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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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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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Combining the old and the new – Can combination therapy improve cancer treatment?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at combining therapies designed to stimulate the immune system with chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced lung cancer. The authors concluded that a combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors and chemotherapy is effective and tolerable at treating these patients. Some background Many tumor cells have proteins...

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Ipilimumab with paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line therapy in extensive disease small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of ipilimumab (Yervoy) in combination with chemotherapy in the treatment of extensive disease small-cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC). Some background Ipilimumab is a drug used to modify the behavior of the immune system. Ipilimumab acts against regulatory immune cells (cells that inhibit the action of...

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