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The good news is that treatment options for lung cancer patients are rapidly improving. In the last two years, more treatments have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of lung cancer than had been approved in the prior ten years. New and life saving treatments, along with clinical trials, are happening rapidly and LCFA is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest, most hopeful and helpful, information.


With Patients Reporting Symptoms Using Web Tool, Survival Improves

An online tool that allows metastatic cancer patients to report their symptoms and grade them on severity is helping improve their survival, according to a study reported at the recent meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology m…


Combined immune checkpoint blockade shows promise for small cell lung cancer

Small Cell Lung Cancer news: The combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab led to durable responses in previously treated patients with small cell lung cancer, according to results from the CheckMate 032 trial presented at the 2017 ASCO Annu…


ASCO 2017: Alectinib halts lung cancer growth more than a year longer than crizotinib

Findings from a phase III clinical trial point to a more effective initial treatment for patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Learn more More Lung Cancer Research News:…


Lab on a Chip Outlines New Liquid Biopsy Technology

Lab on a Chip publication outlines a new technology that may be an important tool for liquid biopsies. Read the UCLA Patient Newsletter: …


A newly released study shows that Durvalumab (Imfinzi) significantly improved progression-free survival when used as a sequential treatment in patients with locally-advanced, unresectable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not pro…


FDA Approves Keytruda Combo for Lung Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for use in combination with chemotherapy as a frontline treatment for patients with metastatic or advanced nonsquamous non–small cell l…



On April 28, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to brigatinib for the treatment of patients with metastatic anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progress…


FDA Grants Lorlatinib Breakthrough Designation for NSCLC

[caption id="attachment_1562" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Senior woman with lung cancer during medical visit[/caption] FDA Grants Lorlatinib Breakthrough Designation for NSCLC: “This regulatory designation recognizes the potential for…


DNA-based test can spot cancer recurrence a year before conventional scans

A revolutionary blood test has been shown to diagnose the recurrence of cancer up to a year in advance of conventional scans in a major lung cancer trial. Read more:…


Pre-surgical Immunotherapy Trial to Open at UCLA Main Campus

Pre-surgical Immunotherapy Trial UCLA Main Campus: Stage IB, II, IIIA non-small cell lung cancer Exciting announcement from Thoracic Oncology Translational Research at UCLA: Upcoming opening of a pre-surgical immunotherapy trial for…