Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell


Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC (October 14, 2008)

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain platinum agents (Platinol and Paraplatin) appear to be just as effective as regimens that do contain platinum agents... Continue Reading

VePesid®/Platinol® Remains Standard-of-care for Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 7, 2008)

VePesid®/Platinol® Remains Standard-of-care for Small Cell Lung Cancer For patients diagnosed with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), the standard-of-care remains the chemotherapy combination... Continue Reading

Higher Chemotherapy Dose Intensity Does Not Improve Survival for Small Cell Lung Cancer (April 21, 2008)

Increasing the dose intensity of chemotherapy does not appear to improve survival in small cell lung cancer. These results were recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Small... Continue Reading

PET Scans May Help Identify Early Lung Cancer (November 28, 2007)

PET Scans May Help Identify Early Lung Cancer According to an article recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, positron emission tomography (PET) scans may improve the accuracy... Continue Reading

Camptosar® plus Paraplatin® Effective for Small Cell Lung Cancer (November 7, 2007)

Camptosar® plus Paraplatin® Effective for Small Cell Lung Cancer According to the results of a study presented at the 12th World Lung Cancer Conference, chemotherapy with Camptosar® (irinotecan) and... Continue Reading

Advances in the Management of Small-Cell Lung Cancer (November 7, 2007)

Advances in the Management of Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Highlights from the 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer Introduction Approximately 25,000 patients are diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)... Continue Reading

Avastin® Added Safely to Paraplatin® and Camptosar® for Small Cell Lung Cancer (November 5, 2007)

Avastin® Added Safely to Paraplatin® and Camptosar® for Small Cell Lung Cancer According to the results of a study presented at the 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer, the targeted therapy Avastin®... Continue Reading

Aranesp® Reduces Blood Transfusions Without Negative Effects on Survival in SCLC (September 18, 2007)

Aranesp® Reduces Blood Transfusions Without Negative Effects on Survival in SCLC According to results recently presented at the 2007 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Seoul, Korea, use of Aranesp® (darbepoetin... Continue Reading

Radiation to the Brain Should Become Standard Therapy for Extensive-disease Small Cell Lung Cancer (August 16, 2007)

Radiation to the Brain Should Become Standard Therapy for Extensive-disease Small Cell Lung Cancer According to results recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, prophylactic cranial radiation... Continue Reading

Camptosar®/Paraplatin® Improves Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 12, 2007)

Camptosar®/Paraplatin® Improves Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer According to results recently presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the chemotherapy... Continue Reading

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