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19-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

No survival boost for advanced NSCLC with metformin

Metformin does not improve progression-free survival for patients without diabetes who require chemoradiotherapy for stage IIIA or IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer, suggests research presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

19-06-2019 | Radiotherapy | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: Fewer AEs with proton versus photon radiotherapy

Brian Baumann presents their comparative analysis of the adverse event profiles of proton and photon radiotherapy in nonmetastatic patients receiving chemoradiotherapy with curative intent for various solid tumors, including lung cancer (5:28).

18-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

Broadening clinical trial inclusion criteria doubles number of eligible NSCLC patients

Using expanded criteria for clinical trial inclusion could lead to nearly twice as many patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer being eligible for participation compared with traditional criteria, participants at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA, heard.

18-06-2019 | CNS metastases | Video | Article

Managing brain metastases in lung cancer

Brain metastases are a common complication of lung cancer and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In this video, Manmeet Ahluwalia provides a neuro-oncologist's perspective on managing lung cancer patients who develop these metastases. 

These videos were made possible by independent educational funding provided by AstraZeneca.

14-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

TAK-788 shows activity against NSCLC with EGFR exon 20 insertions

The EGFR and HER2 inhibitor TAK-788 has antitumor activity against non-small-cell lung cancer with EGFR exon 20 insertions, according to phase I/II findings reported at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.

13-06-2019 | Screening | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: Screening underserved groups with the Lung Bus

Mellisa Wheeler talks about how their mobile low dose-CT lung scanning unit – the Lung Bus – is helping to reach underserved populations in North Carolina, USA. She also comments on the issues of access to care and overscreening, and outlines the next steps (3:54).

13-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

BLU-667 active against RET fusion-positive advanced NSCLC

Phase I data indicate that the selective RET inhibitor BLU-667 elicits durable responses and is well tolerated by individuals with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer harboring a RET fusion.

11-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

RELAY: Ramucirumab–erlotinib a potential first-line option for EGFR-mutated NSCLC

Combining erlotinib with ramucirumab significantly improves the progression-free survival of untreated patients with advanced EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer, suggest phase III results presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

07-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

Prolonged survival possible with pembrolizumab in advanced NSCLC

Updated results from the phase Ib KEYNOTE-001 trial suggest that some individuals with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer can achieve long-term survival with pembrolizumab monotherapy.

07-06-2019 | Small-cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

Lurbinectedin shows potential for second-line SCLC treatment

Lurbinectedin monotherapy is active in the second-line treatment of both platinum-sensitive and -resistant small-cell lung cancer, according to phase II results presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.

05-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

EGFR–cMET bispecific antibody shows efficacy in NSCLC patients with high unmet needs

Preliminary findings for a first-in-human study of JNJ-372 – a bispecific IgG antibody targeting both the EGFR and cMET receptors – have been reported at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

04-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Expert comment: 5-year update of KEYNOTE-001

ASCO expert David Graham tells us just why he thinks the 5-year survival data from the advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients enrolled in the phase Ib KEYNOTE-001 trial are so remarkable (1:26).

03-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | News

HER3-targeted antibody–drug conjugate shows promise for TKI-resistant NSCLC

Early results suggest that a novel antibody–drug conjugate directed against HER3 has antitumor activity and manageable safety in patients with EGFR-mutated metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer and acquired resistance to EGFR–tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

03-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: 5-year KEYNOTE-001 results show long-lasting survival for some advanced NSCLC patients

Edward Garon presents the 5-year follow-up results of the advanced non-small-cell lung cancer cohort of the phase I KEYNOTE-001 trial of pembrolizumab monotherapy (4:12).

01-06-2019 | Lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Expert highlights: Lung cancer at ASCO 2019

Advisory Board member Ross Camidge comments on his picks for the most exciting lung cancer research being presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, including the RELAY trial and the ARROW trial of the RET inhibitor BLU-667 (3:13).

29-05-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | News

First-line atezolizumab–chemotherapy an option for nonmutated metastatic NSCLC

Patients with treatment-naïve, nonmutated, nonsquamous, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer derive a significant survival benefit from the addition of the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab to chemotherapy, indicate phase III trial findings.

24-05-2019 | Small-cell lung cancer | News

Twice-daily radiotherapy may increase brain metastasis risk in SCLC

Marginal survival gains among patients with small-cell lung cancer who receive twice- versus once-daily thoracic radiotherapy plus prophylactic cranial irradiation occur at the cost of an increased risk for brain metastases, research shows.

21-05-2019 | Mesothelioma | News

No benefit with nintedanib in advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma

Adding nintedanib to pemetrexed plus cisplatin does not improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma, say researchers who conducted a phase III trial on the basis of earlier positive findings.

17-05-2019 | Small-cell lung cancer | Highlight | News

CTCs prognostic in limited-stage SCLC

The circulating tumor cell count can identify patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer who are likely to have poor survival outcomes despite treatment, report researchers who have identified 15 cells per 7.5 mL as the optimal cutoff.

16-05-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | News

Immunotherapy response differs by EFGR mutation subtype

The response to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors varies according to EGFR mutant subtype in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, US researchers report.

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