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PET imaging before surgery reduces unnecessary lung surgery by half

New quantitative data suggests that 30% of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary.

New drug successful against crizotinib-resistant, ALK-positive lung cancer

A new drug, ceritinib, appears to be effective against advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, both in tumors that have become resistant to crizotinib and in those never treated with the older drug.

Immunotherapy data marks new era for treating lung cancer

Immunotherapy data marks new era for treating lung cancer

A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumor cells from evading the immune system.

Key protein identified that helps prevent lung cancer tumors from being destroyed

Eliminating the protein Mcl-1 could make radiation and chemotherapies more effective in treating the most common and deadly of all cancers, non-small cell lung cancer.

Significant discrepancies between FISH and IHC results for ALK testing in NSCLC

The findings of a recent study indicate that routine testing with both fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) may enhance the detection of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer.

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