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.

Dr. Benjamin Levy, Mount Sinai Health Systems, compares zoledronic acid and denosumab, two agents used for treatment of bone metastases in lung cancer.


Dr. Benjamin Levy, Mount Sinai Health Systems, explains how the rate of progression of a patient's cancer may affect treatment choices.


Dr. Benjamin Levy, Mount Sinai Health Systems, discusses platinum-based chemotherapy as the standard of care for advanced NSCLC patients without targetable genetic mutations.

Direct download: GRACEcast-502_GCVL_LU_Platinum_Doublets_First_Line_Treatment.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Dr. Benjamin Levy, Mount Sinai Health Systems, lists the goals of treating advanced NSCLC and the methods used to achieve those goals.

Direct download: GRACEcast-501_GCVL_LU_Goals_Treating_Advanced_NSCLC.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 7:16pm PST

Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, compares traditional open thoracotomy with video-assisted thorascopic surgery, highlighting the advantages of the newer approach.


Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, defines the concept of mediastinal node sterilization and its use after neoadjuvant therapy.


Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, describes the sleeve resection and how it can help selected patients with large tumors retain lung function.

Direct download: GRACEcast-498_GCVL_LU_Sleeve_Resection_Defined.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, describes the mediastinoscopy and its use in lung cancer staging.

Direct download: GRACEcast-497_GCVL_LU_Mediastinoscopy_Defined.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, details the methods thoracic surgeons use to assess a patient's fitness for surgery.


Dr. David Harpole, Duke University Medical Center, describes how he assists patients with the surgical decision-making process.


Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, addresses the issue of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in locally advanced NSCLC.

Direct download: GRACEcast-494_GCVL_LU_Role_PCI_Locally_Advanced_NSCLC.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, discusses the possible role of immunotherapy in locally advanced NSCLC.


Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, lists chemo regiments appropriate for use with radiation in locally advanced NSCLC.


Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, reviews efforts to utilize targeted therapies as consolidation after chemoradiation in locally advanced NSCLC.


Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, considers the use of induction or consolidation chemotherapy for unresectable stage III NSCLC.


Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, discusses the development of chemoradiation as a standard of care for unresectable stage III NSCLC.


Dr. Nasser Hanna, Indiana University Health, describes the factors which determine whether stage III NSCLC is resectable.

Direct download: GRACEcast-488_GCVL_LU_Defining_Stage_III_Unresectable_NSCLC.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 3:49pm PST

Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, details the trends in lung cancer demographics and changes in histology by race and gender.


Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses smoking, asbestos, radon and other risk factors for lung cancer.

Direct download: GRACEcast-486_GCVL_LU_Lung_Cancer_Risk_Factors.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the demographics and epidemiology of lung cancer.

Direct download: GRACEcast-485_GCVL_LU_Lung_Cancer_Demographics_Epidemiology.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the genetic risk (or lack thereof) for lung cancer.

Direct download: GRACEcast-484_GCVL_LU_Significant_Genetic_Lung_Cancer_Risks.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 6:25pm PST

Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, describes the types of situations in which local therapy is appropriate for treating limited acquired resistance.


Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, evaluates a variety of particular systemic treatment agents for possible use in elderly patients.


Dr. Jared Weiss, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the use of single agent vs. doublet chemotherapy in elderly patients.


Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Medical University of South Carolina, describes the steps necessary to work up a lung cancer diagnosis, from initial scan to choice of treatment.

Direct download: GRACEcast-480_GCVL_LU_Lung_Cancer_Workup_Basics.mp4
Category:Lung-Cancer-Video -- posted at: 12:00pm PST