RET Positive Patient Portal

Our goal is to enable you to be your own best advocate via content that allows you to have educated conversations with your healthcare provider and, ultimately, improve your health outcomes & quality of life.

Webinar Series

This series will help you gain a better understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape of treatment options for RET driven cancers at initial presentation and when progression occurs.

Vivek Subbiah, MD and Maria E. Cabanillas, MD

Webinar 1
Biomarkers and RET
  • What is optimal testing to identify RET+ cancers?
  • What are the pros/cons of tissue biopsy and liquid biopsy upon diagnosis?
  • What are the cost implications of testing?
  • How long should I wait before starting treatment?

Vivek Subbiah, MD and Justin F. Gainor, MD

Webinar 2
RET Targeting Therapies
  • How do the recently-approved RET-targeting TKIs work?
  • How do these treatments differ from each other and how are they different from immunotherapy and chemotherapy?
  • How should treatment be sequenced in newly diagnosed patients?
  • How are TKIs sequenced with those patients already started on chemotherapy or immunotherapy?
  • What are common side effects of RET TKIs?


Vivek Subbiah, MD and Alexander Drilon, MD

Webinar 3
Resistance and Progression: What Comes Next?
  • How does testing differ upon progression from initial diagnosis?
  • How do treatments vary upon progression? Can I switch RET inhibitors? What about chemo?
  • What is the role for clinical trials upon progression?
  • What is the role of local radiation treatment or percutaneous RFA to localized metastasis?

Meet the Moderators

Aliye Bricker, MD
Founder of

Diagnosed with stage IV RET positive lung cancer in late 2015 in the days after the birth of her second daughter.

Dr. Bricker passed away peacefully on the evening of February 6th after a six-year long battle with Lung Cancer – she was 40 years old. Aliye’s light burned bright, touched many, and was extinguished too soon.

Nicolas Le-Bel
Founder of the @RETpositive twitter feed

Caregiver for his father who was diagnosed with stage IV RET positive lung cancer in early 2020.

“We might have very well missed the crucial RET diagnosis if it wasn’t for the patient education material and cancer support groups out there. Given the fast pace of research, remaining up to date on your own disease is extremely important to make sure you get the best care available.”

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