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Important Step Toward Widespread Use Of Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening In The United States (January 29, 2016)

Excerpted from: Advances in Cancer Research And Treatment: 2015 Year In Review One strategy for reducing the death rate from lung cancer is to increase the rate of early detection so that cancers are found... Continue Reading

Patients With Early-Stage Melanoma And Lung Cancer Among Those Standing To Benefit From Immunotherapy (January 29, 2016)

Excerpted from: Advances in Cancer Research And Treatment: 2015 Year In Review Immunotherapy, a type of biological therapy, is among the most promising areas of cancer treatment advances. This approach... Continue Reading

Encouraging News For Patients With Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer (January 29, 2016)

Excerpted from: Advances in Cancer Research And Treatment: 2015 Year In Review Although lung cancer is still a deadly disease—responsible for more than 150,000 deaths each year in the United States alone—there... Continue Reading

Alecensa ™ Approved for the Treatment of Recurrent ALK-Positive Lung Cancer (December 24, 2015)

The FDA approved another inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) today, further expanding precision treatment options. Alecensa ™ (Alectinib)... Continue Reading

Novel Precision Medicine Tagrisso Approved for Treatment of Lung Cancer (November 19, 2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the treatment of lung cancer with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation. The indication... Continue Reading

New Lab Test Enables Precision Treatment for Lung Cancer (November 13, 2015)

The complementary laboratory test that measures PD-L1 levels among patients with lung cancer who are to receive treatment with Opdivo® (nivolumab), is now available for commercial use and can help guide... Continue Reading

Updated Results Confirm Improved Survival with Opdivo® in Lung Cancer (November 10, 2015)

Longer follow-up confirms the survival benefit with the use of the PD-1 inhibitor, Opdivo® (nivolumab), compared to the chemotherapy agent, docetaxel, among patients with recurrent non-small cell lung... Continue Reading

Opdivo® Receives Expanded Approval for an Additional Type of Lung Cancer (October 19, 2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of Opdivo® (nivolumab) for the treatment of non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Keytruda® for Lung Cancer (October 13, 2015)

The programmed death (PD-1) inhibitor Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in lung cancer, becoming the first PD-1 inhibitor and the... Continue Reading

Iressa® Approved as Initial Therapy for Lung Cancer (September 23, 2015)

The targeted agent Iressa (gefitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as initial therapy in the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer. Specifically, Iressa was... Continue Reading

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Alecensa ™ Approved for the Treatment of Recurrent ALK-Positive Lung Cancer (December 24, 2015)

The FDA approved another inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) today, further expanding precision treatment options. Alecensa ™ (Alectinib) is indicated for advanced, metastatic, ALK-positive... Continue Reading

New Lab Test Enables Precision Treatment for Lung Cancer (November 13, 2015)

The complementary laboratory test that measures PD-L1 levels among patients with lung cancer who are to receive treatment with Opdivo® (nivolumab), is now available for commercial use and can help guide more precise therapy for lung cancer. Lung cancer... Continue Reading

Updated Results Confirm Improved Survival with Opdivo® in Lung Cancer (November 10, 2015)

Longer follow-up confirms the survival benefit with the use of the PD-1 inhibitor, Opdivo® (nivolumab), compared to the chemotherapy agent, docetaxel, among patients with recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These results were recently published... Continue Reading

Opdivo® Receives Expanded Approval for an Additional Type of Lung Cancer (October 19, 2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of Opdivo® (nivolumab) for the treatment of non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer, is divided into... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Keytruda® for Lung Cancer (October 13, 2015)

The programmed death (PD-1) inhibitor Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in lung cancer, becoming the first PD-1 inhibitor and the second immunotherapy available for treatment of this... Continue Reading

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