On Wednesday, November 16, the American Lung Association will host a virtual program titled, “Lung Cancer Biomarker Testing” featuring Dr. Mark A. Socinski, Executive Medical Director from AdventHealth Cancer Institute. This is part of the Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Patient Meetup on the Go program, which features both live and recorded events to educate patients during Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.
During the event, Dr. Socinski will focus on the importance of testing for biomarkers, how the results can improve your course of treatment, and your Lung Cancer experience. Dr. Socinski is an internationally recognized expert in the development of novel chemotherapy agents and treatment strategies for advanced non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. His research has focused on incorporating personalized medicine and molecular biomarkers in the treatment of lung cancer.
“Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Fortunately, we are seeing improved survival rates thanks to increased awareness of early detection through lung cancer screening and continued advancements in research like biomarker testing,” said Janelle Hom, Executive Director at the Lung Association. “We are honored to have Dr. Socinski featured at this national event to help people living with lung cancer navigate their diagnosis and treatment options with biomarker testing.”
The Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Patient Meetup on the Go program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of lung cancer patients nationwide. The sessions are held live, then recorded and distributed for people to watch on their own time. Sessions are available to view here.
The Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on the Go event with Dr. Socinski is on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET. It will be recorded and distributed afterwards as well. Registration is free, and all are welcome. To get more information and register, click here.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.