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17-04-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

Conflicting data reported on immunotherapy benefit for older NSCLC patients

The overall survival benefit of immunotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer is unclear according to two studies with contradictory results presented at the European Lung Cancer Congress 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

16-04-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

CheckMate 451: Maintenance immunotherapy fails to improve SCLC survival

Maintenance treatment with nivolumab, either given alone or alongside ipilimumab, does not prolong the overall survival of patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer, the CheckMate 451 investigators have found.

12-04-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

ALK resistance mutations predict lorlatinib efficacy in NSCLC patients progressing on ALK–TKIs

Lorlatinib is more efficacious against non-small-cell lung cancer with versus without ALK resistance mutations in patients with disease progression after at least one second-generation ALK–tyrosine kinase inhibitor, suggests research.

12-04-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

KEYNOTE-042 leads to first-line pembrolizumab approval for stage III NSCLC

Read more on this FDA announcement here

12-04-2019 | Oncology | Highlight | Article

Lung cancer screening benefits increase over time

The Multicentric Italian Lung Detection study findings indicate that extending lung cancer screening beyond 5 years boosts the survival benefits associated with early disease detection.

10-04-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

Clinical value of genotyping cfDNA demonstrated in advanced NSCLC setting

The NILE study has shown the noninferiority of cell-free DNA analysis, so-called liquid biopsy, to the standard of care for identifying targetable biomarkers in individuals with treatment-naïve metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.

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