Current and Emerging Biomarkers in Lung Cancer Therapy
- New and emerging predictive biomarkers for targeted therapies
- RET fusions
- METex14-skipping mutations
- NTRK fusions
- ROS1 rearrangements
- KRAS mutations
- HER2 mutations
- Predictive biomarkers for immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy
- Tumor mutational burden
Key Strategies for Biomarker Detection
- Best practices for sample collection
- Assays for the detection of gene fusions and mutations
- Laboratory developed
- Commercially available
- Comprehensive molecular profiling assays and methodologies
- Plasma cell–free DNA genomic testing
- PD-L1 testing by IHC
Panel Discussion: Clinical Pearls and Future Directions
Date / Time
Joel W. Neal, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology
Department of Medicine
Stanford Cancer Institute
Palo Alto, California
Lauren Ritterhouse, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Integrated Diagnostics
Assistant Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of learners to assess new and emerging biomarkers and planning individualized treatment for patient with lung cancer.
This program is intended for physicians, pathologists, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with lung cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Assess new and emerging predictive biomarkers to guide therapeutic decisions for patients with lung cancer
- Summarize the available data and expert recommendations to determine which biomarkers should be tested in your patients with lung cancer
- Evaluate the available next-generation sequencing and comprehensive genomic profiling diagnostic assays
- Identify patients eligible to enroll on important ongoing clinical trials based on molecular testing of their tumor
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Physician Continuing Medical Education
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American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification
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