Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers are a group of lung cancers that are named for the kinds of cells found in the cancer and how the cells look under a microscope. The three main types of non-small cell lung cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common kind of lung cancer.
Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts to slow cancer progression.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, have become important tools for managing non-small-cell lung cancer.
A new form of cancer fighting drug has been developed using the principles of the “Trojan Horse”.
Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare and one common form.
The Lung Cancer Master Protocol, the first precision medicine trial in lung cancer supported by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, is undergoing a major expansion to include patients with all non-small cell lung cancers -- which make up about 85 percent of all lung cancer diagnoses in the U.S.
QIAGEN N.V. today announced that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency has approved the therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit to allow its use as a companion diagnostic with Pfizer's VIZIMPRO (dacomitinib) for EGFR gene mutation-positive, inoperable or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and 4D pharma today announced a strategic collaboration to evaluate 4D's live biotherapeutic oncology pipeline across a range of cancer settings.
According to the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between the years 1995 and 2001 had 15 percent chance of being alive 5 years later. For patients with stage IV disease, describing cancer that has spread to distant sites beyond the original tumor, that statistic drops to 2 percent.
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system may be able to restore the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer by deleting or "knocking out" a gene in cancer tumors that helps the tumors develop resistance to the drugs.
The strategy for triggering the patient's own immune system to attack cancer, immunotherapy, is proving effective for more and more tumor types, although to varying degrees.
UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting treatment target.
UC San Francisco scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies.
Long thought to suppress cancer by slowing cellular metabolism, the protein complex AMPK also seemed to help some tumors grow, confounding researchers. Now, Salk Institute researchers have solved the long-standing mystery around why AMPK can both hinder and help cancer.
Researchers have developed a new nuclear medicine tracer that could improve diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.
Pfizer Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved LORBRENA, a third-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibitor for patients with ALK-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose disease has progressed on crizotinib and at least one other ALK inhibitor for metastatic disease; or whose disease has progressed on alectinib or ceritinib as the first ALK inhibitor therapy for metastatic disease.
Adding radiation therapy or surgery to systemic therapy for stage IV lung cancer patients whose cancer has spread to a limited number of sites can extend overall survival time significantly, according to new results from a multicenter, randomized, controlled phase II study. The findings were presented last week at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
The NRG Oncology clinical trial BR001 tested the hypothesis that stereotactic body radiotherapy could be used safely in oligometastatic patients with multiple metastases.
Patients with an aggressive form of advanced breast cancer can benefit from immunotherapy when used in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment, according to the results of a large international Phase III clinical trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by a researcher at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Forbius, a clinical stage company developing biotherapeutics targeting EGFR and TGF-β pathways, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2a trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of AVID100 in patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors overexpress epidermal growth factor receptor.
A new program project grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund research by the Translational Center of Excellence for Lung Cancer Immunology at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania to improve the effectiveness of chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy at fighting solid tumors.