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Marlene

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Hi all,

I am a few months into my Tarceva treatment - Stage IV -EFGR mutation. So far, so good, but I want to be prepared for when it stops working (hopefully not for a long time.) My doctors may very well have the best next step, but I would like to get a second and third opinion on courses of treatment. If anyone would have ideas on doctors and hospitals, it would be this support community. Thanks for any feedback.

Joy and a peaceful mind,

Marlene

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Marlene

I would definitely consult research hospitals and comprehensive cancer centers. They will be at the forefront of research and have experience with gene mutations, targeted therapies and clinical trials.

I tend to work backwards from the science. I see who's doing cutting edge research, then see which hospitals they practice at. Those would be the best hospitals, in my personal opinion, to evaluate for second opinions.

You can look at the researchers we've funded and start from there. http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageSe ... r_Profiles

Good luck and please keep us posted!

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I'm with Katie on this one for sure-teaching hospitals -university facilities - seem to be the most forward in terms of the latest treatments, clinical trials, etc. I got great care and results at a university hospital.

Cindy

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