Items Tagged ‘sclc’

November 8th, 2016

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine

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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 finding the genetic alterations within the cancer that drive its growth and then use medicines that specifically counteract […]

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Tags: Alcensa, ALK mutation, EGFR, General Lung Cancer, gilotrif, iressa, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Necitumumab, News, nsclc


June 7th, 2016

First Targeted Therapy Shows Promise in Small Cell Lung Cancer

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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 substantial, long-term survival for patients with SCLC remains poor. Survival in SCLC is no more than 15%, 2 […]

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Tags: antibody-drug conjugate, DLL3, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Rova-T, Rovalpituzumab tesirine, sclc, small cell lung cancer, targeted therapy


June 6th, 2016

Two-Drug Immunotherapy Deemed Safe for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Moffitt Study Shows

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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 disease that has no effective treatment options. A new Moffitt Cancer study being presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago and published in The […]

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Tags: 2016, asco, Checkmate 032, immunotherapy, ipilmumab, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, molecule PD-1, News, nivolumab, sclc, small cell lung cancer


March 17th, 2015

Sutent® Maintenance Therapy Found Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Doctors have reported that maintenance therapy using Sutent® (sunitinib) delays the time to cancer progression and improves survival in patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).  These encouraging results were recently reported in the online March 3, 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology. Small-cell lung cancer is a fast-growing type of lung cancer and accounts for […]

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Tags: extensive-stage, Lung Cancer, maintenance therapy, News, sclc, small cell lung cancer, sunitinib, Sutent


December 5th, 2014

Recent Treatment Advancements in Lung Cancer

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By Christina S. Baik, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Facing a lung cancer diagnosis? It is important to know the details of the disease and what treatment options are available. Make sure you understand the specific cancer, its stage, and its […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nsclc, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, sclc, Stages I-IIIA Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


December 3rd, 2014

5 Things Women Should Know about Lung Cancer

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By Christina S. Baik, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 1. Smoking causes the deadliest form of cancer. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among women (after breast cancer), but it takes almost twice as many lives, making it […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nsclc, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, sclc, Stages I-IIIA Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, 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