Recent Lung Cancer News

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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 –... Continue Reading

Imfinzi Improves Survival in Stage 3 Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (October 17, 2017)

Immunotherapy could be the new standard of care in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  The novel immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo (nivolumab) are... Continue Reading

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