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Understanding the Links Between Lung Cancer, COPD, and Emphysema

A better delineation of the relationships these three entities may lead to significant improvements in the effectiveness of lung cancer screening programs, and to reductions in the morbidity and mortality associated with these deadly diseases.

Lung Cancer

Computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer could lead to increased rates of smoking cessation in a high-risk population, with this “teachable moment” extending even to those with negative scan results.

Five-year results of a single-institution study show that proton beam radiotherapy given concurrently with chemotherapy offers promising clinical outcomes with good toxicity results compared with historical data.

A phase III trial failed to demonstrate superiority of eribulin over treatment of physician’s choice in patients with heavily pretreated non–small-cell lung cancer.

Once-daily RT given concurrently with chemotherapy showed no difference in survival compared with the twice-daily standard in small-cell lung cancer.

Holocaust survivors have a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer, in particular colorectal and lung cancers.

Proton-beam therapy was found to be safe for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer in the first prospective registry study of the therapy, with only a small number of high-grade toxicities.

Nivolumab did not extend progression-free survival over chemotherapy in the first-line setting in patients with PD-L1–positive advanced non–small-cell lung cancer, according to results of an open-label phase III trial.

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