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Lung Cancer

ASCO Endorses Lung Cancer Guidelines for Molecular Testing

ASCO has endorsed a clinical practice guideline from several associations on when to offer molecular testing for EGFR and ALK mutations in lung cancer patients.

Lung Cancer

Changing smoking habits may require more sensitive lung cancer screening criteria to include as many high-risk individuals as possible.

Patients with lung and colorectal cancer who understood that chemotherapy would not cure them were no less likely to receive chemotherapy at the end of life.

Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer following Lung-RADS criteria may reduce false positives, but it also decreases sensitivity.

CMS released their final decision for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT.

A new study clarifies the link between metformin and lung cancer. Perhaps not surprisingly, a smoking habit (or lack of it) substantially affects risk.

In patients with diabetes, the use of metformin did not reduce the risk of lung cancer overall, but the risk was reduced among patients who never smoked.

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to tarextumab for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.

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