#LCSM Chat Topic 4/6: Who Needs Research Anyway: How Have You Been Impacted by Lung Cancer Research?
Our topic for the next #LCSM Chat on Thursday, April 6th at 5 PM Pacific/ 8 PM Eastern is “Who Needs Research Anyway: How Have You Been Impacted by Lung Cancer Research?” The moderator for this chat is Dr. David Tom Cooke (@DavidCookeMD) In its most recent budget outline, the Trump administration is looking to propose an 18% cut to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH; @NIH) $31.7 billion budget (#trumpbudget). In addition to this funding cut, the Trump administration proposes to 1) reorganize the current NIH institute structure and 2)… Read More
Upcoming #LCSM Chat, Thursday, March 27 at 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET: Should All Targeted Rx Lung Cancer Trials be Biomarker-Selective?
ASCO, the American Society for Clinical Oncology, is promoting a new principle that targeted therapies should be used only in targeted patients, as part of a general trend that we need to move away from trials that test new non-chemotherapy agents in a broad population. Meanwhile, we’ve just recently seen a few high profile negative trials in the last few weeks, such as the large phase III METLung trial of “METMAb” or onartuzumab, the monoclonal antibody against the target MET (mesenchymal epithelial transition), combined with Tarceva (erlotinib), and also the MAGE-A3 vaccine… Read More