Category: Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

Lung Cancer Updates from 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting

Each year in early June the American Society for Clinical Oncology holds its Annual Meeting (called simply “ASCO”) in Chicago. The theme for the 2017 meeting was “Making a Difference in Cancer Care WITH YOU.” Over 39,000 cancer researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, and industry representatives from around the world gathered to discuss the latest scientific… Read More

Posted by Janet Freeman-Daily on July 26th, 2017

Lung Cancer Updates from ASCO 2016

Download PDF of this post What is ASCO? ASCO is the American Society of Clinical Oncology that has an annual meeting each year where key research and clinical medicine highlights are presented by cancer researchers & clinicians to the global community. This was the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on July 20th, 2016

New Clinical Trial For Patients No Longer Benefitting from Standard Therapy, or For Whom No Standard Therapy is Available

This Monday, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) launched its first ever clinical trial that has been designed with a unique format and allows patients with advanced solid tumor (including lung cancer), multiple myeloma, or B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma who are no longer benefitting from standard anti-cancer treatments, or for whom no acceptable standard… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on March 23rd, 2016

Cancer Patients Value Quality of Life Over Symptom Management

In October at their headquarters in New York City, CancerCare, a national organization that provides free support and financial services to anyone touched by cancer, held a roundtable discussion on “Improving the Quality of Life for Lung Cancer Patients”. It featured key opinion leaders and lung cancer advocates who discussed the importance of an all-inclusive… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on March 10th, 2016

Lung Cancer in Women: Lets do something about it!

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation partners with the American Lung Association to fund $250,000 on innovative and transformational research to defeat lung cancer in women An unfortunate and often unknown fact is that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in women, estimated to be the cause of 1 in 4 female cancer deaths… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on February 25th, 2016

Today is World Cancer Day. Here’s how YOU can #BeTheSolution!

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Launches $180,000 Crowdsourcing Challenge to Increase Clinical Trial Patient Enrollment. Each year, in honor of World Cancer Day, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) launches a unique, international crowdsourcing challenge that leverages the power of the crowd, encouraging innovators from both within and more importantly, outside healthcare… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on February 4th, 2016

MET Its Match? Targeted Therapy for Mutations in the MET Gene

We are progressively moving from treating lung cancer as one disease, to an era of lung cancer being a collection of separate subtypes, each driven by an oncogenic mutation that contributes to cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. We are now filling out the lung cancer pie-chart for these individual subtypes, and beginning to understand each… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on October 3rd, 2015

Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: Why should you be excited?

Lung cancer is one of the few cancers that has shown remarkable responses to immunotherapy, one reason being its high mutation burden, i.e. these tumors are a very high number of mutations (partly due to exposure to the carcinogens in tobacco/smoke). Recent studies have shown that a tumors with higher mutational loads are more likely… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on August 4th, 2015

Hope on the Horizon: Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Issues Presented at ASCO 2015

The 51st American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago during May 29- June 2, 2015 brought together 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. Latest ground-breaking research was presented at the conference by world-renowned faculty and key opinion leaders discussing state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. Many… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on August 4th, 2015

Why Smoking Causes More Cancers In Men Than Women

Results of a new study published in the prestigious journal Science show that male smokers are at a greater risk of developing more cancers than female smokers, and the cause lies in their chromosomes. Men carry an X and a Y chromosome in all their cells, as against women who have two X chromosomes. Male… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on December 4th, 2014