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Combination of Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Therapy Holds Potential for Lung Cancer


An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) to more effectively control tumors in the chest with an acceptable risk of severe treatment-related side effects.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older


Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to research presented today at the 2017 Multidisciplinary...
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker Blood Test Shows Cancer Recurrence Months Before CT Scans


Results from a prospective clinical trial showed that a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect recurrences of lung cancer an average of six months before conventional imaging methods found evidence of recurrence.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Disparities Persist in Treatment and Survival of Early Stage Lung Cancer


Analysis of the largest American cancer database indicates that racial disparities persist in the treatment and outcomes of patients diagnosed with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Proton Therapy Offers New Treatment Possibility for Recurrent Lung Cancer


A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Profile of Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer More Variable Than Previously Understood


The genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are more complex and dynamic than previously thought.
15-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Personalized Medicine, Proton Therapy and More Advances in Lung Cancer Research to Be Featured at Symposium Next Week


The press program for next week’s 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium features research advances in lung cancer including immunotherapy, proton therapy and liquid biopsy, among others.
9-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Single, Escalated Dose of Brachytherapy Radiation May Be a Safe and Effective Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer


Results from a new prospective clinical trial indicate that high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy administered in a single, 19 Gray (Gy) treatment may be a safe and effective alternative to longer courses of HDR treatment for men with localized...
1-Mar-2017 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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