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Evaluating treatment outcomes of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in patients with small and moderate-sized brain metastases.

Evaluating treatment outcomes of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in patients with small and moderate-sized brain metastases.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (FSRT) for patients with small and moderate-sized brain metastases (BM). The data showed that FSRT was safe and effective in patients with BM of any size with excellent local control. Some background Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is...

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Air Pollution Links to Lung Cancer

Air Pollution Links to Lung Cancer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2022 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

While smoking remains the primary cause of lung cancer, 10 – 20% of people who develop non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) never smoked. NSCLC in non-smokers happens more often to women, and at an earlier age, than it does in smokers.  What would cause cancer to develop without smoking? [1] One theory is that environmental factors,...

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Evaluating the impact of immunetherapy on COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer.

Evaluating the impact of immunetherapy on COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) on COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer. The data showed that the use of ICI treatment before COVID-19 infection does not affect the disease severity or survival outcomes. This study supports the continued use of ICIs in cancer patients during the pandemic. Some...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of sugemalimab after chemoradiotherapy in patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of sugemalimab after chemoradiotherapy in patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of sugemalimab (Cejemly) after treatment with concurrent or sequential chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that sugemalimab significantly increased the survival without cancer worsening with manageable...

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Biomarkers, Combination Therapy, and Lung Cancer

Biomarkers, Combination Therapy, and Lung Cancer

Posted by on Aug 31, 2022 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

KRAS, one gene present in some cancers, was considered “undruggable” for years.[1] Mutated KRAS is an important target for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because it’s present in 20-25% of cases.[2]  Finally, one drug, sotorasib (Lumakras), is approved to treat one mutant form of KRAS gene, KRAS G12C.[3] This mutation appears in...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitor with or without radiotherapy for the treatment of patients with oligometastatic EGFR-mutated NSCLC.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitor with or without radiotherapy for the treatment of patients with oligometastatic EGFR-mutated NSCLC.

Posted by on May 31, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) with or without radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of patients with oligometastatic (OM) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) having genetic mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The data showed that TKI plus RT was safe and...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of sugemalimab plus platinum-based chemotherapy for first-line treatment of metastatic squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of sugemalimab plus platinum-based chemotherapy for first-line treatment of metastatic squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety outcomes of sugemalimab (Cejemly) in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic squamous (Sq) and non-squamous (non-Sq) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that sugemalimab plus platinum-based chemotherapy...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of patient-reported outcome-based symptom management versus usual care in patients after lung cancer surgery.

Evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of patient-reported outcome-based symptom management versus usual care in patients after lung cancer surgery.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and feasibility of patient-reported outcome (PRO)-based symptom management versus usual care in patients after lung cancer surgery. The data showed that PRO-based symptom management after lung cancer surgery showed lower symptom burden and fewer complications than usual care for up to 4 weeks after...

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Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Vacations for Adult Cancer Patients: Update

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Two of our most popular previous blog posts described free vacation opportunities for adults with cancer. Given the uncertainty of the past two years, we thought it was time for an update.  Here is a short list of organizations that have made it their mission to provide needed respite to those affected by cancer. Each has been verified to have...

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Evaluating the effectiveness of immunotherapy in advanced lung cancer with and without brain metastases.

Evaluating the effectiveness of immunotherapy in advanced lung cancer with and without brain metastases.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of immunotherapy in advanced lung cancer (LC) patients with and without brain metastases (BMs). The data showed that immunotherapy significantly improved overall survival in LC patients with and without BMs. Some background In 20-40% of patients with advanced LC, the cancer spreads from the lung to...

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Which sequence of treatment should be given first – local or systemic treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and brain metastases?

Which sequence of treatment should be given first – local or systemic treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and brain metastases?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated which sequence of treatment should be given first, local or systemic (whole-body) treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases (BMs). The data showed that systemic treatment followed by local treatment was associated with longer survival for patients with NSCLC and BM. Some...

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Is chemotherapy after surgery followed by atezolizumab a good treatment option in patients with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer?

Is chemotherapy after surgery followed by atezolizumab a good treatment option in patients with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2022 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) versus best supportive care after chemotherapy in patients with resected early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study showed atezolizumab is effective and has better outcomes than best supportive in these...

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