Research & Education

ELCC 2014: Immunotherapy Data Heralds New Era of Lung Cancer Treatment

A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using a new class of drugs that can prevent tumour cells from evading the immune system.

ELCC 2014: Mutational Spectrum of Patients Enrolled Into GALAXY-1 Study

A team of UK and USA researchers, led by Prof. Dean Fennell of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Department, University Hospital of Leicester, UK, performed a prospective exploratory liquid biopsy analysis with the aim of identifying somatic mutations in plasma as predictors of clinical outcome with ganetespib in the GALAXY-1 trial.

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).

Erlotinib and Gefitinib Offer Similar Benefit in NSCLC with EGFR Mutation

First Direct Comparison of Drugs in this Population

DENVER – A retrospective study has shown that two targeted therapy drugs achieved similar outcomes among people with metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an EGFR mutation.

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.

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.