2020 Meeting Revamp

Perspectives in Thoracic Oncology recently underwent a rebranding. The meeting’s new name, Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology, comes with a fresh agenda, based on EGFR, ROS1, ALK, KRAS/BRAF, and other emerging biomarkers. The content will be geared towards providing practical considerations for the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and new immuno-oncology combination therapies.

The change comes on the heels of advances in treatment options, making a one-size fits all approach, no longer the best path for today’s lung cancer patient. Out-dated, cookie-cutter treatment methods remain the focus of many of today’s CME conferences, but Personalized Therapies in Thoracic Oncology goes beyond the basics and covers the life-saving options that come into play when these traditional approaches just aren’t cutting it. 

The 2-day meeting, which expanded its presence into the west coast for the first time in 2019, will be hosted in two locations this fall. The first edition, taking place October 2-3 in Brooklyn, New York, will be chaired by Dr. Corey Langer, MD, Director of Thoracic Oncology, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 

Just over a month later, November 20-21, Dr. Langer will join Co-Chair, Edward Garon, MD, Medical Director Thoracic Oncology Program, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA, to host the identical, California version of the event. Both chairs look forward to a stimulating discussion:

“There has been immense change in the management of thoracic malignancies over the last decade. Rather than a one-size fits all approach to the management of these diseases, we have come closer to personalizing therapy for individual patients. With that change, comes a newfound need for data on how to manage lung cancer patients with this more personalized approach,” said Garon, when asked to comment on the intention behind the meeting’s makeover.

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