If You Have Lungs, You Can Get Lung Cancer: Patient Navigation, Targeted Treatment, Public Policy, and Clinical Trials
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
This workshop will cover patient navigation, clinical trials, public policy, and radiation therapy in the transition of lung cancer to a treatable disease. Health equity and improving access to multidisciplinary teams, clinical trials, and advanced treatments will be discussed.
Participants will also engage with their local elected officials to receive insight on how to partner together in order to influence change in healthcare.
To identify the role of biomarker testing in transforming lung cancer into a treatable disease
To learn how to navigate through the healthcare system as a patient or caregiver
To understand why health inequities exist in cancer treatment and clinical trials
To describe the process of enrolling in clinical trials
To understand how clinical trials improve treatment outcomes and quality of life