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OncLive® Presents State of the Science Summit™: Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
[February 13, 2018]

OncLive® Presents State of the Science Summit™: Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

OncLive®, a leading digital provider of resources and information to oncology professionals, will host the latest State of the Science Summit™ on advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) on at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Memphis, Tennessee. The program will be chaired by Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and chief of the division of hematology/oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, executive director of West Cancer Center, medical director of West Clinic, president and chief medical officer of Vector Oncology, and a member of the National Comprehensive Care Network board of directors.

This educational event encompasses a robust agenda that focuses on biomarkers in NSCLC, use of surgical resection in the era of biomarker-driven therapy, use of radiotherapy, treating side effects of immunotherapy and combination strategies with immunotherapy in front-line treatment.

Distinguished faculty from the Memphis region include:

  • Holger L. Gieschen, M.D., assistant professor in the department of radiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a radiation oncologist at West Cancer Center
  • Heather Greene, an oncology nurse practitioner at West Clinic
  • David C. Portnoy, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Nova Southeastern College of Ostopathic Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and a hematologist and medical oncologist at West Cancer Center
  • David Spigel, M.D., chief scientific officer at Sarah Cannon
  • Ari Vanderwalde, M.D., associate vice chancellor of research and assistant professor in the Division of Hematology/ Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, director of clinical research at West Cancer Center, and chair of the Executive Cancer Council research subcommittee
  • Benny Weksler, M.D., FACS, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Eastridge-Cole Endowed Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

State of the Science Summit™ is a premier conference series hosted by OncLive® with medical experts from across the nation. The series integrates academic and community-based physicians and health care professionals across key disciplines, including medical and surgical oncology and hematology, with the goal to discuss current treatment options.

Registration is free and open to all health care professionals. For more information and to register, visit or contact Allison Cooper at

About OncLive®

A digital platform of resources for practicing oncologists, OncLive® offers oncology professionals information they can use to help provide the best patient care. is the official website for Michael J. Hennessy Associates' Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes OncologyLive®, Oncology Nursing News® and more. Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc. is a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media, including and CURE® magazine, the largest U.S. consumer publication focused entirely on cancer. Combining science and humanity to make cancer understandable, CURE® reaches patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups.

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