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According to the results of a recent study conducted in China, patients with stage 3B/4 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) saw a 3.3-month increase in median progression-free survival (PFS) when taking Conmana (icotinib) compared to those who were taking chemotherapy.
The immunotherapy agent Keytruda (pembrolizumab) had an overall response rate (ORR) of 33 percent in a recent trial including patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Findings of the phase 1b KEYNOTE-028 trial were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
RET rearrangements, while they only occur in about 1 percent of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, are nevertheless an important biomarker to identify, since targeted agents have proven to be beneficial in this patient population, and realizing a patient has the mutation can greatly impact their treatment plan, says Christine M. Lovly, M.D., Ph.D.
David R. Gandara, M.D., discusses the latest immunotherapy advances in lung cancer, as well as the next steps toward optimizing the use of these agents.
The treatment paradigm for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is changing, as more emphasis is being placed on drug combinations and biomarkers, says Roy S. Herbst, M.D., Ph.D.
Syed Jafri, M.D., an assistant professor at the University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine, discusses the potential role that stress could play in lung cancer diagnoses.
ASCO updated guidelines for the treatment of certain patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
CRISPR technology may one day lead the field in turning off genetic mutations that cause numerous diseases, such as lung cancer. CURE spoke with Monte Winslow, Ph.D., about CRISPR's current use in mouse models.
“The goal is to identify more of these driving genetic alterations and to come up with treatments that we can target,” said Das in an interview during an interview with CURE.
When patients are diagnosed with lung cancer, one of the first questions they're often asked is, "Do you have a history of smoking?"
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