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New agent causes small cell lung tumors to shrink in pre-clinical testing

Small cell lung cancer – a disease for which no new drugs have been approved for many years – has shown itself ...

More evidence for impact of lung cancer targeted therapy from trial

An international study involving Manchester researchers has found that for previously untreated lung cancer patients with a particular genetic change, a new ...

Therapy Found Effective in Older, African American Lung Cancer Patients

CINCINNATI—University of Cincinnati researchers have found in a phase-2 clinical trial that a Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy could be effective in treating both older and African American patients with advanced lung cancer who may not be candidates for chemotherapy. ... Full story

Salk scientists deliver a promising one-two punch for lung cancer

A combination of two unexpected drugs targets tumors ... Full story

Improved Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Due to Advancements in Screening, Diagnosis, Radiology, and Systemic Therapies

NCCN has published the 20th annual edition of the NCCN Guidelines® for NSCLC, one of the eight original NCCN Guidelines published in November 1996. ... Full story

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for High-risk Patients

Increase in screening could significantly lower lung cancer mortality rate ... Full story

Precision Medicine Puts Lung Cancer in Its Sights

In the clinic where Balazs Halmos, MD, treats patients twice a week, individuals who have been smokers confront their diagnosis with a sense of guilt, while those with advanced diagnoses believe they have been given a death sentence and think clinicians throw toxic treatments at them to no real effect. ... Full story

Salk scientists deliver a promising one-two punch for lung cancer

Salk scientists deliver a promising one-two punch for lung cancer ... Full story

Race, hospital, insurance status affect lung cancer treatment

African Americans, Hispanics and those who receive care at a community hospital are all significantly less likely than other patients to receive treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer, according to a report in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. ... Full story

New line of research against lung cancer

Researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB), together with oncologists from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, have analysed the most common neighbour cells in lung cancer, named fibroblasts, and identified specific alterations for each tumour subtype of the disease. ... Full story

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