Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy May Highlight Neoadjuvant Treatment's Use in Lung Cancer

January 25, 2021

The radiographic and pathologic responses that have been seen with checkpoint inhibitors in lung cancer bodes well for the use of neoadjuvant therapy. However, the relationship between response and long-term outcomes, specifically with regard to overall survival, will have to be teased out before they become standard practice, explained David Spigel, MD.

Lung-Sparing Nodule Resection Needs Multidisciplinary Approach in Lung Cancer

January 25, 2021

Although lung-sparing lung nodule resection in the form of lesser resection is available to some patients with lung cancer, it is critical to tailor surgical interventions based on pathologic assessment results, said Henning Gaissert, MD, who added that utilizing a multimodal approach to treatment can help alleviate some of the burden of treatment selection.

More Targets Discovered, More Molecular Testing Needed in Lung Cancer

January 09, 2021

Molecular testing is a critical component of the treatment selection process in lung cancer, as a host of effective drugs have since been developed to target alterations such as ALK, ROS1, and RET, according to Yujie Zhao, MD, PhD, who added that the integration of RNA-based sequencing into these strategies could potentially provide further benefit to patients.

Adjuvant Osimertinib Approved for EGFR-Positive Lung Cancer

December 19, 2020

The FDA has approved osimertinib (Tagrisso) for use as an adjuvant treatment following tumor resection in patients with non–small cell lung cancer whose tumors harbor EGFR exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

Lung Cancer Advancements Continue, Despite COVID-19

December 03, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has become another potential complication for patients with lung cancer, said Mark G. Kris, MD, who added that although the pandemic has disrupted patient care, it has yet to stunt scientific collaboration.