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May 26, 2016

Elderly patients with advanced cancers are generally undertreated, particularly in advanced NSCLC. Why does this disparity exist, and have we made progress in the past 5 years?

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May 26, 2016

Three speakers will highlight importance of effective smoking cessation and lung cancer screening programs, as well as practical strategies for implementing these programs during a June 4 Education Session.

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May 26, 2016

Grace K. Dy, MD, discusses clinical trials in progress that evaluate the roles of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the adjuvant setting for non–small cell lung cancer.

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May 30, 2015

The rise of e-cigarette usage has provoked vigorous debate within the public health community and among health care providers, despite the common goal of getting patients to be completely smoke and vape free.

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June 1, 2015

New recommendations will include a large guideline update on the use of systemic treatment for patients with stage IV non–small cell lung cancer and cover the rapidly advancing area of molecular testing for patients with either early-stage or advanced lung cancer.

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May 31, 2015

Results from the phase III IFCT-GFPC-0701 MAPS trial found that the addition of bevacizumab to standard chemotherapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma prolonged overall survival by 2.75 months.

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May 31, 2015

The high-affinity, humanized monoclonal PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab showed promising antitumor activity in heavily pretreated, PD-L1-positive patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer in the KEYNOTE-028 trial.

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May 31, 2015

In patients with advanced nsNSCLC, a chemotherapy regimen including pemetrexed had a better safety profile than one including etoposide, but demonstrated no improvement in survival outcomes. Routine use of the regimen may be questionable, given its considerably higher cost.

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May 31, 2015

Ghrelin receptor agonist anamorelin effectively increased lean body mass and body weight in patients with advanced NSCLC and cachexia, and also resulted in improved anorexia/cachexia symptoms.

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