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Better outcomes were achieved with combinations of experimental new drugs targeting common and rare tumour mutations.
Repotrectinib led to tumor shrinkage in 79% of patients who had not previously used a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
After three bouts with lymphoma, Art Chandler now faced lung cancer. Here’s why he pursued proton therapy, a type of radiation treatment.
Adding checkpoint inhibitors to chemotherapy before surgery and continuing them alone afterward reduces the risk of recurrence and death.
Annual screening is now recommended for current and former smokers ages 50 to 80, regardless of whether they quit.
“This year, nearly 250,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer,” begins the White House proclamation by President Biden.
Progress in early screening and diagnostics for lung cancer, plus smoking cessation programs to help reduce health disparities
A ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars could save 650,000 lives in 40 years, notably in the Black community.
People who received the targeted therapy after surgery were less likely to experience recurrence or brain metastasis.
The checkpoint inhibitor is now indicated for pre- and post-surgery treatment of Stage II or III non-small-cell lung cancer.
Other studies focused on bladder cancer, prostate cancer and liquid biopsies.
Artificial intelligence–backed chatbots can provide accurate info about cancer—but also include errors and omissions, two studies show.
“I’ve gotten pretty good at bouncing back,” writes Dann Wonser after getting kicked out of a cancer clinical trial and facing chemo.
Researchers say findings are “very concerning,” noting that smoking prevalence is not higher among young women.
“I’ll Take Door No. 3, Monty,” jokes cancer blogger Dann Wonser about possible health issues he’s facing, as if he gets to choose.
Cancer advocates say the bill will ensure more patients, notably people of color, can access biomarker testing and the right treatment.
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