In spite of the available evidence supporting the critical need for molecular testing to help determine which treatment is best for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, better strategies are needed to change how and when molecular testing occurs in the diagnostic journey. To help overcome this challenge as well as the challenges related to the initiation and sequencing of treatment with immunotherapies and TKIs in patients with lung cancer, Drs. Mark A. Socinski and Tarek M. Mekhail sit down together to dive into the latest insights from the 2019 ESMO Asia Congress.
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Tarek M. Mekhail, MD, MSC, FRCSI, FRCSEd
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca, BMS, Merck, Roche, Takeda
Mark A. Socinski, MD
Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, BMS, Bayer, Genentech, Guardant Health, Novartis
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Molecular Partners, Spectrum
- Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
- Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
- Nick Lombardi has ownership interest with Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
- Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP has nothing to disclose.
- William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify appropriate first-line molecular testing in NSCLC that can be used to impact treatment selection.
- Evaluate evidence from clinical trials on the effectiveness and safety of approved and emerging ALK-, EGFR-, and ROS1-therapies regarding current treatment paradigms.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists and oncology nurses.
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