At the recent American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in Washington DC, a press conference was held to discuss new treatments and options for people with lung cancer.  In a break with tradition, the briefing was held not only with some of the top researchers in the area including Drs Ed Kim and Roy Herbst from MD Anderson, but the local Georgetown doctor brought a couple of her patients with her to drive home some important messages:

  1. Clinical trials are important to provide access to new medicines
  2. It's a devastating disease
  3. Not all people with lung cancer smoke