Lung Cancer | Specialty

The OncLive Lung Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on non–small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and more. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs, treatment advances, and ongoing research in lung cancer.

Future Strategies With Lung Cancer Screening

October 14th 2021

M. Patricia Rivera, MD, a professor of medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reviews the United States Preventive Services Task Force's lung cancer screening recommendations as of 2021, including the impacted patient populations and effect the recommendations have on direct physician care.

Utilizing Patient-Friendly Pathways in Lung Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

October 13th 2021

Andrea Borondy Kitts, a lung cancer and patient advocate at Rescue Lung Society, educates physicians on adequate physician-to-patient education and resources that improve their opportunity for success in lung cancer care.

Dr. Li on the Limitations of the IMpower010 Trial in Resected Stage IB-IIIA NSCLC

October 13th 2021

Bob T. Li, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses the limitations of the phase 3 IMpower010 trial in resected stage IB to IIIA non–small cell lung cancer.

Novel Agents Emerging in the Lung Cancer Pipeline

October 13th 2021

Jacob Sands, MD, a physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, describes the last decade in lung cancer diagnostics and significant therapeutic advances. He also navigates the emerging classes of drugs that are beginning to make headway in the lung cancer pipeline.

Dr. Johnson on the Promise of DS-7300 in SCLC and Other Advanced Solid Tumors

October 13th 2021

Melissa L. Johnson, MD, discusses the promise of DS-7300 in small cell lung cancer and other advanced solid tumors.

What Are the Current Treatment Options in Lung Cancer?

October 13th 2021

Sandip Patel, MD, an associate professor of medical oncology at University of California San Diego, explains the optimal diagnostic strategies that can be utilized to better inform biomarker-based therapies in lung cancer.

Dr. Spira on the Results of the TROPION-PanTumor01 Trial in NSCLC

October 13th 2021

Alexander I. Spira, MD, PhD, FACP, discusses the results of the phase 1 TROPION-PanTumor01 trial in non–small cell lung cancer.

Effective Lung Cancer Screening Leads to Opportunities

October 13th 2021

James L. Mulshine, MD, professor of internal medicine, and associate director of Institute of Translation Medicine at Rush University, discusses the benefits of establishing a timely and investigation-informed screening and referral practice for patients who are at risk for developing lung cancer.

Introduction to Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment

October 13th 2021

The second part of the webinar Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment: What's Next? focuses on the review of lung cancer screening and treatment status amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating faculty include Albert Rizzo, MD, FCCP, FACP, FAASM; James L. Mulshine, MD; Andrea Borondy Kitts, MS, MPH; and Sandip Patel, MD.

Dr. Thomas on the Rationale for the Phase 2 DDRiver SCLC 250 Trial in SCLC

October 12th 2021

Anish Thomas, MBBS, MD, medical oncologist, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, Developmental Therapeutics Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, discusses the rationale for the phase 2 DDRiver SCLC 250 trial in relapsed, platinum-resistant small cell lung cancer.

Sarah Cannon Research Institute Experts Pinpoint Open Clinical Trials in Tennessee

October 11th 2021

Spanning metastatic non–small cell lung cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, and HER2-low breast cancer, here are 4 must-know clinical trials in Tennessee that community oncologists can now enroll their patients on.

Testing for Gene Alterations and Protein Expression in Advanced NSCLC

October 11th 2021

Ben Levy, Mark Socinski, and Stephen Liu explain the various types of genetic alterations and protein expressions that are targetable in NSCLC and the crucial role of comprehensive genetic testing at the time of diagnosis and at the time of disease progression.

Overview of Targeted Therapies, Improved Outcomes, and Unmet Needs in Advanced NSCLC

October 11th 2021

An increased understanding of driver gene alterations in advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has led to the development of targeted therapies that offer improved patient outcomes. Ben Levy, MD; Mark A. Socinski, MD; and Stephen Liu, MD, share their thoughts on the emerging treatment landscape and remaining unmet needs.

Management Strategies Shift Across NSCLC, Small Cell Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma

October 7th 2021

As novel therapies, new treatment strategies, and ongoing clinical trials continue to steer the path forward in lung cancer, treatment patterns for patients with non–small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma are continuing to evolve.

Dr. Mansfield Discusses Ongoing Trials With Chemoimmunotherapy in Mesothelioma

October 6th 2021

Aaron S. Mansfield, MD, discusses ongoing trials with chemoimmunotherapy in mesothelioma.

Plinabulin/Docetaxel Demonstrates Durable Antitumor Benefit in EGFR Wild-Type NSCLC

October 6th 2021

The addition of plinabulin to docetaxel demonstrated durable anticancer benefit in terms of overall survival when used in the second- or third-line treatment of patients with EGFR wild-type non–small cell lung cancer who had progressed on a prior platinum-based regimen.

Dr. Patel on the Role of CTLA-4 Inhibitors in NSCLC

October 5th 2021

Manish Patel, DO, discusses the role of CTLA-4 inhibitors in non–small cell lung cancer.

Dr. Girard on Real-World PFS Data With Durvalumab in NSCLC

October 5th 2021

Nicolas Girard, MD, discusses the progression-free survival data with durvalumab observed in a real-world analysis of the phase 3 PACIFIC trial in patients with stage III non–small cell lung cancer.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Repotrectinib for NTRK+ TKI-Pretreated Advanced Solid Tumors

October 5th 2021

The FDA has granted a breakthrough therapy designation to repotrectinib as a potential therapeutic option for patients with advanced solid tumors that harbor an NTRK gene fusion who have progressed after treatment with 1 or 2 prior TRK TKIs, with or without prior chemotherapy, and who have no satisfactory alternative options.

Amivantamab Plus Lazertinib Demonstrates Activity After Osimertinib and/or Chemo in EGFR-Mutant NSCLC

October 5th 2021

Amivantamab-vmjw in combination with lazertinib demonstrated significant clinical activity with durable responses in patients with EGFR-mutated non–small cell lung cancer who had progressed on osimertinib.