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Clinical Outcomes of Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Patients can Be Classified by New Algorithms

Two research teams have developed models for classifying the clinical outcomes of patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using mass spectrometry techniques . Currently, clinicians do not have adequate methods for determining which patients will benefit from treatment with certain drugs. Th...

Cisplatin-very Effective Than Carboplatin in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Some patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have slightly higher survival rates when treated with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin than another platinum-based drug carboplatin, according to a study in the June 6 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The authors conclude that c...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

... who have a different type of NSCLC called squamous cell. ALIMTA is approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with advanced nonsquamous nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a specific type of NSCLC, to maintain the effect of initial treatment with chemotherapy and whose disease has not worsened. ...

Lilly Receives Fourth FDA Approval for ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection)

...ts who have a different type of NSCLC called squamous cell. ALIMTA is approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with advanced nonsquamous nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a specific type of NSCLC, to maintain the effect of initial treatment with chemotherapy and whose disease has not worsened. ...

Measuring medicine: How new technologies could help doctors predict patient outcomes

...ype cancers to gefitinib and cetuximab: Abstract 4958 Researchers have discovered a biomarker in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) wild-type nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines. This so-called amphiregulin autocrine loop appears to predict r...

Small Doses Of Radiation Can Help Certain Lung Cancer Patients

...agnosed early, this rate can reach up to 60 percent. Original Article: "Unexpected Long-Term Survival after Low-Dose Palliative Radiotherapy for nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer," Michael P. Mac Manus, Jane P. Matthews, Morikatsu Wada, Andrew Wirth, Valentina Worotniuk, CANCER; Published Online: January 23, 20...
Nonsmall in Biological News

Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer

... prevention," said Dr. Cho. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the world and is also the most frequently diagnosed solid tumor. nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) constitutes over 75 percent of lung cancers and has an average overall 35-year survival rate of 14 percent. Earlier studies h...
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