CancerConnect partnered with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a lung cancer expert, David M. Jackman, MD, who answered questions and relayed important information about lung cancer on June 26-27, 2013.
Dr. Jackman is a thoracic oncologist in the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber. Dr. Jackman focuses on lung cancer and mesothelioma. His clinical research interests include evaluating how to predict responses to targeted therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Click here for Dr. Jackman’s bio.
While there are more than a dozen different kinds of lung cancer, the two main types of lung cancer are non small cell and small cell, which together account for more than 90% of all lung cancers. Understanding treatment options, the role of different doctors specializing in the treatment of lung cancer, and how and when to access new and innovative cancer treatment options available through clinical trials is essential in order to achieve the best outcome from cancer treatment.
Dr. Jackman was a guest moderator on CancerConnect, a leading social media website for cancer patients and caregivers seeking information and support. Dr. Jackman’s answers to your questions are available here in the lung cancer community. Dr. Jackman discussed many lung cancer topics including the following:
- Questions about Immunotherapy
- Question about treatment with navelbine
- Screening for lung cancer
- Investigative drugs for Stage IV NSCLC
- Question about EGFR testing
- CO-1686 for EGFR mutation patients
- Treatment and infection
- Suspicious lung nodule
- Question about Progression
- Question about Avastin
- Immunotherapy and other clinical trials
- Treatment of SCLC
- Question about treatment for limited stage SCLC
- Question about Staging
- Question about debulking in advanced disease
- Bone Scans
- Follow up scans
Thank you Dr. Jackman and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for making the Guest Moderator Session possible.
*The Ask the Expert Guest Moderator is not intended to be a substitute for healthcare professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding your health.
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