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David Spigel, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, reviews how he discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages waiting on molecular marker results and sometimes seeking additional tissue in patients with advanced NSCLC.

Dr. Sarah Goldberg, from Yale Cancer Center, offers her insights on how to approach a patient with gradual progression in a single site, especially in the brain, or more multifocal progression after a good initial response to a targeted agent.

Dr. Lecia Sequist of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the concept of multiplex next generation sequencing and how it could change molecular oncology.

Dr. Rosalyn Juergens, McMaster University, addresses the question of whether to obtain molecular marker results in patients with early stage lung cancer and what to do with that information if it is available for potential use in the adjuvant setting.

Dr. Greg Riely, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering, reviews his thought process in recommending a repeat biopsy at initial diagnosis or after progression for patients with advanced lung cancer.

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Drs. Ross Camidge and Corey Langer give their views on more widespread availability of new mutation tests.

Dr. Sumanta (Monty) Pal reviews the current role of chemotherapy in the treatment of kidney cancer.

Dr. Phil Bonomi, from Rush University, provides his perspective on the likelihood that molecular oncology principles and targeted therapies will become more broadly applicable for patients with squamous and other lung cancer subtypes.

Dr. Karen Kelly of the University of California, Davis, provides her view on the targeted therapy approaches most likely to become clinically useful in lung cancer over the next several years.

Dr. David Spigel from Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville, TN expresses his practice pattern for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who would need a repeat biopsy to obtain sufficient tissue to perform molecular marker testing.