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The rational for prophylactic cranial irradiation for lung cancer treatment

Howard L. (Jack) West

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What is maintenance therapy in lung cancer and is it for everyone?

Howard L. (Jack) West

Is there benefit to give additional treatment beyond 4-6 cycles of first line therapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (85% of lung cancer in the US)? Watch the video below:

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Health Disparities and Breast Cancer

Patricia L. Dawson

Just as all breast cancers are not alike, the impact of breast cancer is not the same for all women. African American women are less likely to get breast cancer than Caucasian women, but they are about 40% more likely to die of it when they do get it. African American women are also more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age than Caucasian women and to have more advanced cancers at diagnosis.

There appear to be multiple reasons for these disparities - including cultural beliefs / misperceptions about screening and cancer; lack of access to screening; inequities in healthcare delivery and treatment; concerns about being exposed to racism by healthcare institutions; and biological differences in the cancers themselves.

Let’s look at some of these more closely.

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Help! My lung cancer is progressing after a great response on targeted therapy. Now what?

Howard L. (Jack) West

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Is there a role for post-operative chemotherapy in early stage lung cancer?

Howard L. (Jack) West

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Is there an age cap for chemotherapy?

Howard L. (Jack) West

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Redefining Cancer: New Targets and New Treatments

Howard L. (Jack) West

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