Presentations on ROS1+ Cancer at IASLC #WCLC2018


Members of The ROS1ders will be attending The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) annual World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Toronto, Canada, September 23-26, 2018.  The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #WCLC2018. Presentations that will mention ROS1+ cancer are listed below.  The abstract book containing these and other WCLC … Continue reading Presentations on ROS1+ Cancer at IASLC #WCLC2018

The value of oncogene-focused patient-caregiver groups


Thanks to Dr. H. Jack West for the shout-out to our ros1cancer.com website and our page Drugs to Treat ROS1+ Cancer! Time to highlight that we are now in an era when pts w/rare cancers are increasingly likely to know more than docs, even very good ones, about their dzs. This @ros1cancer page on Drugs … Continue reading The value of oncogene-focused patient-caregiver groups

Should we combine TKIs and immunotherapy?


Some researchers think combining immunotherapy and certain targeted therapies called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be too toxic for patients. This Phase 1/2 study supports that idea. It combined nivolumab and full-dose crizotinib in ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer, and was discontinued for safety reasons when 38% of the first 13 patients developed liver problems … Continue reading Should we combine TKIs and immunotherapy?

ROS1+ lung cancer patients in United Kingdom: we need your help!


To all ROS1+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in the United Kingdom (UK): Please help advocate for coverage of crizotinib (Xalkori) for ROS1+ NSCLC through the UK’s national health system.  The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is putting together a submission on behalf of ROS1+ patients, and they are looking for patient experience quotes, preferably from the … Continue reading ROS1+ lung cancer patients in United Kingdom: we need your help!

IASLC Webinar 2018-02-06: Treatment Strategies for ROS1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


This event is produced by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).  For more information and to register for the webinar, visit IASLC’s webinar registration page. If you are unable to participate in the webinar in real time, you can view the video on IASLC’s webinar page a few days after the webinar concludes.