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Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

An analysis of population trends in England demonstrated that use of electronic cigarettes improves the rate of successful quit attempts, but results in less use of prescription nicotine-replacement therapy products.

WBRT Adds Little Benefit for NSCLC With Brain Metastases

WBRT Adds Little Benefit for NSCLC With Brain Metastases

Adding WBRT to dexamethasone and best supportive care provides little additional benefit for patients with NSCLC and brain metastases who are ineligible to undergo resection or stereotactic radiotherapy.

Adding Vandetanib to Platinum + Etoposide Not Effective for SCLC

Adding Vandetanib to Platinum + Etoposide Not Effective for SCLC

The addition of vandetanib to a platinum agent and etoposide did not improve time to progression or overall survival in patients with newly diagnosed extensive-stage SCLC.

Combination Therapy With Hypoxia-Activated Prodrug Prevents Drug Resistance in NSCLC Subtype

Combination Therapy With Hypoxia-Activated Prodrug Prevents Drug Resistance in NSCLC Subtype

Hypoxia-activated prodrugs prevented treatment resistance in a mathematical model of EGFR mutation-driven non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

TKIs Improve Overall Survival in NSCLC Patients With Leptomeningeal Metastases

TKIs Improve Overall Survival in NSCLC Patients With Leptomeningeal Metastases

Longer overall survival was achieved with TKIs targeting EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.

In NSCLC, Erlotinib Appears Effective at Doses Lower Than MTD

In NSCLC, Erlotinib Appears Effective at Doses Lower Than MTD

Patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer demonstrated prolonged median progression-free survival with the administration of erlotinib below the maximum tolerated dose.

Hybrid Immune Cells Have Antitumor Effects in Early Stage Lung Cancer

Hybrid Immune Cells Have Antitumor Effects in Early Stage Lung Cancer

A subset of tumor-associated neutrophils (TANs) has hybrid characteristics of both neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells in samples from early stage human lung cancers.

Web Application Improves Follow-up in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

Web Application Improves Follow-up in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

A Web application called Moovcare that guides follow-up improved survival for patients with advanced lung cancer after receiving initial therapy.

Annual Follow-up With Low-Dose CT Is Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

Annual Follow-up With Low-Dose CT Is Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

For nonsolid nodules identified by CT screening for lung cancer, annual screening with low-dose CT can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery.

Nonsolid Nodules Unlikely to Cause Death in Lung Cancer

Nonsolid Nodules Unlikely to Cause Death in Lung Cancer

Lung cancers that manifest as nonsolid nodules seem to have indolent course, according to recent research data.

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