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Treating non-small cell lung cancers that have spread.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is about how to diagnose, treat, and follow up on non-small cell lung cancer cases that have spread through the body. The paper overall noted that non-small cell lung cancer which has spread is often very aggressive and hard to treat, and that methods of treatment are still being developed.   Some background Non-small...

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Erlotinib in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if using the medication erlotinib (Tarceva) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer improved survival. The study found that using erlotinib was safe, and may reduce the need for radical surgery in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Some background Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is...

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Adding local therapy to EGFR inhibitor treatment for lung cancer that has spread to the liver

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if adding extra treatment targeted to the liver alongside treatment with EGFR inhibitors helped in patients with lung cancer that had spread to the liver. The study found that adding the extra treatment meant the patients survived longer compared to treatment with EGFR inhibitors alone. Some background...

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Using radiotherapy on the head to prevent lung cancer spreading to the brain

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to see how using radiotherapy on the brain impacts patients who have surgery for lung cancer. The study found that by using radiotherapy on the brain, the patients survived longer, and were less likely to have the cancer spread to their brain. Some background Small cell lung cancer is a type of lung cancer that responds...

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Does a high level of white blood cells before surgery impact outcome in patients with lung cancer

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if having a high number of a particular white blood cell before surgery was related to a worse outcome in patients with lung cancer. The study found that having a high number of white blood cells before surgery was related to a worse outcome after surgery. Some background White blood cells are the cells of...

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Is there a link between radiation therapy and future heart problems in patients with small-cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the link between cardiac (heart) events in the years after radiation therapy in patients with small-cell lung cancer. The authors concluded that there is a long-term risk of cardiac events in patients treated with a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Some background There have been several reports...

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Comparing different chemotherapy combinations to improve treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at a combination of irinotecan (Camptosar) and platinum-based drugs, for treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. The authors concluded that this combination has the potential to improve the outcomes for these patients.   Some background Extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) is...

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