Latest In Research

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.

10/25
2017

Phase 2 Study of Next-Generation Investigational ALK-Inhibitor Lorlatinib

Pfizer Inc. announced, on October 16, 2017, full results from the Phase 2 clinical trial of the investigational, next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor lorlatinib that exhibited clinically meaningful activity against lung tumors and brain…

09/19
2017

Clinical Trial News from UCLA

UCLA Clinical Trials news for September, 2017 News on 4 Clinical Trials at UCLA and TRIO-US facilities: 1. Phase 3 Trial for EGFRm Positive NSCLC Now Open UCLA  announces the opening of CheckMate 722, a phase 3 trial for pati…

09/12
2017

We’re more likely to get cancer than to get married.

This is a wake-up call. One in two people will encounter a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, which is why a recent report says that, alongside marriage, parenthood, retirement and the death of a parent, cancer is now “a common life mile…

09/12
2017

Opdivo Improves Long-Term Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer

09/12
2017

Lung Cancer: Is Your Doctor Screening You for the Best Treatment?

Is your lung cancer doctor screening you for the best treatment? Not every eligible lung cancer patient receives the new, lifesaving therapies they should. Here’s what’s going on and how to keep it from happening to you. Lung cancer t…

09/12
2017

Merck’s immunotherapy, chemo mix shows extended lung cancer gains

Keytruda plus chemo still shows clear benefit 18 months on: Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy for previously untreated advanced lung cancer appears to provide durable benefits, according to an update of a closely watched clinical…

09/7
2017

Blood tumor markers may warn when lung cancer patients are progressing

From EurekAlert: For many years, oncologists have known that cancers can secrete complex molecules into the blood and that levels of these molecules can be easily measured. These so-called 'tumor markers' are traditionally associated with a…

09/1
2017

Keytruda Shows Promise in Small Cell Lung Cancer

From OncLive: Keytruda induced an overall response rate of 33% in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC), according to findings from the open-label, phase Ib KEYNOTE-028 trial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncolo…

09/1
2017

Changing Treatment Paradigm for ALK-Positive Lung Cancer

Reported by IASLC News Changing treatment paradigm for ALK-Positive lung cancer: Rearrangements in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene occur in approximately 2% to 7% of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cance…

09/1
2017

Blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosis

From Science Daily: Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has shown. This information could be used to determine which pat…

Research is imperative to improve treatment and management of all diseases and that’s particularly true of lung cancer. It’s creation of new knowledge, it’s discovery. It’s how we learn how to improve management of symptoms, to improve survival. ~Dr. David Johnson