Non small-cell lung cancer: How to choose the best therapy and reviewing the first virtual ASCO

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Jack West, MD, joins the podcast to discuss how he chooses first-line treatment in new patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Dr. West is an associate clinical professor in medical oncology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif., and a thought leader in thoracic oncology. Dr. West also explores how the COVID-19 pandemic influences treatment approaches, the usefulness of liquid biopsy, and how he weighs the potentially higher risk for COVID-19 complications from checkpoint inhibitors.

Check out Dr. West’s last two appearances on the podcast:


Dr. Henry reported having no financial disclosures relevant to this episode.

Dr. West has a full list of his financial disclosures here.

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David Henry, MD
David Henry, MD, FACP, is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and vice chairman of the department of medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, then completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After 2 years as an attending in the U.S. Air Force, he was drawn to practicing as a hem-onc because of the close patient contact and interaction, and his belief that, win or lose with each patient, one can always make a difference in their care and lives. Follow Dr. Henry on Twitter: @davidhenrymd. Dr. Henry reported being on the advisory board for Amgen, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmacosmos. He reported institutional funding from the National Institutes of Health and FibroGen.