Research & Education

Increased overall survival for advanced stage NSCLC patients is associated with availability of less toxic chemotherapy.

DENVER – A 10-year population-based study shows that increased availability of better systemic chemo- and targeted-therapies for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) coincides with increased usage of these therapies. This in turn leads to a significant increase in overall survival.

ROS1 gene fusions are found in 2.4% of Asian patients with lung adenocarcinoma and are associated with young age at diagnosis.

DENVER – ROS1 fusion genes were successfully detected independent of gender or smoking history in young East Asian patients with lung adenocarcinoma, a histological subgroup in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), using multiplex reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) diagnostic tests.

Número récord de resúmenes para LALCA 2014 Enviado.

Record Number of Abstracts for LALCA 2014 Submitted (Spanish)

DENVER – La Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Cáncer de Pulmón (IASLC en Ingles) se complace en anunciar que han sido enviados un número record de abstractos científicos para la 6th Conferencia Latinoamericana de Cáncer de Pulmón (LALCA en Ingles). Con 151 abstractos registrados parece que LALCA 2014 se va a convertir en una gran conferencia científica y educadora.

Record Number of Abstracts for LALCA 2014 Submitted.

DENVER – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is pleased to announce that there have been a record number of scientific abstracts for the 6th Latin American Conference on Lung Cancer (LALCA). With 151 submissions, this looks to be a great conference for science and education in Latin America.

Improved diagnostic performance of low-dose computed tomography screening

DENVER - Investigators of the COSMOS (Continuous Observation of SMOking Subjects) study show good compliance and patient survival outcomes using a 5-year low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening protocol in individuals at high-risk of developing lung cancer. This protocol had fewer patients requiring further diagnostic follow-up compared to other studies, including the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST), with a minimal number of incorrect diagnoses.

No long-term anxiety or distress associated with low-dose computed tomography screening

DENVER - Examination and review of several studies that evaluated patient-centered outcomes for individuals undergoing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer found that screening does not appear to significantly influence overall health-related quality of life or result in long-term changes in anxiety or distress, but that positive results in the short-term, do increase distress levels.