Factors That Determine the Right Lung Cancer Treatment
Many patients with lung cancer have heard terms like "targeted therapy" or have had mutation testing done to help determine whether they have an "actionable driver mutation." This video series with lung cancer experts Edward S. Kim, MD and Mark A. Socinski, MD, was produced to educate our viewers on mutation testing, lung cancer treatment options, and on what to expect in the clinic.
▼ Episode 1 Major Subtypes of NSCLC
Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, explain how small cell and non-small-cell lung cancer differ and highlight the 3 major subtypes of non-small-cell lung cancer.
Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, discuss the types of testing procedures often used to help determine a lung cancer prognosis and explain how the results help oncologists make treatment recommendations.
► Episode 4 Mutations and Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer
Following a discussion on the role of molecular testing and potential link between certain genetic mutations to the development of certain types of lung cancer, Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, define targeted therapy as a treatment option for appropriate patients.
► Episode 5 Questions to Ask Your Lung Cancer Doctor
Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, comment on the value of collaboration between a patient and his or her oncologist, and provide suggestions to help newly diagnosed patients take a proactive role in managing their journey.
In this segment, Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, remind patients that not all who are diagnosed with lung cancer will carry a genetic mutation potentially linked to the disease. In situations where no marker is present, and targeted treatment may not be appropriate, Dr Kim suggests chemotherapy as a treatment option and advises patients on how to proceed forward.
Mark A. Socinski, MD, provides an overview of advances in chemotherapy treatment for nonsquamous, non–small cell lung cancer and highlights the side effects that are most commonly associated with certain regimens.
► Episode 9 Considerations When Deciding on a Lung Cancer Treatment
With various options available for the management of lung cancer, Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, reveal how oncologists make treatment recommendations for appropriate patients and monitor for adverse events.
► Episode 10 What to Expect in the Lung Cancer Clinic
To help patients understand the protocol for being treated with chemotherapy, Edward S. Kim, MD, and Mark A. Socinski, MD, provide an overview of the treatment process and highlight the team of healthcare professionals that play a role in managing a patient through therapy.