Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Osimertinib bests platinum-pemetrexed in T790M+ NSCLC

(HealthDay)—Osimertinib is more effective than platinum-pemetrexed therapy in patients with T790M-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer whose disease has progressed during first-line epidermal growth factor receptor ...

Dec 08, 2016
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In cancer immunotherapy, one PD-L1 test to rule them all?

Clinical trials have proven the power of immunotherapies targeting PD-L1 or PD-1 in a range of cancers. However, these same trials show that only some patients benefit - tumors must depend on PD-L1 to be affected when medicines ...

Dec 01, 2016
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Non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is any type of epithelial lung cancer other than small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). As a class, NSCLCs are relatively insensitive to chemotherapy, compared to small cell carcinoma. When possible, they are primarily treated by surgical resection with curative intent, although chemotherapy is increasingly being used both pre-operatively (neoadjuvant chemotherapy) and post-operatively (adjuvant chemotherapy).

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