Research & Education

Accelerated radiotherapy more efficient than current practice

Latest study recommends accelerated radiotherapy for un-resected NSCLC patients

DENVER – Radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy is increasingly being used in the curative treatment for un-resected non-small cell lung cancer

Canadian group gives guideline recommendations for lung cancer screening

Evidence-based recommendations available in October issue of JTO

DENVER – Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in Ontario.

Effect of obesity on patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Researchers find superior outcomes initially, but worse overall

DENVER – Obesity increases health risks for many things.

Need for national Canadian strategy for EGFR testing

Testing dropped once funding from pharmaceutical industry was discontinued

DENVER – Significant advances have taken place in the management of patients with advanced and metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) over t

Researchers find potential new target to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma

Study describes overexpression of Ephrin B2 in cell lines and tumors

DENVER – Malignant mesothelioma is a rare asbestos-associated malignancy with limited therapeutic options.

Study shows SBRT for Stage I NSCLC safe and effective

Data collected from 582 non-small cell lung cancer patients who underwent stereotactic body radiotherapy

DENVER – Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is considered the treatment of choice for early-stage non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if patients