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

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

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

The Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 6, 2017)

Treatment options for advanced NSCLC fit into 3 main categories… Targeted Therapy – we test lung cancer for specific mutations to see if we have an appropriate targeted medication. Immunotherapy – if targeted therapy is not an option immunotherapy... Continue Reading

Alcensa Precision Medicine Approved for (ALK) Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (November 13, 2017)

The Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to Alcensa (alectinib), for treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as detected by an FDA-approved test. In December... Continue Reading

Alecensa Appears Superior to Xalkori in ALK positive NSCLC Involving the Brain (September 21, 2017)

The results from two separate clinical studies comparing Alecensa® (alectinib) to Xalkori (crizotinib) presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology in Madrid demonstrate that Alecensa®  s superior in treating non small cell lung caner (NSCLC)... Continue Reading

FDA grants regular approval to dabrafenib and trametinib combination for metastatic NSCLC with BRAF V600E mutation (June 26, 2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approvals to Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib) administered in combination for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with BRAF V600E mutation as detected by... Continue Reading

Alecensa Superior to Xalkori in Treatment of Lung Cancer (June 12, 2017)

Alecensa (alectinib) halted the spread of lung cancer for a median of 15 months longer than treatment with rival Xalkori (crizotinib) with fewer side effects, according to trial results presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual... Continue Reading

Radiation Therapy can Enhance Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in People With Advanced Lung Cancer (June 2, 2017)

UCLA RESEARCH ALERT FINDINGS A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumb)  can be more effective in improving survival in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if they have previously... Continue Reading

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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 Approved for First-Line Treatment of Select Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (October 25, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) as a first-line treatment options for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express high levels of PD-L1 without EGFR or ALK mutations. PD-1... Continue Reading

Tecentriq® Improves NSCLC Survival Compared to Chemotherapy Regardless of PD-L1 Status (October 25, 2016)

Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) improves the outcomes of individuals with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) according to the results of a pivotal clinical trial presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Annual Meeting this... Continue Reading

Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Fails to Benefit Most Patients with Lung Cancer (September 13, 2016)

Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) provides “little additional clinically significant benefit” for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases, according to doctors performing the first large-scale randomized controlled... Continue Reading

First Targeted Therapy Shows Promise in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 7, 2016)

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for approximately 20–25% of all lung cancers. SCLC is an aggressive and fast-growing type of cancer that is very responsive to chemotherapy. However, although initial anticancer responses to chemotherapy may be... Continue Reading

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Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Scan May Lead to Overdiagnosis (December 26, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scan may lead to overdiagnosis, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. The disease... Continue Reading

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals (August 23, 2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related deaths. This is a grade B draft recommendation. Lung... Continue Reading

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (April 24, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Newly Menopausal Women May Carry More Benefit Than Risk (October 26, 2012)

Hormone replacement therapy for newly menopausal women may not be as risky as once believed, according to the results of a study presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Florida in October 2012.[1] In fact,... Continue Reading

Female Lung Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Some Areas (July 3, 2012)

Lung cancer deaths are on the rise among young and middle-aged white women, mainly in the South and the Midwest, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and... Continue Reading

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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

Tecentriq® Improves NSCLC Survival Compared to Chemotherapy Regardless of PD-L1 Status (October 25, 2016)

Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) improves the outcomes of individuals with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) according to the results of a pivotal clinical trial presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Annual Meeting this... Continue Reading

Immunotherapy May Become New Standard of Care in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (October 19, 2016)

Researchers presented full results of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo® (nivolumab) in previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at the European Society for Medical Oncology annual meeting in Copenhagen. An additional study... Continue Reading

Opdivo® Receives Expanded Approval for an Additional Type of Lung Cancer (October 19, 2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of Opdivo® (nivolumab) for the treatment of non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer, is divided into... Continue Reading

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The ALCHEMIST Lung Cancer Trials (January 14, 2015)

The cancer research community is moving forward in its efforts find more effective treatment for patients with lung cancer. Current clinical trials are taking innovative approaches to how therapies for both advanced and early-stage lung cancers are studied.... Continue Reading

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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

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

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

Keytruda Approved for First-Line Treatment of Select Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (October 25, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) as a first-line treatment options for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express high levels of PD-L1 without EGFR or ALK mutations. PD-1... Continue Reading

Tecentriq® Improves NSCLC Survival Compared to Chemotherapy Regardless of PD-L1 Status (October 25, 2016)

Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) improves the outcomes of individuals with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) according to the results of a pivotal clinical trial presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Annual Meeting this... Continue Reading

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