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IMPRESS study shows continuing tyrosine kinase inhibitors after progression not effective

IMPRESS study shows continuing tyrosine kinase inhibitors after progression not effective

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer and resistance to gefitinib do not experience any significant improvement with gefitinib.

Lung infections may lessen chance of detecting lung cancer

Lung infections may lessen chance of detecting lung cancer

Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, and regions with locally-endemic infectious lung diseases pose an added hurdle for lung cancer detection.

For otherwise healthy patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), conventional surgery may cause fewer complications

For otherwise healthy patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), conventional surgery may cause fewer complications

Patients who undergo traditional surgery for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer fare better in the long-term.

Chest radiation may be useful for combating advanced lung cancers

Chest radiation may be useful for combating advanced lung cancers

The addition of chest radiation reduces recurrence rate and, improves survival when added to chemo in extensive stage small-cell lung cancer.

For patients with small cell lung cancer, chest radiotherapy increases survival, decreases recurrence

For patients with small cell lung cancer, chest radiotherapy increases survival, decreases recurrence

Advanced small cell lung cancer patients experienced prolonged survivalafter being treated prophylactic cranial radiotherapy.

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