GRACEcast
Expert oncologists provide brief, distilled summaries of the most central issues in cancer management and emerging approaches for patients and caregivers. The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is committed to providing the knowledge that will help enable the general public to be informed participants in their own care. Visit cancerGRACE.org for more info.

Drs. Ben Solomon, Leora Horn, & Jack West discuss highlights of a French randomized trial that demonstrated a significant survival benefit from addition of Avastin (bevacizumab) to cisplatin/Alimta in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.


Drs. Ben Solomon, Leora Horn, & Jack West review trial result and implications of ECOG 1505 trial that showed no benefit to addition of Avastin (bevacizumab) to adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage NSCLC.


Dr. Eddie Garon from UCLA Medical Center reviews the general mechanism of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how they can be an effective therapy in lung cancer.


Dr. Greg Riely, medical oncologist from MSKCC, discusses the controversial question of whether patients should continue on an oral EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor after progression.


MSKCC medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely explains the growing value of a repeat biopsy after the development of acquired resistance in patients with an EGFR mutation.


Medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely, MSKCC, summarizes the development of acquired resistance after a good initial response to EGFR inhibitor therapy and the clinical patterns of progression commonly seen.


Dr. Greg Riely, medical oncologist from MSKCC, considers the evidence on whether there are clinically significant differences among the currently available first and second generation oral EGFR inhibitors for patients with an EGFR mutation.


Medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely, MSKCC, discusses evidence for whether there are clinically significant differences among specific EGFR mutations that should lead to differences in management.


Dr. Greg Reily from MSKCC provides an introduction to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), what an EGFR mutation means, and which patients are more likely to have them.


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center medical oncologist Dr. Greg Riely explains how testing for specific mutations in patients with advanced NSCLC can guide prognosis and treatment recommendations.


Dr. Vivek Mehta, radiation oncologist, reviews the basic principles and treatment approach for limited stage small cell lung cancer, which combines chest radiation with concurrent chemotherapy.


Why radiate a perfectly good brain? Dr. Vivek Mehta, radiation oncologist, discusses the possible role for prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for extensive stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) to decrease risk of brain metastases and improve survival.

Direct download: GRACEcast-368_GCVL_LU-GB03_PCI_Extensive_Stage_SCLC.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Radiation to the brain is a component of our treatment of limited stage small cell lung cancer, even with no evidence of cancer there. Dr. Vivek Mehta, radiation oncologist, reviews why we would do such a thing.

Direct download: GRACEcast-367_GCVL_LU-GA02_PCI_Limited_Stage_SCLC.mp4
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Dr. Jack West, medical oncologist, reviews evidence in favor of adding Avastin (bevacizumab) to the EGFR inhibitor Tarceva (erlotinib) for patients with lung cancer that harbors an activating EGFR mutation.

Direct download: GRACEcast-366_GCVL_LU-FB04_Avastin_EGFR_TKI_NSCLC.mp4
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The concept of maintenance therapy for advanced lung cancer has emerged over the past few years. Dr. Jack West, medical oncologist, reviews the concepts behind it and treatment options for patients.

Direct download: GRACEcast-365_GCVL_LU-F11_Maintenance_Therapy_Advanced_NSCLC.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST