GRACEcast
Expert oncologists provide brief, distilled summaries of the most central issues in cancer management and emerging approaches for patients and caregivers. The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is committed to providing the knowledge that will help enable the general public to be informed participants in their own care. Visit cancerGRACE.org for more info.

Dr. Nasser Hanna outlines the possible benefits of consolidation chest radiation for small cell lung cancer patients who respond well to chemotherapy.


What puts you at risk for inherited kidney cancer? Dr. Nizar Tannir discusses the signs doctors look for to determine if a kidney cancer patient should be screened for a familial syndrome.


The doctors discuss the circumstances under which small cell lung cancer patients should receive prophylactic cranial irradiation.


NanoString Technology may help doctors learn what is driving tumor growth in kidney cancer patients and, therefore, determine what treatments may be most effective for them.


Dr. Nasser Hanna discusses the SQUIRE trial of the EGFR antibody Necitumumab in patients with squamous lung cancer. Though it achieved a statistical increase in OS, he does not consider it clinically relevant.

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Dr. Daniel Heng is the namesake of the Heng Criteria, which evaluates various factors of kidney cancer patients to determine their prognoses.


The REVEL trial studied 1,200 non-small cell lung cancer patients to see if the drug Cyramza (ramucirumab) improved overall surival. The doctors had mixed feelings about the results.


Dr. Lauren Harshman explains what PD1 (an immune T-cell) and PDL1 (a protein on the PD1 T-cell) are and how new drugs impact them to fight kidney cancer.


The doctors discuss the new FDA-approved drug for ALK positive lung cancer patients, Zykadia (ceritinib), including the dosage level, potential side effects and the ability of Zykadia to impact brain metastases.


Drugs in early stage clinical trials seem to show benefit for non-clear cell kidney cancer, but more trials must take place and patients are desperately needed to enroll in them.