Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment

http://youtu.be/fqRkz1uXH1k Visit http://www.cancercenter.com/lung-cancer/diagnostics-and-treatments/tab/advanced-treatments/ to learn more about treatment options for lung cancer. Dr. Daniel Nader, National Clinical Director of Pulmonary/Critical Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discusses advances in lung cancer treatment. Advanced treatment options such as stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy can mean faster and more precise treatments that reduce side effects. Genomic testing examines a tumor on a genetic level to find the DNA alterations that are driving the growth of cancer. Immunotherapy is a growing area of cancer treatment that uses the body's own immune system to attack cancer. A new class of immunotherapy drugs work by exposing cancer cells that have been able to hide from the immune system by posing as normal cells.