Lung Cancer – Small Cell

November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (10-23-2018)

Treatment advances – lung cancer resources and advocacy are making the difference The month of November brings lung cancer into focus. Over the past few years great strides have been made in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer due to the... Continue Reading

Opdivo® (nivolumab) Approved for Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer (08-23-2018)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) for the treatment of metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) whose cancer has progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least one other line of therapy.1 About Small... Continue Reading

Precision Cancer Medicine PARP Inhibitor Promising Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer (06-25-2018)

The results of a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest the first new therapeutic option for Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) in many years.  The study evaluated the addition of a novel precision cancer medicine called a PARP... Continue Reading

Study Using Comprehensive Genomic Tumor Testing to Match Lung Cancer Patients with Targeted Therapies Transforms Care (05-22-2014)

Data Supports Routine Tumor Genotyping for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancers; May Improve Survival New data from a study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians that used targeted therapy for patients with the most common type of lung cancer has... Continue Reading

Small Cell Lung Cancer Overview (03-18-2009)

Overview Small cell lung cancers account for 20-25% of all lung cancers and are primarily diagnosed in smokers or former smokers. They differ from other types of lung cancer in that they spread very quickly throughout the body via the blood and lymphatic... Continue Reading

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC (10-14-2008)

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain platinum agents (Platinol and Paraplatin) appear to be just as effective as regimens that do contain platinum agents in the treatment of small cell lung cancer.... Continue Reading