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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 Screening Guidelines Exclude Patients
Changing smoking habits may require more sensitive lung cancer screening criteria to include as many high-risk individuals as possible.
Unlikelihood of Cure Did Not Reduce Chemo Use at End of Life
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.
Lung-RADS Reduces False Positives, But Also Sensitivity
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer following Lung-RADS criteria may reduce false positives, but it also decreases sensitivity.
CMS Issues Final LDCT Coverage Decision
CMS released their final decision for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT.
Lung Cancer and Diabetes: A Complex Affair
A new study clarifies the link between metformin and lung cancer. Perhaps not surprisingly, a smoking habit (or lack of it) substantially affects risk.
Metformin May Lower Lung Cancer Risk in Never Smokers
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.
Tarextumab Gets FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Lung, Pancreatic Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to tarextumab for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.
Oncogenic Drivers in Lung Cancer
From the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, this internationally renowned lung cancer expert discusses oncogenic driver mutations in lung cancer.
ASCO: Current and Upcoming Lung Cancer Research
Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan, Washington U at St. Louis, discusses patient screening, new research in targeted therapies, as well as the continued role of traditional chemotherapy in lung cancer.
ASCO: Controversies in the Treatment of Mesothelioma of the Pleura
In this exclusive video, Dr. Harvey Pass discusses surgery in mesothelioma of the pleura and other areas of disagreement.
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