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Keytruda® Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 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

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine (November 8, 2016)

Targeted and more-individualized treatment for NSCLC becomes a reality. Lung cancers used to be diagnosed solely by a visual microscopic examination of tumor tissue and all patients received the same chemotherapy. Now, doctors are personalizing care by... Continue Reading

Two-Drug Immunotherapy Deemed Safe for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Moffitt Study Shows (June 6, 2016)

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents approximately 14 percent of all types of lung cancer. Many patients with SCLC respond to initial chemotherapy; however, they eventually relapse and develop progressive disease that has no effective treatment options.... Continue Reading

NFCR-Support Research Finds New Way to Combat Resistant Lung Cancer (February 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 (January 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 (January 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 (January 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 (November 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

Some Patients with Advanced Cancer Continue Screening (October 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

Smokeless Tobacco Poses Health Risks (September 28, 2010)

The American Heart Association (AHA) warns that smokeless tobacco, such as snuff or chewing tobacco, is associated with serious health risks and is therefore not a safe alternative to smoking or a viable tool to help smokers quit. The AHA issued this... Continue Reading

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Keytruda® Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 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 (February 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 (January 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 (January 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 (November 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

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Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 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 (January 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

Most Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer Keep Their Jobs (April 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 (February 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

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Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer: The Lung-MAP Trial (January 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 (January 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

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Smokeless Tobacco Poses Health Risks (September 28, 2010)

The American Heart Association (AHA) warns that smokeless tobacco, such as snuff or chewing tobacco, is associated with serious health risks and is therefore not a safe alternative to smoking or a viable tool to help smokers quit. The AHA issued this... Continue Reading

Variety of Veggies and Fruits May Help Prevent Lung Cancer (September 17, 2010)

Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits may help lower risk of squamous cell lung cancer, particularly among people who smoke. These findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Studies have suggested that a diet rich... Continue Reading

Estrogen Alone Does Not Increase Lung Cancer Incidence or Mortality in Postmenopausal Women (August 30, 2010)

Among postmenopausal women, hormone therapy with estrogen alone does not appear to increase the risk of getting or dying from lung cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. As women reach menopause and beyond,... Continue Reading

Vitamin B6 Associated with Lower Risk of Lung Cancer (June 28, 2010)

Individuals with high blood levels of vitamin B6 may be less likely to develop lung cancer compared with their counterparts with lower vitamin B6 levels, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[1] Lung... Continue Reading

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Raise Cancer Risk (June 23, 2010)

It appears that angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), a widely used class of blood pressure drugs, may slightly increase the risk of cancer. These findings were published in the Lancet Oncology. Angiotensin-receptor blockers work by blocking angiotensin... Continue Reading

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