Jason Day is a professional golfer, member of the PGA Tour and a former No. 1 golfer in the world. Jason’s mom, Dening, sacrificed to help her son achieve his dreams, never giving up. So, when Dening was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, it was so devastating that Jason almost quit golfing – his passion since childhood. But, like his mom who did not give up on her son, Day followed her example, making sure she received a full lung cancer diagnosis, complete with biomarker and mutation testing to help direct her treatment. Dening is now living with lung cancer.
Jason is now part of an initiative launching called the Test It Back campaign, encouraging patients newly diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer to ensure they receive a full diagnosis, inclusive of biomarker testing,
Joining Jason today is Dr. Nicholas Rohs, board certified medical oncologist who specializes in treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital. He graduated with honors from New York Medical College where he was the chapter President of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He then went on to complete both his medical residency and clinical fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals including Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. Dr. Rohs enjoys a busy clinic practice as well as actively participating in medical education and community outreach. He is co-chair of two thoracic tumor boards, a Cancer Liaison Physician for the Committee on Cancer, and participates in multiple different clinical trials. His research interests include targeted therapies, immunotherapy, liquid biopsies, and lung cancer screening.
Our next guests today are Dr. Julie Philley, The University of Texas Health, and Philip Leitman, President, NTM Info and Research, Inc. (NTMir). Dr. Philley and Philip Leitman will be educating us on NTM lung. To spotlight this serious and often overlooked condition, Dr. Julie Philley, The University of Texas Health, and Philip Leitman, President, NTM Info and Research, Inc. (NTMir), will share their experiences with, and perspectives on, NTM lung disease. Dr. Philley and Philip Leitman will be educating your viewers on NTM lung.Winter may trigger peak cold and flu season, but symptoms, such as coughing and fatigue, could be a sign of something else.