This article is the result of a round table discussion held at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) in Geneva in May 2017. Its purpose is to explore and discuss the advances in the knowledge about the biology and treatment of brain metastases originating from non-small cell lung cancer. The authors propose a series of recommendations for research and treatment within the discussed context.
- biology and treatment of brain
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Funding This initiative is sponsored by AstraZeneca through the provision of an unrestricted educational grant. AstraZeneca has had no influence over the content other than a review of the paper for medical accuracy. The participants/authors received an honorarium for their participation from BMJ.
Competing interests MP: Research support from Boehringer-Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Sharp and Dohme and Roche and honoraria for lectures, consultation or advisory board participation from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), CMC Contrast, GlaxoSmithKline, Mundipharma, Roche, AstraZeneca and AbbVie. FW: Research support from Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech and Roche. Honoraria for lectures, consultation and advisory board participation from UCB, Roche and Boehringer Ingelheim. CM: Honoraria from Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim. EM: Research support from AstraZeneca, Merck KGaA, advisory board participation from Merck KGaA. CZ: Honoraria from Ariad, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche and AstraZeneca.
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