Posts in the “Treatment Options Treatment Options” category:

New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person’s unique tumor gene profile. It’s a first-of-a-kind experiment that brings… Read More

Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, ‘remarkable’ new study finds

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2014 |

Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable.” Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists, research suggests that starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing more white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of… Read More

ROI Grants a $200,000 Award to Evaluate the Value of Radiation Therapy and Patient Outcomes Among Lung Cancer Patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 21st, 2014 |

Date: 1/21/14 Outlet Full Name: News Wise Author: No author http://www.newswise.com/articles/roi-grants-a-200-000-award-to-evaluate-the-value-of-radiation-therapy-and-patient-outcomes-among-lung-cancer-patients?ret=/articles/list&category=medicine&page=1&search%5Bstatus%5D=3&search%5Bsort%5D=date+desc&search%5Bsection%5D=10&search%5Bhas_multimedia%5D= Newswise — Fairfax, Va., January 21, 2014 – The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected Christopher G. Slatore, MD, an assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and a leader in… Read More

Clovis Lung Cancer Treatment Received FDA Breakthrough Therapy Status

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 19th, 2014 |

Date: 5/19/14 Outlet Full Name: The Denver Post Author: Anna Prior http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25794758/clovis-lung-cancer-treatment-receives-fda-breakthrough-therapy Clovis Oncology Inc. said its lung-cancer treatment received breakthrough therapy status from the Food and Drug Administration, sending shares 6 percent higher to $56.77 in after-hours trading. The company is currently developing CO-1686, a drug for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer… Read More

A Cure for Lung Cancer? Doctors Hail Incredible Breakthrough With New Drugs

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 17th, 2014 |

Date: 5/17/14 Outlet Full Name: Daily Mail UK Author: Stephen Adams http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2631494/A-cure-lung-cancer-Doctors-hail-incredible-breakthrough-new-drugs.html – Scientists are reporting success treating advanced lung cancer with drugs such as nivolumab – The drug helped a quarter of 129 US patients with advanced lung cancer survive two years – Nivolumab is one of a new class of drug, called anti-PD1s… Read More

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Lung Cancer Drug Ups OS in Patients With EGFR Mutations

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 15th, 2014 |

Date: 5/15/14 Outlet Full Name: Drug Discovery and Development Author: No author http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/boehringer-ingelheim%E2%80%99s-lung-cancer-drug-ups-os-patients-egfr-mutations Boehringer Ingelheim announced new overall survival results from a post-hoc analysis combining the data of two Phase 3 trials (LUX-Lung 3 and LUX-Lung 6). The analysis showed patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with common epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations… Read More

AstraZeneca Drug Shows Promise as Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 14th, 2014 |

Date: 5/14/14 Outlet Full Name: Reuters Author: Deena Beasley http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/us-health-cancer-astrazeneca-idUSKBN0DU20220140514 Britain’s AstraZeneca Plc, the target of a $106 billion takeover effort by Pfizer Inc, released promising data on Wednesday for a new lung cancer treatment targeting a genetic mutation that helps tumors evade current treatments. The drug, known as AZD9291, in an early-stage trial shrank… Read More

Novel Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276626.php An old idea of re-treating lung tumors with radiation is new again, especially with the technological advances seen in radiation oncology over the last decade. The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of only a handful of cancer… Read More

Drug Combo May Knock Down Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 12th, 2014 |

Date: 4/20/14 Outlet Full Name: U-T San Diego Author: Bradley Fikes http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Apr/20/cancer-velcade-cheresh-seguin-ucsd/ Some drug-resistant cancers of the lung, pancreas and breast might be made vulnerable again by treating them with a medication already approved for another type of cancer, according to a new study led by scientists at UC San Diego. Researchers at UCSD Moores… Read More

Pinpointing Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 11th, 2014 |

News Headline: Pinpointing Lung Cancer Date: 5/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Boston Author: No author http://www.boston.com/health/2014/05/11/pinpointing-lung-cancer/7ykJsTuT0hDMGITc2rR7GK/video.html Follow link above to watch video. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Finding the tumors can be tricky, but in a breakthrough procedure doctors have developed a new way to… Read More