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New study tests ability of natural language processing to search lung cancer patients’ records for treatable mutations.
Multipronged approach eliminated treatment gaps between black and white patients and improved overall treatment rates.
Researchers say the biomarker could help noninvasively diagnose precancerous lung growths and distinguish them from benign nodules.
Checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, alone or in combination with chemotherapy, shows promise for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
Tecentriq plus chemotherapy and Avastin delays disease progression and death.
Cancer today feels like AIDS in the mid-1990s.
In non-small cell lung cancer, new drugs like brigatinib and crizotinib can dramatically shrink tumors with an ALK alteration.
Lorlatinib shrinks tumors in half of patients previously treated with older ALK inhibitors.
Immunotherapy combination reduced the risk of death by 36 percent compared with chemotherapy alone.
Median overall survival was 15.9 for the combination versus 11.3 months for chemotherapy alone.
Treatment with Opdivo appears to work well for HIV-positive people in small study.
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