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DENVER, Colo. – Adding the monoclonal antibody bevacizumab to chemotherapy treatment for patients with surgically removed non-small cell lung cancer did not improve overall survival, according to research presented today at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) hosted by the International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) in Denver.

DENVER, Colo. — Oncology researchers must “lace up our running shoes,” to keep up with the fast pace of lung cancer research, said Dr. David R. Gandara, Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Senior Advisor to the Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, Calif.

DENVER, Colo. – If cancer patients are to receive optimal treatment, clinicians must have an accurate histologic classification of the tumor and know its genetic characteristics, said William D. Travis, M.D., attending thoracic pathologist, Department of Pathology, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Travis made his remarks today at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) hosted by the International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

DENVER, Colo. – The publication of the Eighth Edition of the Tumor, Node and Metastasis (TNM) Classification of Lung Cancer will provide physicians around the world access to new data to more precisely stage and treat cases of lung cancer. That data, collected by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee and presented at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center, will be published in 2016.

DENVER, Colo. — “Despite tremendous advances in treating lung cancer, there is still no specific, diagnostic approach available to treat women,” said Dr. Silvia Novello, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Turin-Italy. Dr. Novello made her remarks while opening the press briefing today at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) hosted by the International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), which covered many topics including a new edition of the TNM Staging System, the new WHO Classification on Tumors of the Lung and increases in the number of lung cancer in patients who never smoked.

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. MDT to reveal findings from key abstracts detailing advances in lung cancer study and research. Full presentations of these abstracts and other lung cancer study advancements will take place throughout the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC).

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