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We invite you to share this lung cancer survey with your patients to help us understand their views on lung cancer biomarker testing and its impact on treatment. Once the survey is complete, we will publish the findings to help HCPs assess the level of understanding about biomarker testing among patients and caregivers, identify knowledge gaps, and find ways to educate and support this patient group.

 

What to do

Direct your patients to this webpage or simply download the survey poster from the 'Downloads' tab to share it yourself.

 

  • Display the poster on your clinic waiting room notice board and at the check-in desk
  • Inform your patients of the survey during consultations
  • Make the MDT aware of the survey so that they can refer patients when appropriate

 

Once your patient has the poster, they scan the QR code and are taken immediately to the online survey, which is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and traditional Chinese.

Educational objectives

  • To define the level of awareness and understanding of biomarker testing amongst patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and their caregivers to identify the areas where additional education/support from healthcare professionals is required to improve the shared decision-making process

Prof. Rolfo is the Associate Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Thoracic Oncology, Tisch Cancer Institute in Mount Sinai System . In addition, he is Professor of Medicine at the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA. From April 2018 to May 2021 he was serving as Director of Thoracic Medical Oncology and Director of Early Clinical Trials at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC), in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. In addition, he was appointed Professor of Medicine at the Division of Oncology at Maryland University, School of Medicine. Prof. Rolfo is Medical Oncologist focused in Thoracic Oncology, Drug Development and Translational Oncology. From 2012 to March 2018 he was working as Director of the Phase I - Early Clinical Trials Unit, Director of the Clinical Trials Management Program at Antwerp University Hospital, and Senior Staff member of Thoracic Oncology Cluster at Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. In addition he is Professor of Oncology at Antwerp University in the Center for Oncological Research (CORE) in Antwerp, Belgium, Professor Rolfo graduated with a degree in medicine from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina in 1996; he then studied at the University of Milan and the National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy, receiving European Oncology Board certification in 2003, followed by Spanish Board Certification in Medical Oncology in 2007. He obtained a PhD and Doctor Europaeus in Clinical and Experimental Oncology Research cum laude from the University of Palermo, Italy in 2009 under the direction of Professor Rosell, and a Master of Business Health Administration from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain in 2010. He worked as clinical researcher in the Spanish Lung Cancer Group in Mallorca, Spain for 8 years. He is actively working on drug development and Lung cancer & Mesothelioma treatment. His research is focused in molecular oncology and Immunotherapy in Thoracic Oncology and in a pan-tumoral approach, using new techniques in liquid biopsies, specifically in exosome isolation and circulating free tumour DNA. His group identify ALK translocation in exosomes in NSCLC patients, showed, for the first time, the videos of labeled EVs uptake by living lung cancer cells. He is currently working in the identification of new biomarkers involved in immunotherapy and TKI drug-resistance. In Drug development Prof. Rolfo contributed to the development of several compounds including Erlotinib, pharmacokinetics of Olaparib, Entrectinib among several drugs in early phase.

Prof. Christian Rolfo has received financial support/sponsorship for research support, consultation, or speaker fees from the following companies:

Archer Dx, AstraZeneca, BMS, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Blueprint, Eisai, Inivata, Guardant Health, MD Serono, Mirati, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.

 

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Prof. Fernando López-Ríos has received financial support/sponsorship for research support, consultation, or speaker fees from the following companies:

AstraZeneca, Bayer, BMS, Lilly, MSD, Pfizer, Roche, Takeda and Thermo Fisher. 

 

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