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FDA Approval Suggests Keytruda® Combined With Chemotherapy May Become New Standard Initial Treatment for Patients With Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (May 11, 2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab), an anti-PD-1 precision cancer medicine, in combination with Alimta®  (pemetrexed) and carboplatin chemotherapy as first-line treatment of metastatic non-small cell... Continue Reading

Tagrisso Approved for Treatment of Certain Lung Cancers (April 18, 2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the treatment of patients with metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as detected by an... Continue Reading

Opdivo Appears to Significantly Improve Five-Year Survival Rates in Advanced Lung Cancer (April 13, 2017)

Treatment with the immune checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo (nivolumab) yielded durable responses in some patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with a five-year survival rate of 16 percent, according to data presented here at the AACR Annual... Continue Reading

Zykadia receives FDA Priority Review for first-line use in patients with ALK+ metastatic NSCLC (March 7, 2017)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Priority Review for the expanded use of Zykadia® (ceritinib) as a first-line treatment for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive... Continue Reading

Many Late Stage Lung Cancer Patients do not Receive Treatment (January 24, 2017)

A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. Based on data between 1998 and 2012 from the National Cancer Database, 21 percent of patients... Continue Reading

Keytruda® Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 27, 2016)

Recently updated findings from the phase 1b KEYNOTE-028 study investigating the use of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) were recently presented at the 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer. Lung cancer remains the leading cause... Continue Reading

Tagrisso®: New Standard of Care for Certain Lung Cancer (December 19, 2016)

Treatment with the targeted agent Tagrisso (osimertinib) significantly delayed cancer progression, and resulted in fewer side effects, than standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer had progressed... Continue Reading

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine (November 8, 2016)

Targeted and more-individualized treatment for NSCLC becomes a reality. Lung cancers used to be diagnosed solely by a visual microscopic examination of tumor tissue and all patients received the same chemotherapy. Now, doctors are personalizing care by... Continue Reading

Precision Medicine Guides NSCLC Cancer Treatment: All Patients Should Undergo Molecular Testing (October 27, 2016)

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the United States, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 75–80% of all lung cancers. Although progress has been made in recent years, the majority of patients with... Continue Reading

Keytruda Approved for First-Line Treatment of Select Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (October 25, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) as a first-line treatment options for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express high levels of PD-L1 without EGFR or ALK mutations. PD-1... Continue Reading

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General Lung Cancer

Many Late Stage Lung Cancer Patients do not Receive Treatment (January 24, 2017)

A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. Based on data between 1998 and 2012 from the National Cancer Database, 21 percent of patients... Continue Reading

Keytruda® Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer (December 27, 2016)

Recently updated findings from the phase 1b KEYNOTE-028 study investigating the use of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) were recently presented at the 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer. Lung cancer remains the leading cause... Continue Reading

Tagrisso®: New Standard of Care for Certain Lung Cancer (December 19, 2016)

Treatment with the targeted agent Tagrisso (osimertinib) significantly delayed cancer progression, and resulted in fewer side effects, than standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer had progressed... Continue Reading

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine (November 8, 2016)

Targeted and more-individualized treatment for NSCLC becomes a reality. Lung cancers used to be diagnosed solely by a visual microscopic examination of tumor tissue and all patients received the same chemotherapy. Now, doctors are personalizing care by... Continue Reading

Precision Medicine Guides NSCLC Cancer Treatment: All Patients Should Undergo Molecular Testing (October 27, 2016)

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the United States, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 75–80% of all lung cancers. Although progress has been made in recent years, the majority of patients with... Continue Reading

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