Segment 3 - Treatment Considerations

The panelists weigh in on the appropriate standards for treating patients with NSCLC.

The panelists weigh in on the appropriate standards for treating patients with NSCLC. These options include radiation, ablation, surgery, and various therapies for the disease.

“The modern surgical techniques have made a major difference. Patients are getting out of the hospital faster, and better shape — fewer complications, fewer morbidities and the consequence of that is if they are candidate for additional treatment after that…they are far better able to tolerate that treatment,” says Dr Langer. He also suggests that surgery must be done right.

“I think there’s a variety of different methods to ablate the tumor ̶ surgery is certainly the foundation of therapy ̶ but particularly for those directing managed care coverage there are other modalities that are very effective in selective settings,” says Dr Peskin.