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In this issue of Respiratory Reader Fall 2018, David O. Wilson, MD, MPH (pulmonary medicine), reviews current options in lung cancer screening, highlighting the ongoing Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS). Roy Semaan, MD (pulmonary medicine), Jonathan D’Cunha, MD (thoracic surgery), and Bruce Johnson, MD (pulmonary medicine), discuss state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques for patients with lung nodules, including new combined modality image-guided biopsy techniques. We present a new clinical trial, an ongoing chemoprevention trial for high-risk ex-smokers (Dr. Wilson). Olugbenga Okusanya, MD, and Inderpal Sarkaria, MD, FACS (thoracic surgery), present a case of robotic lobectomy, the newest in minimally invasive surgical options for lung cancer patients. Liza Villaruz, MD (medical oncology), presents two cases showing the range of targeted and personalized oncology treatment options currently available for patients with lung cancer.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify diagnostic evaluation of advanced NSCLC, which allows personalization of treatment
  • Identify use of targeted therapies in advanced NSCLC, which improves outcomes in NSCLC
  • Identify use of immunotherapy in advanced NSCLC, which improves outcomes in NSCLC
  • Recognize awareness of available advanced diagnostics in lung cancer
  • Outline current and future technologies for the diagnosis of lung nodules
  • Recognize awareness of future technologies in lung cancer diagnostics
  • Identify knowledge of robotics for pulmonary resection
  • Describe technique for intra-operative imaging in lung surgery
  • Identify appropriate patients eligible for lung cancer screening
  • Explain shared decision making
  • Awareness of Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS)

Disclosures:

Dr. Villaruz has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Merck, BMS, Celgene, Lilly, Genetech, Exelixis, AstraZeneca,

Dr. Sarkaria has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Speaker/Faculty: Intuituve Surgical

Dr. Semaan has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: VERAN Medical Technologies

Dr. D'Cunha has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Okusanya has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Wilson has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Johnson has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

 

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Release Date: 10/12/2018 | Last Modified On: 10/12/2018 | Expires: 10/14/2019

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