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.

12/8
2018

Policy changes needed for access to lung cancer treatments

from The Hill Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment Advances in treatment have completely transformed the way that Americans are living with lung cancer, something that was unthinkable even ten years ago. Since 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad…

12/5
2018

New DNA sequencing test credited with saving his life

from The Boston Globe I was only given months to live four years ago . . . I am still thriving John White, a retired North Attleborough bioengineer, was diagnosed in early 2015 with aggressive prostate cancer. It had spread to his bladder a…

10/23
2018

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 …

10/17
2018

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 …

10/17
2018

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…

10/9
2018

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…

09/27
2018

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…

09/26
2018

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 …

09/25
2018

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…

09/11
2018

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…

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