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Necitumumab (Portrazza) Approved for Lung Cancer in US

The novel product, a monoclonal antibody against EGFR, is approved for use with chemotherapy in patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Pembrolizumab Not So Hot (Yet) for Breast Cancer

Checkpoint inhibition has been notably successful in melanoma, lung cancer, and other malignancies. The story about its use in breast cancer is developing.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Fate of new cancer drug is uncertain in Netherlands, as institute deems it too costly

The future of a newly licensed drug to treat lung cancer hangs in the balance in the Netherlands after the country’s National Health Care Institute (ZIN) found that its cost would be €134 000 (£97 000; $150 000) per quality adjusted life year (QALY) saved. This would be the first time in the Netherlands for a drug not to be reimbursed for financial reasons.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Fate of new cancer drug is uncertain in Netherlands, as institute deems it too costly

The future of a newly licensed drug to treat lung cancer hangs in the balance in the Netherlands after the country’s National Health Care Institute (ZIN) found that its cost would be €134 000 (£97 000; $150 000) per quality adjusted life year (QALY) saved. This would be the first time in the Netherlands for a drug not to be reimbursed for financial reasons.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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EU Thumbs Up for Osimertinib and Necitumumab for NSCLC

European Medicines Agency has recommended approval of two new agents that are used in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is EGFR-positive.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Thyroid Metastasis From Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

While the thyroid is an unusual site of lung cancer metastasis, this case demonstrates that given a known history of malignant disease, the finding of a new thyroid mass should be promptly evaluated.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Cancer

Get up-to-date on the ties that bind these two lethal diseases.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Common Skin Problems With EGFR-TKIs Used for Lung Cancer

In patients treated with EGFR-TKIs for lung cancer, the most common skin problems are acne-like lesions, itching, dry skin, and nail bed inflammation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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More Targetable Genotypes in Younger Lung Cancer Patients

Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients under age 50 years are more likely than their older counterparts to have targetable genomic alterations, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT remains the subject of controversy. What do current guidelines recommend?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Distinct Profile of Lung Cancer in Young Patients

Do young patients with lung cancer represent a distinct patient subgroup? Dr Jack West comments on a new study exploring this question.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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GPs in UK follow lung cancer guidelines less closely than in other countries, study finds

GPs in the United Kingdom adhere less closely to lung cancer guidelines than those working in other countries but show similar or better adherence to guidelines on colorectal cancer, a study of six similar countries has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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GPs in UK follow lung cancer guidelines less closely than in other countries, study finds

GPs in the United Kingdom adhere less closely to lung cancer guidelines than those working in other countries but show similar or better adherence to guidelines on colorectal cancer, a study of six similar countries has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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GPs in UK follow lung cancer guidelines less closely than in other countries, study finds

GPs in the United Kingdom adhere less closely to lung cancer guidelines than those working in other countries but show similar or better adherence to guidelines on colorectal cancer, a study of six similar countries has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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TV Ads for Lung Cancer Drug Are Needed, Says BMS

Oncologists have not been treating some second-line lung cancers aggressively enough, so Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is trying to 'mobilize' patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Osimertinib Okayed in Europe for Lung Cancer Subgroup

The drug was fast tracked because it addresses an unmet need in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Predictors of Inappropriate Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

Are patients with metastatic lung cancer receiving more radiation fractions than recommended?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Early Data for Combo Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

Phase 1 results showed antitumor activity with a combination of investigational checkpoint inhibitors, but toxicity was 'substantial.'  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Saliva Test for Lung Cancer

A new saliva-based test is able to detect circulating tumor DNA and is about to move into clinical trials.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago