Lung Cancer | Clinical

Comparing Immunochemotherapy Combinations in Patients With ES-SCLC

December 19, 2020

Jun Zhang, MD, PhD, associate professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, reviews the preferred treatment options for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer in a 73-year-old patient during a Targeted Oncology Case Based Peer Perspective event.

FDA Approves Osimertinib as Adjuvant Therapy for EGFR+ NSCLC

December 18, 2020

The FDA has approved osimertinib as an adjuvant therapy for patients with non–small cell lung cancer whose tumors have EGFR exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, for use following tumor resection.

Increased Attention on Testing for Oncogenic Drivers in NSCLC Advances the Promise of Precision Medicine

December 09, 2020

Identification of key oncogenic drivers and the development of targeted therapies with clinical activity in patients harboring actionable mutations have revolutionized the treatment paradigm in non–small cell lung cancer, redirecting attention toward advances in biomarker testing methodologies.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Onivyde in Small Cell Lung Cancer

December 01, 2020

The FDA has granted a Fast Track designation to the irinotecan liposome injection as a potential treatment option for patients with small cell lung cancer who progressed following a first-line platinum-based regimen, Ipsen announced, in a press release.

Many Oncologists Favor Consolidation Immunotherapy Following Chemoradiation for Stage III NSCLC

November 21, 2020

During a Targeted Oncology Case Based Peer Perspectives event, John Heymach, MD, PhD, professor and Chair, David Bruton Jr Chair in Cancer Research. Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discussed the guidelines and therapeutic option for stage III non–small cell lung cancer, based on a case of a 66-year-old patient.