Recent Advances in The Management of Lung Cancer

Recent Advances in The Management of Lung Cancer

The last 12 months continue to show advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), once again most notably in the sector of precision treatment. Importantly advances in the treatment of small cell lung cancer using newer precision medicines and immunotherapy also appear promising.  Recent studies show that many individuals that might benefit from these treatments are not receiving them.

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 to match a person’s genetic make¬up or a tumor’s genetic profile. As a result, patients with lung cancer now typically re¬ceive molecular testing that guides their physicians in determining which therapies are more likely to boost the chances of survival while limiting the potential for adverse effects. Results from studies evaluating ALK-inhibitors continue to show efficacy and initial studies exploring immunomodulatory approaches using anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies have demonstrated promising results in lung cancer. The cancer research community is moving forward in its efforts find more effective treatment for patients with lung cancer. Current clinical trials are taking innovative approaches to how therapies for both advanced and early-stage lung cancers are studied.

CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of lung cancer included the following key developments:

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small Cell Lung Cancer



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