Medications

Potential drug treatment for particular type of lung-cancer

The effectiveness of cancer treatment is often hampered by cancer cells being heterogeneous. This is the case for EGFR-mutated lung cancer: drugs based on biomolecules of a type known as tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) have ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeted drug for lung cancer approved for NHS use in England

In two decisions published today, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the drug osimertinib (Tagrisso) to treat some adults in England with advanced lung cancer whose cancer tests positive ...

Medications

Origin of resistance to lung-cancer drug discovered

Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Nature Communications that AXL, a protein belonging to the class of receptor tyrosine kinases, causes some lung cancer patients to have an intrinsic resistance to the drug osimertinib. ...