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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Keytruda® for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (September 14, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The... Continue Reading

Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Fails to Benefit Most Patients with Lung Cancer (September 13, 2016)

Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) provides “little additional clinically significant benefit” for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases, according to doctors... Continue Reading

Keytruda® Demonstrates Superior Survival Compared to Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (July 5, 2016)

Teatment with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors expressed high levels of PD-1 is superior to standard chemotherapy. Lung cancer... Continue Reading

First Targeted Therapy Shows Promise in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 7, 2016)

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for approximately 20–25% of all lung cancers. SCLC is an aggressive and fast-growing type of cancer that is very responsive to chemotherapy. However, although initial... Continue Reading

PD-1 Inhibitor Keytruda® Combined with Chemotherapy Promising in Lung Cancer Will be Evaluated in Larger Clinical Trials (June 6, 2016)

According to experts at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago, new data evaluating Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy appears promising... Continue Reading

Two-Drug Immunotherapy Deemed Safe for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Moffitt Study Shows (June 6, 2016)

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents approximately 14 percent of all types of lung cancer. Many patients with SCLC respond to initial chemotherapy; however, they eventually relapse and develop progressive... Continue Reading

Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers (May 9, 2016)

The regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, especially colorectal and other gastrointestinal tract cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.1 The recent... Continue Reading

Xalkori® Approved for Lung Cancer with ROS-1 Gene Alterations (March 29, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xalkori (crizotinib) as treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer has an alteration within the ROS-1... Continue Reading

Alecensa® Delays Cancer Progression Longer Than Xalkori® in Certain Lung Cancers (March 3, 2016)

Interim results from a large clinical trial demonstrated that the targeted agent Alecensa® (alectinib) delays the progression of cancer for a longer period of time than Xalkori® (crizotinib) among patients... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer Advances: Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy Make a Difference (March 1, 2016)

Precision medicine continues to impact the lives of lung cancer patients with research into genomics and genetics leading to unprecedented progress in improving outcomes. Tailored treatments have emerged... Continue Reading

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Keytruda® for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (September 14, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for first-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The FDA’s Breakthrough Therapy Designation... Continue Reading

Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Fails to Benefit Most Patients with Lung Cancer (September 13, 2016)

Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) provides “little additional clinically significant benefit” for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases, according to doctors performing the first large-scale randomized controlled... Continue Reading

Keytruda® Demonstrates Superior Survival Compared to Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (July 5, 2016)

Teatment with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for previously untreated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors expressed high levels of PD-1 is superior to standard chemotherapy. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths... Continue Reading

First Targeted Therapy Shows Promise in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 7, 2016)

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for approximately 20–25% of all lung cancers. SCLC is an aggressive and fast-growing type of cancer that is very responsive to chemotherapy. However, although initial anticancer responses to chemotherapy may be... Continue Reading

PD-1 Inhibitor Keytruda® Combined with Chemotherapy Promising in Lung Cancer Will be Evaluated in Larger Clinical Trials (June 6, 2016)

According to experts at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago, new data evaluating Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy appears promising for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer... Continue Reading

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