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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.


Personalized Medicine for NTRK Fusion-Positive Solid Tumors

From Market Watch: Personalized Medicine Entrectinib Shrank Tumors in People with NTRK Fusion-Positive Solid Tumors Entrectinib showed response irrespective of tumor type or spread to the central nervous system. Data will be submitted to …


Women with lung cancer live longer than men

From Helio: Women with newly diagnosed stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) appeared to have longer overall survival than their male counterparts, according to results of a trial presented at International Association …


After Decades, New Standard of Care in Small Cell Lung Cancer

From Medscape: For the first time in decades, overall survival has been shown to improve in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) when concurrent immunotherapy is added to standard chemotherapy in the first-line set…


Can body fluids help spot lung cancer?

From US News Blood, saliva and even breath may one day be able to diagnose lung cancer. Lung Cancer is the no. 1 cancer killer in the U.S. "In fact, it kills more people than the next top three cancers combined," which are colorectal, brea…


Air Pollution Increases Lung Cancer Risk in Nonsmokers

From MedScape Air Pollution increases lung cancer risk in nonsmokers Among persons who have never smoked, women are far more susceptible than men to develop lung cancer when exposed to air pollution, new research shows. The finding…


The Power of Patients

Janet Freeman-Daily helps put patients at the center of lung cancer research. From Cancer Today Magazine IN MARCH 2011,​​ ​​​Janet Freeman-Daily had a slight but persistent cough. She was about to take a family trip to China, so …


Safe, Effective Treatment for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

From EureakAlert Thermal Ablation Thermal ablation is a safe, effective treatment for early-stage lung cancer, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The results show that ablation may be an effective alternative for patie…


Anti-cancer treatment designed to lower risk of cancer’s return

New trial evaluating treatment designed to lower the risk of cancer returning Dr. Edward Garon’s Novartis CACZ885T2301 study is now open to enrollment at select TRIO- US sties. This is a randomized phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy an…


Combination Therapy Study Reduces Risk of Death by Half

From Business Wire Combination Therapy Merck announced on August 20, 2018, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded label for pembrolizumab/KEYTRUDA®, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with peme…


Broad-Based Testing: Will it Improve Survival?

From Cure Magazine: Broad-based genomic sequencing, is useful in identifying tumor mutations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But, it may not improve survival outcomes when compared to routine genomic testing, according t…

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