Lung Cancer News

Overall Health, Not Just Age, is an Important Factor in Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (April 11, 2018)

Younger patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are more likely to receive treatment than older patients, regardless of overall health and prognosis, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer... Continue Reading

Managing Side Effects From EGFR Inhibitors (April 10, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitor drugs are a type of precision cancer medicine commonly used to treat lung, colon, head and neck and other cancers that over express the EGFR.  There are several EGFR inhibitor drugs... Continue Reading

E-cigarettes May Help Adults Switch From Cigarettes but Encourage Smoking in Teens (February 1, 2018)

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS CancerConnect News: E-cigarettes can be highly addictive, and kids who use them are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, concluded a panel of public health experts. A report released this week by the National... Continue Reading

Roswell Park Research Identifies Link between Smoking, Sex Hormones and Lung Cancer (January 29, 2018)

CancerConnect News:  The risk of developing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is higher for women and smokers according to the results of a recent study published by a team of doctors led by Christine Ambrosone, PhD, Chair of Cancer Prevention and Control... Continue Reading

FDA Broadens Gilotrif Indication to Previously Untreated, Metastatic NSCLC with Other Non-Resistant EGFR Mutations (January 24, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Gilotrif®  (afatinib) for a broadened indication in first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have non-resistant... Continue Reading

Keytruda in Combination with Alimta and Platinum Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (January 17, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is the first PD1 Inhibitor to demonstrate improved overall survival when combined with chemotherapy as primary treatment for metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The KEYNOTE-189 clinical... Continue Reading

Tagrisso Improves Progression-free Survival in Asian EGFR-mutated Lung Cancer Patients (January 15, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Tagrisso (osimertinib) improves progression-free survival compared to standard first line therapy in Asian patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 1,2 Lung cancer is the number... Continue Reading

Ulixertinib A First-in-class ERK Inhibitor Shows Early Efficacy in Patients With Advanced Cancers (January 8, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The novel ERK1/2 kinase inhibitor ulixertinib displayed an acceptable safety profile and had clinical activity in patients whose cancers had mutations in the MAPK cell-signaling pathway, according to data from a recent phase 1 clinical... Continue Reading

First Line Combination Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival In Advanced Lung Cancer (January 8, 2018)

A recently reported study confirms that combination therapy using the “checkpoint inhibitor” Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) and chemotherapy as first line treatment for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) improves progression-free... Continue Reading

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives! (January 5, 2018)

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before... Continue Reading

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General Lung Cancer

Many Late Stage Lung Cancer Patients do not Receive Treatment (January 24, 2017)

A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. Based on data between 1998 and 2012 from the National Cancer Database, 21 percent of patients... Continue Reading

Keytruda® Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 27, 2016)

Recently updated findings from the phase 1b KEYNOTE-028 study investigating the use of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) were recently presented at the 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer. Lung cancer remains the leading cause... Continue Reading

Tagrisso®: New Standard of Care for Certain Lung Cancer (December 19, 2016)

Treatment with the targeted agent Tagrisso (osimertinib) significantly delayed cancer progression, and resulted in fewer side effects, than standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer had progressed... Continue Reading

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine (November 8, 2016)

Targeted and more-individualized treatment for NSCLC becomes a reality. Lung cancers used to be diagnosed solely by a visual microscopic examination of tumor tissue and all patients received the same chemotherapy. Now, doctors are personalizing care by... Continue Reading

Precision Medicine Guides NSCLC Cancer Treatment: All Patients Should Undergo Molecular Testing (October 27, 2016)

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the United States, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 75–80% of all lung cancers. Although progress has been made in recent years, the majority of patients with... Continue Reading

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