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Is combined treatment with erlotinib and bevacizumab effective in non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of erlotinib (Tarceva) and bevacizumab (Avastin) compared ti erlotinib alone in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They found that combined treatment improved survival after 12 months. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a common type of lung cancer (LC)....

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Evaluating crizotinib for patients with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated how well crizotinib (Xalkori) works in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with an ALK mutation that had spread to the brain. This study found that crizotinib treatment improved survival, but not for patients with cancer in the brain that continued to grow. Some background NSCLC is the most common type...

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Is bevacizumab a safe and effective treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy in Hungarian patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They found that this treatment combination was associated with improved patient survival. Some background The most common type of lung cancer is...

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Influenza vaccination and immune-checkpoint inhibitors – what are the risks to patients with cancer?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) on influenza vaccination in patients with cancer. They found that influenza vaccination is safe in these patients. Some background Immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are a new type of drug to treat cancer. ICIs can be effective in some advanced cancers, including...

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Small cell lung cancer: guidelines for treatment

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper provides an update on the current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of small-cell lung cancer. The paper summarized updates to immune therapy, systemic therapy, and radiotherapy. Some background Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for about 14% of all lung cancers. Nearly all of these cases are directly caused by...

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PET scanning for patients with small-cell lung cancer

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether PET scanning helps improve overall survival for patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). This study found that overall survival was significantly longer in patients with SCLC who had PET scanning. Some background Determining the disease stage for patients with SCLC is a key part of determining the...

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