This free case-based activity includes a crowd-sourced discussion of a 70-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis and no smoking history who presents with cough, shortness of breath and 15 lb. weight loss over 3 months. Chest x-ray revealed a large right-sided pleural effusion and right upper lobe lung mass. Follow up CT scan confirmed a 3 cm right hilar lung mass and large pleural effusion and pleural based tumors.
Originally posted on a forum in the ASCO Connection, users now have the opportunity to claim CME, completion, or participation certificates for completing this activity.
- Explain the standards of care for molecular testing in a patient with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
- Convey the importance performing repeat biopsies in patients with metastatic lung cancer
- Discuss the emerging new targeted therapies for more newly identified mutations, such as BRAF V600E mutations
Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)