The Changing Face of Pretreatment Nodal Staging for Patients with Lung Cancer

Event dates

7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT

The Changing Face of Pretreatment Nodal Staging for Patients with Lung Cancer

Procedures to evaluate lymph nodes before lung cancer therapy, including endobronchial guided nodal aspiration and mediastinoscopy, can help diagnose and stage the patient effectively. Research findings demonstrate, however, that these procedures are underutilized overall or employed in a highly variable fashion. New advances have enabled us to rethink how we implement pretreatment nodal staging in clinical practice—with opportunities to establish a diagnosis, stage the patient, and acquire sufficient tissue for comprehensive biomarker testing. In this STS webinar, an expert panel of pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons discuss how pretreatment nodal staging can evolve.

This webinar is supported by AstraZeneca. 


Moderators

 

Janet P. Edwards, MD, MPH
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
Farhood Farjah, MD, MPH     
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Panelists

Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD   
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Anne V. Gonzalez, MD, MSc
Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre 
Montreal, QC, Canada
Moishe A. Liberman, MD, PhD
University of Montreal Health Centre
Montreal, QC, Canada
Catherine R. Sears, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN