Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers: A Clinical Entity with Increasing Clinical Relevance in Asian-Americans


The purpose of this activity is:
  1. To increase the awareness of the medical profession about lung cancer patients (generally Asian females) who are never-smokers, especially the improved survival outcome for these patients when compared to lung cancer patients in ever-smokers.
  2. To decrease the general nihilism associated with a diagnosis of lung cancer among patients, their families and their care-givers.
Objectives:Upon completion of this presentation, the participants will be able to do the following:
  1. Review the unique epidemiology, clinicopathologic characteristics, and improved survival outcomes of lung cancer patients who are never-smokers.
  2. Describe the distinctive genetic changes in lung cancer patients who are never-smokers.
  3. Discuss emerging therapeutic agents that target specifically lung cancer patients who are never-smokers.
Speaker:Ignatius Ou, M.D., Ph.D.
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Location:Empress Pavilion Restaurant
988 N. Hill Street, #201
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Registration at 6:30PM, Lecture begins at 7:00PM