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26-06-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

First-line stereotactic radiosurgery an option for brain metastases in SCLC

Patients with small-cell lung cancer and brain metastases may benefit from first-line treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery, suggest findings from the FIRE-SCLC study.

26-06-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Lung cancer patient-specific factors ‘greatest determinants’ of COVID-19 severity

The burden of severe COVID-19 tends to be high in people with lung cancer, with patient-specific factors having the greatest impact on severity, indicates a chart review from a single center.

25-06-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

On-target TRK inhibitor safety profile highlighted

TRK inhibitor therapy has a “unique” profile of adverse events, suggests a review of lung cancer and other oncology patients attending the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA.

23-06-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

First-line pembrolizumab–chemotherapy prolongs PFS in extensive-stage SCLC

Patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer derive a progression-free survival benefit from first-line treatment with pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy, show phase 3 KEYNOTE-604 trial findings.

15-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

PD-1 blockade may not adversely affect COVID-19 outcomes

Treatment with PD-1 inhibitors does not appear to worsen the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with lung cancer, suggests a single-center analysis.

01-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Larotrectinib response best with NTRK fusion mutations

Solid tumor patients with NTRK fusion mutations experience “robust and durable responses” to treatment with larotrectinib, but those with other types of NTRK alterations derive “limited benefit” from the selective TRK inhibitor, investigators say.

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