Extensive Lung Cancer – Small Cell

Keytruda® Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer (12-27-2016)

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 (02-11-2015)

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 (01-13-2015)

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 (01-7-2015)

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 (11-4-2014)

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

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer (11-28-2012)

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

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation May Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer (06-14-2011)

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

Some Patients with Advanced Cancer Continue Screening (10-22-2010)

A significant proportion of patients with advanced cancers continue to undergo cancer screening, even though screening is unlikely to benefit these patients. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cancer... Continue Reading

Depression May Persist With Metastatic Cancer (05-27-2010)

A substantial number of patients with metastatic cancer may suffer from depression which tends to persist and grow more severe toward the end of life, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] While... Continue Reading

Most Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer Keep Their Jobs (04-15-2010)

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

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