This educational activity has been developed by A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc, with the assistance of several Faculty, who are experts in lung cancer.

This educational activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of patients and caregivers affected by lung cancer. See About Us.

Animation Content Development Faculty

The animation content was developed with expert guidance from:

Dr. Arkadiusz (Arek) Dudek, MD, PhD
Department of Hematology/Oncology
College of Medicine
Medical Director, Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Naomi Fujioka, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Dr. Manish R. Patel, D.O.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Expert Video Faculty

The expert video content was developed with:

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD, MPH
General Surgeon & Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Associate Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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Dr. Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist
Director, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology
Scientific Director, Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science
Senior Physician
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Patient Video Faculty

The patient video content was developed with the assistance of:

Shirley Kern, APRN, CNS, AOCN
Cancer / Oncology Nurse
North Memorial Health Hospital
Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA


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Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

Instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI).

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD, MPH:
No conflict of interest declared which will impact the program content.

Dr. Arkadiusz (Arek) Dudek, MD, PhD:
No conflict of interest declared which will impact the program content.

Dr. Naomi Fujioka, MD, MS:
No conflict of interest declared which will impact the program content.

Dr. Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD:
Declares the following:
Consulting for: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Roche/Genentech, Chugai, Acea Biosciences, Ignyta, LOXO Oncology, ARIAD, Eli Lilly, Araxes. Stock ownership in Gatekeeper Pharmaceuticals.
Research funding from: Astellas, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo, PUMA, Eli Lilly.
Patents, Royalties: LabCorp (Post-marketing royalties from Dana Farber Cancer Institute for EGFR mutations licensed to LabCorp.

Shirley Kern, APRN, CNS, AOCN:
No conflict of interest declared which will impact the program content.

Dr. Manish R. Patel, D.O.:
No conflict of interest declared which will impact the program content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Technical Requirements

You and Lung Cancer – The Animated Lung Cancer Patient is an internet-based educational program available on Mac and PC. Click here to view Technical Requirements.