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Gene Mutation Sets off Series of Events Contributing to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Growth

A mutation in a gene that helps prevent cellular damage contributes to a chain of events supporting the growth of non-small cell ...

Molecular "brake" stifles human lung cancer

By testing over 4,000 genes in human tumors, a Salk team uncovered an enzyme responsible for suppressing a common and deadly lung ...

Tool helps patients, providers decide if lung cancer screening is warranted

ANN ARBOR—A 65-year-old male smoker with a history of 2 packs a day for 45 years with no personal or family history of cancer wonders: Should I be screened for lung cancer? ... Full story

A new way to starve lung cancer?

Preventing cancer cells from growing by understanding what they 'eat'. ... Full story

Rare mutation may extend survival in lung cancer patients with brain metastases

Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has metastasized to the brain have a dire prognosis. But Yale researchers have identified a subset of those patients with a rare genetic mutation who are living significantly longer than patients without the mutation. ... Full story

FDA expands approved use of Opdivo in advanced lung cancer

Opdivo demonstrates survival benefit in squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer ... Full story

FDA approves Keytruda for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

First drug approved in lung cancer for patients whose tumors express PD-L1 ... Full story

Doctors often overtreat with radiation in late-stage lung cancer

Almost half of patients with advanced lung cancer receive more than the recommended number of radiation treatments to reduce their pain, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ... Full story

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