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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

First-Line Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy Significantly Improves Outcomes in Advanced NSCLC

Oct. 9, 2016 — The addition of PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab to standard first-line chemotherapy for treatment-naïve advanced non-small-cell lung cancer significantly improves response rates and progression-free ... read more

Ceritinib Provides Longer Progression-Free Survival Than Chemotherapy in Phase III Trial of ALK Rearranged Lung Cancer Treatment

Oct. 9, 2016 — Ceritinib provides longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy in crizotinib-pre-treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer harbouring an ALK rearrangement, according to results of the ... read more

Significant Survival Gains With Atezolizumab Vs Docetaxel for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Oct. 9, 2016 — The first phase III study of PD-L1 inhibitor  atezolizumab in previously-treated non-small-cell lung cancer has seen significant improvements in survival compared to standard chemotherapy, ... read more

Phase I Study of Novel Anti-Cancer Drug Uses Tumour mRNA Expression to Identify Responders

Oct. 8, 2016 — The first-in-human dose escalation study of the pan-FGFR (fibroblast growth factor receptor) inhibitor BAY 1163877 in patients with treatment-refractory locally advanced or metastatic solid tumours ... read more

Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Prior to Surgery Is Safe, Feasible in Early Lung Cancer

Oct. 7, 2016 — Neoadjuvant immunotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab is safe and feasible prior to surgery for early lung cancer, researchers ... read more

Bladder Cancer Research Rife With New Approaches

Oct. 4, 2016 — The FDA approval of Tecentriq ushered in the first new treatment for advanced bladder cancer in 30 ... read more

Blood Pressure Drug May Boost Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment

Sep. 27, 2016 — A blood pressure drug may make a type of lung cancer treatment more effective, suggests a new study. Almost 2 million people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year worldwide and it is the top ... read more

Advances in Radiation Therapy Have Improved Survival Rates for Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Sep. 26, 2016 — A new analysis of records in the Veteran's Affairs Central Cancer Registry demonstrates a clear positive impact of the increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treat ... read more

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

Unexpected Cause of Mutation in Cancer Identified

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers looking for a missing cause of a common type of mutation in breast cancer cells have uncovered the biochemical culprit and found that it may also be a general source of mutation in other ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A novel multi-potent drug removes arginine from the blood and kills cancer cells, report scientists. Arginine is an essential amino acid for the growth of cancer ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — A novel cancer treatment has been developed that halts fat synthesis in cells, stunting tumors, report researchers. Cells create their own fat molecules to build their plasma membranes and other ... read more

Drug-Loaded Synthetic Nanoparticles Can Distinguish Lung Cancer Cells from Healthy Cells

Sep. 15, 2016 — A synthetic polymer that can transport a drug into lung cancer cells without going inside of normal lung cells has now been successfully developed by scientists, a new report ... read more

Ginger, Chili Peppers Could Work Together to Lower Cancer Risk

Sep. 7, 2016 — For many people, there's nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, might cause cancer. Now ... read more

Accumulation of a Product of Cell Metabolism Found to Be Linked With Kidney Tumor Growth

Aug. 31, 2016 — Researchers have shown that when the metabolite fumarate accumulates in a hereditary form of renal cancer it leads to an epigenetic reprogramming that drives cancer. The tumor growth mechanism seen ... read more

Having Children at Home Did Not Prompt Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke

Aug. 30, 2016 — New findings show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung ... read more

Aug. 27, 2016 — It is possible to use a newly-developed epigenetic test called EPICUP® to find out what type of primary tumor is responsible for the metastasis in the patient in cancer of unknown primary cases, ... read more

Targeting Low-Oxygen Patches Inside Lung Cancer Tumors Could Help Prevent Drug Resistance

Aug. 25, 2016 — With the right treatment schedule, medications known as hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs) could help prevent drug resistance in a subtype of lung cancer, according to a ... read more

Insights on Lung Micro-Environment Explain Why Cancer Spreads to the Lungs

Aug. 25, 2016 — The same mechanisms that that prevent people from having an inflammatory response to harmless environmental exposures in day-to-day life could also all allow rogue cancer cells to spread to the ... read more

Oxygen Can Impair Cancer Immunotherapy in Mice

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a mechanism in mice by which anticancer immune responses are inhibited within the lungs, a common site of metastasis for many ... read more

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