Limited Disease Lung Cancer – Small Cell

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (01-12-2015)

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

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

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

Smoking Cessation After Lung Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival (02-11-2010)

Quitting smoking after a diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death. These results were published in the British Medical Journal. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with... Continue Reading

November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (11-6-2009)

As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated lung cancer information... Continue Reading

Thalidomide Doesn’t Benefit Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer (07-22-2009)

Treatment with a combination of thalidomide and chemotherapy did not improve survival among patients with small cell lung cancer, and resulted in a higher risk of blood clots than treatment with chemotherapy alone. The results of this study were published... Continue Reading

Higher Chemotherapy Dose Intensity Does Not Improve Survival for Small Cell Lung Cancer (03-8-2009)

Higher Chemotherapy Dose Intensity Does Not Improve Survival for Small Cell Lung Cancer Increasing the dose intensity of chemotherapy does not appear to improve survival in small cell lung cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of... 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