FDA Listening Session on Molecular Subsets of NSCLC — 21-Jan-2021

The US FDA is hosting a listening session to gather patient perspectives on oncogene-driven lung cancer. Representatives from several biomarker patient groups will speak; I will be speaking on behalf of The ROS1ders. Representatives from the FDA will share ways they are addressing the concerns raised by the patients.

When: Thursday, January 21, 2:30 pm to 4 pm ET.

Where: To receive a link to the event, register free at https://fdaoce.formstack.com/forms/nsclclisteningsession

If you’re unable to attend, you can watch the recording later.

Musings on an Eventful Day: 6-Jan-2021

 

It’s been one heckuva week.

Recent events have prompted me to reflect on pivotal truths I’ve learned during my lifetime:

  • Things will not always be how I want them to be.
  • Each human is unique. No two people have the exact same life experience, interests, and perspectives–not even identical twins.
  • Some people willingly accept a new concept. Some require more explanation or evidence before they’ll believe. And some will never accept.
  • People will rarely change their minds about something that is an essential part of their core beliefs.
  • An event or experience can create a wide range of emotions in different people, or even in the same person.
  • I can’t know precisely what another person is thinking or feeling unless we communicate about it.
  • Some problems are far more complex than I realize.
  • I must save my energies for things I can change, and let the rest go.
  • I cannot control the universe. Not even a little bit. (Cancer taught me this.)

Sometimes the weight of these truths seems overwhelming. When that happens, I try to focus on other truths I’ve learned:

  • Holding on to anger is bad for my health. Let it go.
  • I can choose to be happy.
  • In each day there is always one good thing, however small. 
  • Practice gratitude. Life is a gift.
  • The sun will rise tomorrow. I get to try again.

May we all find our best selves, and, someday soon, learn to live together in peace.

#LCSM Chat Topic 01/07/2021: What are your predictions for the Rx of #LungCancer in 2021?

TODAY! What are your bold predictions for innovations, policy changes, advocacy strategies & anything else in the prevention, detection, treatment of lung cancer & support of our community? Join moderator David Cooke, MD for #LCSM Chat on Twitter! Read more here:

#LCSM Chat Topic 01/07/2021: What are your predictions for the Rx of #LungCancer in 2021?