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Keytruda plus carboplatin-paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel filed with FDA for metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer.- Merck Inc.

Merck Inc. announced that the FDA has accepted for review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck’s...

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Interim analysis of IMpower 133 study positive for Tecentriq in treatment of small cell lung cancer.- Genentech/Roche

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that the Phase III IMpower 133 study met its co-primary endpoints of...

Added 24 days ago Drug news

FDA accepts sBLA for Opdivo + low dose Yervoy for the treatment of first-line NSCLC in patients with tumor mutational burden . -BMS.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that the FDA has accepted its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Opdivo (nivolumab) plus low-dose...

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Transplantation

Transplantation

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

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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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.

Added 5 years ago

Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyspnoea is described as difficult or laboured breathing and is a frequent symptom in advanced cancer patients, with the highest prevalence in lung cancer. Dyspnoea has been demonstrated to be one of the most distressing...

Added 3 years ago

British Thoracic Society guidelines for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules

The detection of pulmonary nodules is common. In populations undergoing CTscreening and at high risk of lung cancer, nodules are detected in 20–50% of individuals, depending on the size of the cut-off point for reporting a nodule.

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

Improvement in Overall Survival in a Randomized Study That Compared Dacomitinib With Gefitinib in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and EGFR-Activating Mutations.

Purpose: ARCHER 1050, a randomized, open-label, phase III study of dacomitinib versus gefitinib in treatment-naïve patients with advanced non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and activating mutations in EGFR...

Added 18 days ago

Systematic review and meta-analysis of selected toxicities of approved ALK inhibitors in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

Introduction: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors are the mainstay treatment for patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) harboring a rearrangement of the ALK gene or the ROS1 oncogenes.

Added 1 month ago

Efficacy of pemetrexed-based regimens in advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients with activating epidermal growth factor receptor mutations after tyrosine kinase inhibitor failure: a systematic review.

Pemetrexed-based chemotherapy regimens (pem regimens) are the standard first-line treatment option in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Added 2 months ago

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Clinical trials

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.

Added 8 months ago

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...

Added 9 months ago

Optimal Extent of Pulmonary Resection in Clinical Stage IA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (OREX-IA)

The purpose of this study is to determine the outcome of participants with clinical stage IA NSCLC treated by 3 types of surgical resection (wide wedge resection, segmentectomy, or lobectomy) according to the institutional decision-making algorithm

Added 8 months ago

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ELCC 2018 ‒ Roundup of this year’s conference

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.

CME

Carcinoma of unknown primary origin: diagnosis and management: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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Non-small cell lung cancer: clinical review

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Lung cancer: clinical review

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