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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

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

Two-Drug Immunotherapy Deemed Safe for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Moffitt Study Shows (June 6, 2016)

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents approximately 14 percent of all types of lung cancer. Many patients with SCLC respond to initial chemotherapy; however, they eventually relapse and develop progressive disease that has no effective treatment options.... Continue Reading

NFCR-Support Research Finds New Way to Combat Resistant Lung Cancer (February 11, 2015)

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new platform that can rapidly identify effective drug combinations for lung cancer patients whose tumors have stopped responding to targeted therapy. The research, which was supported... Continue Reading

Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer: The Lung-MAP Trial (January 13, 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

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 12, 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

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 7, 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

Chest Radiation Improves Survival in Extended-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (November 4, 2014)

The results of a recently reported clinical study at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Francisco demonstrate that thoracic radiation improves survival and reduces cancer recurrence when added to prophylactic... Continue Reading

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

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

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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

NFCR-Support Research Finds New Way to Combat Resistant Lung Cancer (February 11, 2015)

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new platform that can rapidly identify effective drug combinations for lung cancer patients whose tumors have stopped responding to targeted therapy. The research, which was supported... Continue Reading

Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer: The Lung-MAP Trial (January 13, 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

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 7, 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

Chest Radiation Improves Survival in Extended-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (November 4, 2014)

The results of a recently reported clinical study at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Francisco demonstrate that thoracic radiation improves survival and reduces cancer recurrence when added to prophylactic... Continue Reading

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Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 12, 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

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 7, 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

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation May Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 14, 2011)

Radiation to the brain prior to detectable spread of cancer to the brain improved survival in patients with both early- and late-stage small cell lung cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Clinical... Continue Reading

Most Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer Keep Their Jobs (April 14, 2010)

Among people diagnosed with nonmetastatic lung or colorectal cancer, the majority return to work, according to a study recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Those who do leave the workforce tend to have worse prognoses and lower socioeconomic... Continue Reading

Smoking Cessation After Lung Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival (February 11, 2010)

Quitting smoking after a diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death. These results were published in the British Medical Journal. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with... Continue Reading

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Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer: The Lung-MAP Trial (January 13, 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

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 7, 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

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer (November 28, 2012)

Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Thoracic... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 6, 2009)

As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated lung cancer information... 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

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

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer (June 26, 2012)

Diesel exhaust is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a press release issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The announcement came after a group of international experts gathered for a weeklong meeting to review the... Continue Reading

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