The 2012 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology will offer valuable information on the multidisciplinary treatment approach for thoracic malignancies. This multidisciplinary meeting will promote interaction between the surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology disciplines to achieve the best possible outcome for thoracic cancer patients. The meeting will also bring together physician specialists from around the world for interdisciplinary discussions on the latest research and state-of-the-art care for thoracic cancers.
Speakers will address a variety of strategies to treat lung and esophageal cancer, malignant mesothelioma and metastatic cancers of the chest. In addition, the symposium will highlight the translation of novel clinically significant discoveries into clinical practice. Other educational topics to be discussed include the relation of molecular diagnoses, pathology and the clinical significance of targeted therapies in molecularly defined patient subpopulations for clinical trials and clinical practice.