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CURE’s lung cancer page is an extensive resource of cancer information featuring the latest lung cancer news, expert oncologist insights on the latest cancer treatments, oncology research, advocacy efforts, and medical data on lung cancer.

Treatment Targets in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

September 23rd 2021

Treating patients with lung cancer by identifying specific biomarkers to use the correct combination therapy and what it means for a biomarker to be actionable.

Medicare Eligibility May Be Associated With More Cancer Diagnoses

September 16th 2021

The eligible age of 65 years for Medicare may be discouraging patients from getting screenings and tests as they wait for more health coverage.

FDA Approves Exkivity as First Oral Therapy for Lung Cancer Subset

September 15th 2021

The FDA’s approval of Exkivity marks the first approved oral therapy for this subgroup of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Immunotherapy Offers Certain Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer A ‘Ray of Hope’, Expert Says

September 15th 2021

Although immunotherapy has provided patients with small cell lung cancer with a “light at the end of the tunnel,” an expert from City of Hope argues more research is needed.

After The Dust Settled: Retired NYC Firefighter Remembers 9/11 After Lung Cancer Journey

September 11th 2021

A retired New York City firefighter recalls his return to the city he once served for more than three decades on the day prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and all that followed, including his several bouts with lung cancer years after the dust had settled.

Retired New York City Firefighter Shares His 9/11 Story: ‘Everybody Played a Role That Day’

September 10th 2021

Retired FDNY firefighter and lung cancer survivor Jerry Sanford spoke about how he helped the rescue efforts following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City.

‘The Clock Has Not Stopped Running’ on 9/11-Related Cancer Incidence 20 Years Later

September 9th 2021

The impact from 9/11 continues to this day, including the increased risk for cancer in first responders and survivors who inhaled the toxins contained in the air around ground zero.

Improvements in Radiation Therapy May Confer Better Treatment for Lung Cancer

September 8th 2021

Increased use of radiation in lung cancer treatment may be a result of discoveries in research and improved spreading of information on this technology.

9/11 and Cancer: Health Impacts Remain 20 Years Later

September 7th 2021

Soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Judy Meyers returned to work in Manhattan, despite the terrible air quality. Years later, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which is directly related to being in New York City in the aftermath of the destruction of the Twin Towers.

Decreased Rates of Lung Cancer Screening Highlight Need for Greater Awareness

September 2nd 2021

More focus is needed on increasing lung cancer screening for patients, especially in those who are eligible for it according to their smoking history.

Cancer Staging: What It Means and What to Expect

August 31st 2021

New advancements in the staging process for lung cancer are leading to faster recoveries and better diagnoses.

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials and Patient Participation

August 30th 2021

Clinical trials are an invaluable resource to the cancer community, as they continually advance treatment options for patients. An expert explains how they work and what patients should know.

Biomarker Testing in Lung Cancer Continues to Improve Outcomes, Move the Field Forward

August 27th 2021

Treating lung cancer is more precise than ever, thanks to biomarker testing, which gives clinicians a better understanding of individual’s tumors.

A Dedicated Guide of Lung Cancer Care

August 22nd 2021

“I didn’t think that we were involved in great change, but then change became the name of the game.” — Loretta Ford

Working Behind the Scenes for Patients With Lung Cancer

August 21st 2021

A colleague nominates Jody Ruth Steinhardt for the Lung Cancer Heroes® award for her commitment to changing the world for patients with lung cancer.

Medicare-Insured Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer Have Worse Survival

August 18th 2021

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer had rapid uptake of immunotherapy-containing regimens, but a shorter overall survival than patients in clinical trials.

The Power of Hope in Cancer Care

August 16th 2021

A patient's husband writes about the persistence and passion of her oncologist, Dr. Bruno Fang, in helping her through treatment for stage 4 lung cancer.

Becoming a Champion for Patients With Lung Cancer

August 15th 2021

"In the three years since her diagnosis, Lisa has become a champion for those with lung cancer, raising money for research and advocating for policies to find new treatments and cures."

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit Basics of Lung Cancer Session: August 14, 2021

August 14th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Lung Cancer Summit on demand.

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit Targeted Treatment Session: August 14, 2021

August 14th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Lung Cancer Summit on demand.

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit Looking Ahead Session: August 14, 2021

August 14th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Lung Cancer Summit on demand.

Leading Through Research, Education

August 11th 2021

An oncologist writes about the valuable contributions of another oncologist in the field.

A Lung Legend

August 10th 2021

"Dr. Ramirez is passionate about lung cancer and his research," writes Kristen Gurba in a submission for the CURE® Lung Cancer Heroes® Award.

'Stigma Kills': Kathy Griffin's Diagnosis Brings Lung Cancer Needs to the Forefront, Regardless of Patient Smoking History

August 9th 2021

Lung cancer can happen to anyone, regardless of their smoking history. Two advocates discussed the need to end the stigma around the disease.

Oncology Nurse Has a Passion for Advocacy

August 8th 2021

Ashley is a tremendous asset to the lung cancer community — she lives and breathes hope into her patients and providers day in and day out.

An Inspiring, Guiding Light Through Lung Cancer

August 7th 2021

"He strengthens you with the scientific knowledge he provides, with his courage as a role model and with his fighting spirit.”

Blessed to Have a Hero in Cancer Care

August 6th 2021

A patient writes about the impact Dr. Aaron Mansfield had on her during treatment.

Friday Frontline: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Leaves the Show, Kathy Griffin Offers an Update and More

August 6th 2021

From a 6-year-old cancer survivor visiting all 50 states to give wagons to pediatric patients to Kathy Griffin taking an honest look at cancer and opioid addiction, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Smoking Cessation May Provide ‘Huge Benefit’ After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

August 4th 2021

Patients who quit smoking after receiving a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer may have an almost two-year survival benefit than those who continued to smoke.

Kathy Griffin Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

August 2nd 2021

The 60-year-old comedian is optimistic about her prognosis.