News tagged with gefitinib

Need for national Canadian strategy for EGFR testing

Significant advances have taken place in the management of patients with advanced and metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) over the last 5 years. Traditionally, all advanced NSCLC patients were treated in a similar ...

Jul 25, 2013
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Tumors with ALK rearrangements can harbor more mutations

The identification of potentially targetable kinase mutations has been an exciting advancement in lung cancer treatment. Although the mutations driving many lung carcinomas remain unknown, approximately 50 percent of lung ...

Apr 22, 2013
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Study reveals mechanism of lung-cancer drug resistance

New research published in Nature Medicine indicates that targeted drugs such as gefitinib might more effectively treat non-small cell lung cancer if they could be combined with agents that block certain microRNAs.

Jan 19, 2012
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