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Phase III studies initiated for PVC 15 vaccine for prevention of pneumococcal disease.- Merck inc.

Merck announced that the company is beginning two Phase III studies of PCV 15 (V114), its investigational polyvalent conjugate vaccine...

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FDA approves Tagrisso for first line treatment of NSCLC with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.- AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the 1st-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung...

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IMPACT study of Trelegy Ellipta in COPD published in NEJM.- GlaxoSmithKline + Innoviva.

GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva announced the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) of the landmark IMPACT study, one...

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

View disease awareness information, treatment options and European Cystic Fibrosis Society best practice guidelines.

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis causes great strain on the workforce. Help to reduce sick days and improve productivity with appropriate treatment options.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Guidelines

Early and locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

These updated guidelines on early and locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer focus on treatment recommendations including follow-up and survivorship.

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GOLD 2017 Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD.

Freshly updated for 2017, the latest edition of the Global Strategy document is the premiere evidence-based reference tool for the implementation of effective disease management plans, and represents the current best practices...

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Metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Primary lung cancer is the most common malignancy after non-melanocytic skin cancer, and the leading cause of human cancer deaths worldwide. These guidelines focus on diagnosis and personalised medicine...

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Journal articles

The efficacy and safety of alectinib in the treatment of ALK+ NSCLC: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Background: Alectinib is a second-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat crizotinib-refractory non-small cell lung cancer.

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Predictors of enhanced response with benralizumab for patients with severe asthma: pooled analysis of the SIROCCO and CALIMA studies.

Background: Benralizumab is an anti-eosinophilic, anti-interleukin-5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that has been shown to significantly reduce asthma exacerbations and improve lung function for patients with...

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Efficacy and safety of benralizumab for eosinophilic asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Objective: Our systematic review and meta-analysis intends to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of benralizumab in patients with eosinophilic asthma.

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Clinical trials

A Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of FF/UMEC/VI With the FDC of FF/VI and UMEC/VI; Administered Once-daily Via a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) in Subjects With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The study evaluates the efficacy of fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) to reduce the annual rate of moderate and severe exacerbations compared with dual therapy...

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Sublobar Resection Versus Lobectomy for cT1N0M0 Non-small-cell Lung Cancer

The incidence rate of ground-glass opacity (GGO) has been increasing these years. A great number of retrospective studies suggested that sublobar resection was better for some GGO patients.

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A Study of Atezolizumab Compared With Docetaxel in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Failed Platinum-Containing Therapy (OAK)

This global, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab (an anti-programmed death−ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody) compared with docetaxel...

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ELCC 2018 ‒ Roundup of this year’s conference

Posted 7 days ago

At the recent ELCC, held from 11‒14 April 2018, several hundred abstracts were presented detailing the latest cutting-edge research in lung cancer treatment and care. Brief summaries of some of the key abstracts are found here.

Alex Keen

ELCC 2018 ‒ And the Heine H. Hansen Award goes to…

Posted 21 days ago

Discover this year's Heine H. Hansen award winner, given to a scientific investigator who has made special, wide-reaching and significant contributions to lung cancer research and education, recognising their lifelong achievements.

Laura Quittenden

World COPD Day: What is COPD and what causes it?

Posted 5 months ago

Today marks the annual World COPD Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of a disease that affects 65 million people around the globe. 

 

We've summarised the causes, complications and statistics surrounding COPD in this handy 2 minute read.

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Managing acute exacerbations of COPD in primary care

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