We are pleased to provide highlights of important and potentially practice-changing developments in immunotherapy of nonâ€“small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) presented at the 2022 annual meetings of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). In this print supplement, we will summarize pivotal clinical [ Read More ]
Researchers and clinicians continue to make advances in the treatment of cancer. In 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many exciting developments in biomarker testing and other diagnostics, treatment approaches and targets, and other aspects of cancer care.
Data from the TRACERx lung study suggest that circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) may be a biomarker for the detection of postsurgical minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with nonâ€“small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), suggesting which patients are at increased risk for disease relapse and will require more aggressive adjuvant therapy.
Tumor expression of PD-L1 has consistently predicted Âresponse and survival outcomes in nonâ€“small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), whereas the role of PD-L1 in immune cells is unclear, said ÂEdward B. Garon, MD, Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, at the 2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium.
For the second time this month, the FDA has given an approval to Genentechâ€™s PD-L1 inhibitor, Tecentriq. On March 18, 2019, the FDA awarded the immunotherapy agent, Tecentriq (atezolizumab; Genentech), in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide), approval for the first-line treatment of adults with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). [ Read More ]
The PD-L1 inhibitor durvaluÂmab (Imfinzi) showed an overall survival benefit in patients with unresectable stage III nonâ€“small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the phase 3 PACIFIC trial.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. More than 85% of cases of the disease are classified as nonâ€“small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with a predicted 5-year survival rate of 16%.1 The battle against lung cancer entered a new era with the identification of actionable genomic aberrations in [ Read More ]
Recent guidelines call for molecular testing for 2 specific actionable alterations in any patient with nonâ€“small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with an adenocarcinoma component: EGFR mutation and ALK fusion. Testing should be performed at the time of diagnosis. A case demonstrating standard of care for the management of a patient [ Read More ]
Implementing a clinical pathway for stage IV nonâ€“small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) led to a reduction in chemotherapy drug charges at the Cleveland Clinic, reported James Stevenson, MD. A pathway for the management of patients with nonsquamous EGFR wild-type, ALK-negative stage IV NSCLC was developed between October 2013 and July 2014. [ Read More ]
Targeted treatments have proved to be clinically successful and represent the realization of personalized medicineâ€™s potential. In nonâ€“small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), molecularly targeted treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as erlotinib and gefitinib have shown dramatic responses in patients with activating mutations.1-3 EGFR [ Read More ]