Week Ending November 22, 2021

The Triple Threat Against Lung Cancer: Gifted Clinician, Teacher and Clinical Trialist
“In medicine, we often regard those we hold in highest esteem as being “triple threats,” excelling in the tripartite missions of academic medicine of patient care, teaching and scientific inquiry. The person I am nominating for the Lung Cancer Heroes® award, Dr. Roy H. Decker, embodies these three missions more than anyone I have been blessed to know or work with. He is a lung cancer hero — a “triple threat” in lung radiation oncology as a clinical innovator, teacher and ground-breaking clinical trialist.”

Immunotherapy-Based Regimen Boosts PFS in EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancer
“Four-drug combination also led to higher response rates versus chemo alone. Combining the PD-1 inhibitor sintilimab with a bevacizumab biosimilar and chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) versus chemotherapy alone in patients with EGFR-mutant nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).”

Lung Cancer Strikes Non-Smokers, Too. This Novel Screening Program Aims to Find Out Why.
“In his role as medical director of NYU Langone’s Lung Cancer Center, Abraham Chachoua, MD, has seen significant improvements in the treatment of a dreaded disease once thought of as a death sentence.”

Massachusetts #1 in nation for lung cancer screening, surgery, early diagnosis, report shows
“Massachusetts is the top state in the country for lung cancer screening, early diagnosis and surgery, according to an annual report from the American Lung Association.”

Bassett Cancer Institute Shines a Light on Lung Cancer this November
“Today is Whiteout Wednesday, a virtual event sponsored by Bassett Cancer Institute (BCI) in order raise awareness for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Community members, patients and Bassett employees are wearing white to shine a light on this disease.”

Lung Cancer Awareness Q&A with Therapeutic Radiologist Dr. Thomas Hayman
“As we honor lung awareness month, what do you want our patients and families to pause and remember?”