Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell News

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News of the results of recent clinical trials evaluating cancer therapies and supportive care strategies serve to educate patients regarding new treatment strategies for cancer and facilitate discussions with their doctor. Development of new cancer treatments usually begins in patients with recurrent or metastatic cancers. Once the new treatment appears effective, it is applied to earlier stages of the disease or to patients at higher risk of treatment failure.

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Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell News


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

Alectinib Produces High Anti-Cancer Activity in Recurrent Lung Cancer (December 3, 2015)

The investigative agent, alectinib, produces high anti-cancer responses among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that have stopped responding to Xalkori™(crizotinib). These results were... 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

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

FDA Grants Alectinib Priority Review for ALK-Positive Lung Cancer (September 15, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review for alectinib, an oral anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, for the treatment of people with ALK-positive, non-small cell... Continue Reading

Early Results of Opdivo® Combined with Yervoy® Presented at 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (September 14, 2015)

An early-stage study shows Opdivo® (nivolumab) treatment can be safely and effectively paired with relatively low and infrequent dosages of Yervoy® (ipilimumab) immunotherapy for patients with previously... Continue Reading

Updated Trial Results Demonstrating Benefit of Opdivo® Released at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (September 10, 2015)

Results from the CheckMate -017 and -063 clinical trials evaluating Opdivo® (nivolumab) in previously treated squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were released today at the 16th World Conference... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention

16th World Conference on Lung Cancer Expected to Highlight Advances in Precision Medicine (September 6, 2015)

Today, September 6, the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) begins in Denver, Colorado. The WCLC is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. More than 7,000 delegates come from more than 100 countries... Continue Reading

Changing the Face of Lung Cancer: Live Video Chat about Lung Cancer Screening with the Roswell Park Experts (January 21, 2015)

Cancer screening saves lives, but when it comes to lung cancer, early detection has long been a challenge. Thankfully, the outlook for those at highest risk of this deadly disease is improving thanks to new lung cancer screening techniques. Three leading... Continue Reading

Year in Review: Research News from 2014 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (January 9, 2015)

After several years of developments in lung cancer treatment, more-targeted and more-individualized treatment for non–small cell lung cancer became a reality. Results from studies evaluating ALK-inhibitors continued to show promise in 2014 and initial... Continue Reading

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 7, 2014)

November 7, 2014 Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of lung cancer programs for national lung cancer awareness month. As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Scan May Lead to Overdiagnosis (December 26, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scan may lead to overdiagnosis, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. The disease... Continue Reading

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Stages I-IIIA

16th World Conference on Lung Cancer Expected to Highlight Advances in Precision Medicine (September 6, 2015)

Today, September 6, the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) begins in Denver, Colorado. The WCLC is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. More than 7,000 delegates come from more than 100 countries... Continue Reading

EGFR Testing in Advanced Lung Cancer Appears Underutilized (April 28, 2015)

The results of a recent survey suggest that nearly a quarter of advanced lung cancer patients fail to receive epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing before starting treatment. The recent development of drugs that target EGFR has expanded treatment... Continue Reading

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The ALCHEMIST Lung Cancer Trials (January 14, 2015)

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.... Continue Reading

Year in Review: Research News from 2014 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (January 9, 2015)

After several years of developments in lung cancer treatment, more-targeted and more-individualized treatment for non–small cell lung cancer became a reality. Results from studies evaluating ALK-inhibitors continued to show promise in 2014 and initial... Continue Reading

Innovative Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Currently Underway (January 7, 2015)

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.... Continue Reading

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Stages IIIB-IV

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

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

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 approved as initial therapy for the treatment of... Continue Reading

16th World Conference on Lung Cancer Expected to Highlight Advances in Precision Medicine (September 6, 2015)

Today, September 6, the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) begins in Denver, Colorado. The WCLC is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. More than 7,000 delegates come from more than 100 countries... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

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

Alectinib Produces High Anti-Cancer Activity in Recurrent Lung Cancer (December 3, 2015)

The investigative agent, alectinib, produces high anti-cancer responses among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that have stopped responding to Xalkori™(crizotinib). These results were recently published as a rapid online communication... 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

FDA Grants Alectinib Priority Review for ALK-Positive Lung Cancer (September 15, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review for alectinib, an oral anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, for the treatment of people with ALK-positive, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or are... Continue Reading

Early Results of Opdivo® Combined with Yervoy® Presented at 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (September 14, 2015)

An early-stage study shows Opdivo® (nivolumab) treatment can be safely and effectively paired with relatively low and infrequent dosages of Yervoy® (ipilimumab) immunotherapy for patients with previously untreated lung cancer, researchers said on Monday... Continue Reading

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