Research & Education

Characteristics of Lung Cancers arising in Germline EGFR T790M Mutation Carriers and Relationship to Smoking Status

DENVER –Two studies are providing new insight into germline epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation in familial non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

IASLC Strongly Supports the Introduction of the New European Tobacco Products Directive to Make Smoking Less Attractive

DENVER - The leadership of the IASLC is pleased to see the European Parliament’s decision on a new European Tobacco Products Directive and hopes to see swift adoption of the text by the Council of Ministers.

Novel Assay Developed for Detecting ALK Rearrangement in NSCLC

Technique Offers Benefit over Currently Available Methods

DENVER – Researchers have developed a novel technique for detecting ALK rearrangements in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that is more sensitive and easier to perform than currently available techniques.

Hormone Therapy Linked to Better Survival after Lung Cancer Diagnosis in Women

DENVER – Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may be a factor in this difference.

Significant Discrepancies between FISH and IHC Results for ALK Testing

Results Support Need for Combined Testing

DENVER –The findings of a recent study indicate that routine testing with both fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) may enhance the detection of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

High Frequency of EGFR Mutations Found in Asian Population

High Rate across all Asian Subgroups

DENVER – Adenocarcinoma histology, female sex, never-smoking status, and Asian ethnicity have been considered the most important factors associated with EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer and response to EGFR inhibitors.

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