Lung Cancer Town Meeting | Chicago, IL

For Patients and Care Partners

Getting the Right Testing and the Right Treatment at the Right Time


Saturday, September 10, 2016
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois


An audience of lung cancer patients and care partners joined us at a recent town meeting at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University to hear the latest treatment and research news, management of side effects and symptoms, and tips and resources for care partners and more.

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Will Insurance Companies Cover Molecular Testing for My Lung Cancer?

Pick up tips on stretching your insurance coverage for molecular testing. Lung cancer experts Drs. Ross Camidge and Nisha Mohindra explain.


Can Lung Cancer Patients Have Stereotactic Radiosurgery More Than Once?

Discover the emerging role of stereotactic radiosurgery for lung cancer patients with Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center experts, Drs. Timothy Kruser and David Odell.


Why Do Some Lung Cancer Patients Have Driver Mutations and Others Do Not?

Learn how driver mutations occur and how your doctor can treat you even without an actionable mutation. With Janet Freeman-Daily and Dr. Ross Camidge.


What Is Considered Early Stage Lung Cancer and How Is It Treated?

Lung cancer patient and advocate Janet Freeman-Daily talks to a panel of experts about the various treatment options for early stage lung cancer.


Should I Assemble a Multidisciplinary Team If I Have Lung Cancer?

What is the benefit to a multidisciplinary lung cancer team? Drs. Ross Camidge and David Odell share their expert opinions.


What Bronchoscopic Techniques Diagnose and Stage Lung Cancer?

Discover the difference between mediastinoscopy and bronchoscopy. Janet Freeman-Daily interviews Dr. David Odell of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.


What State-of-the-Art Radiation Therapies Are Helping Lung Cancer Patients?

Top three forms of radiation therapy for lung cancer patients. Janet Freeman-Daily interviews Dr. Timothy Kruser of Lurie Cancer Center.


Can Lung Cancer Patients Be Surgically Downstaged?

Learn the role of a thoracic surgeon from diagnosis to remission. Janet Freeman-Daily interviews Dr. David Odell.


Access to the Right Testing and Treatment at the Right Time in Lung Cancer

Discover the most up-to-date guidelines for lung cancer testing. Dr. Ross Camidge and Janet Daily-Freeman discuss.


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Guest Presenters

Director, Thoracic Oncology Clinical and Clinical Research Programs; Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

Lung Cancer Survivor; Patient Advocate

Stage IV Lung Cancer Survivor; Patient Advocate


Stage IV Lung Cancer Survivor; Patient Advocate

This in-person town meeting was sponsored by the Patient Empowerment Network through educational grants from Helsinn, Genentech and Novartis, with additional funding from LUNGevity Foundation through an educational grant from Pfizer. It was produced by Patient Power in partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and LUNGevity.  

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