treatment (also including molecular testing and targeting therapies, as well as immunotherapy). We’ll be seeking input from people with expertise in… Read More

Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients (#LCSM Chat 16-Jan-2014)

The next #LCSM Chat will occur on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern).  The subject will be “Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients” moderated by lung cancer patient and advocate Janet Freeman-Daily. Please note this discussion will focus on comfort care provided to a cancer patient at any time after diagnosis–before, during or after active treatment. We will not be discussing hospice. #LCSM has invited several palliative care specialists to participate in this chat.  Confirmed guests include @ctsinclair (Christian Sinclair, MD, #hpm chat co-founder, editor of pallimed.org), and @chatburn… Read More