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Nine-gene MPI can provide accurate survival stratification in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

A nine-gene molecular prognostic index (MPI) for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was able to provide accurate survival stratification and could potentially inform the use of adjuvant therapy in patients struggling with the disease, according to a study published August 18 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Non-small cell [...]

Delay in treatment, missed diagnostic testing found among lung cancer patients

Study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery examines how long it takes to begin care and what steps are taken to determine appropriate treatment Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible [...]

Overcoming treatment resistance in lung cancer

A promising agent for the treatment of cancer has so far had little effect on the most common lung tumours, but new research from The University of Manchester has suggested how this resistance might be overcome. In two papers released in the journal PNAS, the research team examined factors which mean that the most common [...]

Lung cancer: final NICE guidance recommends Vargatef (nintedanib) in combination with docetaxel

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its final Technology Appraisal Guidance recommending Vargatef® (nintedanib) in combination with docetaxel as an option for use within the National Health Service (NHS).1 Nintedanib is the first triple angiokinase inhibitor licensed for the second-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma [...]

UK experts demand reinstigation of ‘shelved’ lung cancer awareness campaign

Clinicians working in the front-line of UK lung cancer services have today (Tuesday 21 July 2015) published an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, demanding clarity on the future of the Be Clear on Cancer lung cancer awareness campaign.1 Despite a nationwide DH funded campaign in [...]