Lung Cancer (BRAF Mutation): Molecular Oncology Tumor Boards

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Competencies Addressed
Medical Knowledge (ACGME, AAPA)
Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention, and Treatment (ONS)