Med school faculty lead local summit on lung cancer

School of Medicine faculty members led a local summit on advanced non-small cell lung cancer, discussing novel treatments for patients with lung cancer on Dec. 11.

The State of the Science Summit brought together academic and community-based physicians and health care professionals across disciplines from clinical and surgical oncology to hematology.

Janakiraman Subramanian, M.D., M.P.H, assistant professor of medicine and director of thoracic oncology at Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute chaired the event. Additional faculty members J. Russell Davis, M.D., cinical assistant professor of surgery; Vinay Gupta, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine; Timothy Saettele, M.D., assistant professor of medicine; and internal medicine fellow Brandon Weckbaugh, M.D., made up a panel of expert presenters.

The panel discussed topics such as advances in robotic thoracic lung cancer surgery, bronchoscopies and biopsies, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and emerging biomarkers in NSCLC.

The State of the Science Summit series is sponsored by OncLive, a digital resource for practicing oncologists.