Items Tagged ‘Extensive Lung Cancer – Small Cell’

February 11th, 2015

NFCR-Support Research Finds New Way to Combat Resistant Lung Cancer

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A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new platform that can rapidly identify effective drug combinations for lung cancer patients whose tumors have stopped responding to targeted therapy. The research, which was supported in part by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), is a critical milestone on the road to […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, lung cancer research, News, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, refractory, resistant, Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


November 4th, 2014

Chest Radiation Improves Survival in Extended-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The results of a recently reported clinical study at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Francisco demonstrate that thoracic radiation improves survival and reduces cancer recurrence when added to prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with extended-stage small cell lung cancer.(1) Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a fast-growing […]

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Tags: cranial irradiation, extended, Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, radiation, sclc, small cell lung cancer, thoracic radiation


November 28th, 2012

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer

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Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Metastatic cancer refers to cancer that has spread to distant sites in the body. Several types of cancer—including lung […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


June 14th, 2011

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation May Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Radiation to the brain prior to detectable spread of cancer to the brain improved survival in patients with both early- and late-stage small cell lung cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a fast-growing type of lung cancer and accounts […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Limited Disease Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News


October 14th, 2008

Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC

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Non-Platinum Chemotherapy as Effective for SCLC Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain platinum agents (Platinol and Paraplatin) appear to be just as effective as regimens that do contain platinum agents in the treatment of small cell lung cancer. These results were recently published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Limited Disease Lung Cancer - Small Cell