Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell

FDA Broadens Gilotrif Indication to Previously Untreated, Metastatic NSCLC with Other Non-Resistant EGFR Mutations (01-24-2018)

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 (01-17-2018)

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 (01-8-2018)

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 (12-6-2017)

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 (11-13-2017)

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 (09-21-2017)

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 (06-26-2017)

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 (06-12-2017)

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 (06-2-2017)

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

Imfinzi Improves Outcomes for Patients With Stage III Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (05-30-2017)

Positive results for the PACIFIC clinical trial evaluating the novel precision medicine, Imfinzi (durvalumab) as sequential treatment in patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not progressed following standard platinum-based... Continue Reading

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