News tagged with nsclc

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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Researchers use immunocytochemistry to determine ALK status

Personalized medicine in lung cancer relies on the identification and characterization of cancer biomarkers and the availability of accurate detection systems and therapies for those biomarkers. The standard procedure for ...

Jul 01, 2013
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Study shows SBRT for stage I NSCLC safe and effective

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is considered the treatment of choice for early-stage non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if patients are inoperable because of additional medical conditions. This is based on several ...

Jul 01, 2013
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Targeted therapy boosts lung cancer outcomes

–Thousands of patients with an advanced form of lung cancer that carries a specific dysfunctional gene are likely to fare better if treated with a targeted therapy than with traditional chemotherapy, report Dana-Farber ...

Jun 01, 2013
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