Research & Education

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.

CEO Statement - IASLC Applauds US Pharmacy’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Aurora, CO – CVS Caremark, a US-based pharmacy chain, announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1.

Early Study Suggests Sputum-Based Biomarkers May Add to Benefit of Screening

Testing May Improve Diagnosis of Lung Cancer in Smokers

DENVER – Researchers have found that analysis of microRNAs (miRNAs) in sputum increases the specificity of lung cancer screening with low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT).

Study Shows that Gene Signature Identifies High-Risk Patients with Early-Stage NSCLC

DENVER – Researchers have shown that testing for a specific collection of genes in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue accurately predicts prognosis.

Clinicians Rate Patients with Lung Cancer with Poorer Quality of Life

Comparison with Patients with Other Types of Cancer

DENVER – Advances have been made in the treatment of lung cancer, but the disease continues to be a challenge to treat, primarily because of a high number of people who have late-stage cancer at the time of diagnosis, the likelihood of poor outcomes, and a greater symptom burden.

Early Study Shows that Two Targeted Drugs with Chemotherapy Is Safe and Effective in Advanced NSCLC

Cetuximab and Bevacizumab Added to Chemotherapy

DENVER – A phase II study is the first to show that adding two targeted therapy drugs to the standard chemotherapy regimen is safe and effective as first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...

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