Lung Cancer

The Adaura Debate Continues

(MedPage Today) -- In a plenary session at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting, it was reported that adjuvant therapy with osimertinib for patients with EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC...
Related topics: Debate, American Cancer Society, American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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New Guidelines Could Double Number Eligible For Lung Cancer Screening

TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- CT scans have been proven to help spot lung cancer early and save lives. Now, updated expert recommendations could double the number of Americans who are eligible for the yearly screening. The recommendations -- from the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Turning Point Therapeutics Licenses Its Lung Cancer Drug In China

Turning Point Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TPTX) on Tuesday licensed Greater China rights to its tyrosine kinase inhibitor, repotrectinib, to Zai Lab (NASDAQ: ZLAB) for $25 million in cash up front, plus up to  $151 million in development, regulatory and...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Nasdaq

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Medicaid Expansion Contributing To Earlier Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- Among low-income adults, the odds of being diagnosed with metastatic breast, cervical, colorectal, or lung cancers decreased following Medicaid expansion in Ohio, according to a study published online July 6 in...
Related topics: Medicaid, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Progress In Targeted Therapy For Lung Cancer: New Data

Dr Mark Kris explains why he is even more hopeful when it comes to targeted therapy for lung cancer after seeing several trial results presented during this year's virtual ASCO meeting. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Clinical Challenges: Second-line Treatment For Nsclc After Failure Of Immunotherapy

(MedPage Today) -- The advent of effective immunotherapy options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has dramatically changed the treatment of newly diagnosed advanced NSCLC lacking a driver mutation. "I would estimate that over 90% of patients...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Asco Roundtable: Lung Cancer Highlights

(MedPage Today) -- At the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific meeting, over 100 sessions and thousands of abstracts on the latest emerging topics in cancer treatment were presented in an all-online format. MedPage Today...
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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Have You Noticed . . .

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn . . . that the same sort of conservative who regards the mercy killing of a 91-year old man with terminal lung cancer as a moral abomination, brushes off those who worry about healthy 76-year olds dying of Covid-19.....
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Cancer, Oncology

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Racial Disparities Seen In Pet/ct Imaging For Lung Cancer

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 -- Black and Hispanic patients are less likely to undergo guideline-recommended imaging at diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Next-generation Sequencing's Value In Nsclc

(MedPage Today) -- The use of broad-panel, next-generation sequencing (NGS) proved to be more cost-effective than single-gene testing in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study presented during the recent...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Clinical Challenges: Use Of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation In Sclc

(MedPage Today) -- Only a few years ago, prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) would have been considered the standard of care for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) who responded well to front-line treatment, regardless of disease stage...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Shining Light On A Malignant Lung Cancer

Treating a rare type of malignant lung cancer could improve, thanks to near-infrared irradiation and a cancer-targeting compound.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Quitting Smoking Because Of Covid-19? Nicotine Replacement Products May Help Spread Cancer

A new study from Wake Forest School of Medicine finds that nicotine promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain. The coronavirus pandemic provides an excellent reason to quit smoking: Smokers have terrible COVID-19 outcomes. But think...
Related topics: Smoking, Nicotine, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Fda Approves New Option For Small-cell Lung Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The FDA granted accelerated approval for the transcription inhibitor lurbinectedin (Zepzelca) as second-line therapy for metastatic small-cell lung cancer. The approval pertains to patients whose disease...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Science Will Never Be The Same After Covid-19

Scientists, like the rest of us, have abruptly abandoned their plans in the face of coronavirus. Genetically modified mice have enjoyed a rare break from scientific scrutiny, while new vaccines for everything from lung cancer to malaria are now on...
Related topics: Genetics, Vaccines, Cancer, Oncology, Malaria

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Scientists Engineer One Protein To Fight Cancer And Regenerate Neurons

Our lungs, bones, blood vessels and other major organs are made up of cells, and one way our bodies keep us healthy is by using protein messengers known as ligands that bind to receptors on the surfaces of cells to regulate our biological processes....
Related topics: Proteins, Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Neurons

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Srs For Brain Metastases In Small Cell Lung Cancer?

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with brain metastases saw similar if not slightly better survival when treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) compared with standard-of-care whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT),...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology

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Moves And Countermoves: How The Immune System Responds To Lung Cancer’s ‘tactics’

At its very core – cancer is a disease caused by DNA errors. Within tumour cell DNA, there are a multitude of mutations that guide growth and make it difficult for the body to repair or destroy the tumour. But this doesn’t stop the body’s...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, DNA, Genetics

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Tagrisso Could Boost Survival From Lung Cancer Affecting Non-smokers

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 -- The drug Tagrisso could offer hope to patients battling a form of lung cancer that typically hits people with little or no history of smoking, a new trial finds. Taken after surgery to remove the lung tumor, Tagrisso...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Smoking

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Lilly's Cyramza Gets Fda Approval For First-line Lung Cancer

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Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Astrazeneca

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