Lung cancer is the No 1 cause of cancer related death in the United States.

Which is why the whole of this episode is devoted to the latest lung cancer data presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that took place recently in Chicago.

Photo by © ASCO/Todd Buchanan 2015

In the podcast you’ll hear from Dr Jack West (pictured right) a medical oncologist who at the time of recording was at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle (In 2019, Dr West moved to City of Hope in Duarte, California) and Dr Ross Camidge, Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Colorado.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Dr Roy Herbst

Dr Roy Herbst at 2014 SITC annual meeting

“Personalized Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer was the title of an outstanding presentation by Roy Herbst MD PhD, at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).

Following his talk, Dr Herbst kindly shared his thoughts on lung cancer immunotherapy, and his experience of participating in clinical trials of checkpoint inhibitors that target the PD-1 (and it’s ligand PD-L1) cell signaling pathway.