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.

Net Guides: Lung Cancer

March 15th 2011

Useful Online Resources and Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer

Palliative care shows surprising benefit

March 14th 2011

New research has shown that adding prompt palliative supportive care to standard treatment may not only improve mood and quality of life in cancer patients, but it may even extend survival.

Crisis Averted? Manufacturers Scurry to Meet Demand for Drugs

March 12th 2011

The shortage, which began in 2009, accelerated in 2010, and has shown no signs of abatement so far in 2011, according to Erin R. Fox, PharmD, manager of the Drug Information Service at University of Utah Health Care

The Emperor of All Maladies: Documenting Cancer's Long Reign

March 12th 2011

The Emperor of All Maladies bills itself as a "biography of cancer," and while author Siddhartha Mukherjee cannot tell us precisely when cancer opened its eyes in this world...

Net Guides: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

March 10th 2011

Useful Online Resources and Clinical Trials for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening Test Raises Hopes and Sets Stage for Discussion of Guidelines

March 9th 2011

Lung Cancer Screening Test Raises Hopes and Sets Stage for Discussion of Guidelines The Lung Cancer Alliance is pressing for a full discussion about the guidance on whether people at high risk for lung cancer should undergo screening

NCCN Launches Consumer-Friendly Versions

March 9th 2011

NCCN Launches Consumer-Friendly Versions of Guideline Publications Breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer are the inaugural entries in a new series of publications the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is rolling out in the coming months.

FDA Requests Label Change for Generic Docetaxel

March 9th 2011

The FDA has requested that the generic drug manufacturer Hospira change the planned label for its generic formulation of docetaxel.

Dr. Pearlstone on Technological Challenges

March 8th 2011

Race Does Not Predict Survival in Black Lung Cancer Patients

March 8th 2011

Researchers have ruled out race as a prognostic factor for overall survival (OS) in black patients with a lung cancer diagnosis.

From the Editor: Electronic Alerts Would Help Oncologists Manage Therapy

March 7th 2011

It was not so long ago that designing an optimal treatment plan for an individual cancer patient required only a confirmed histologic/morphologic diagnosis of a particular tumor type and appropriate staging, which was surgically based in most solid tumors.

Priming the Pipeline: 5 New Drugs in Works

March 7th 2011

There's been a flurry of activity in recent weeks when it comes to oncology drug filings at the FDA. While every application is unique, the agency is required to decide within 60 days whether a new drug application (NDA) will move forward for a full review.

John Theurer Cancer Center Opens New Comprehensive Facility

March 4th 2011

The John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, one of the largest cancer centers in the United States

Interview With Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of The Emperor of All Maladies

March 4th 2011

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, discusses his book The Emperor of All Maladies.

Maintenance Therapy in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Before We Accept This Treatment Paradigm, Let's Critically Evaluate and Interpret the Data

March 4th 2011

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States.

Avastin Alarm

March 4th 2011

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials revealed treatment-related fatalities were 1.5 times higher for combination treatment with Avastin (bevacizumab) and chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone

Adjuvant Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Impact of Recent Clinical Trials on Community Practice

March 2nd 2011

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is diagnosed at an early stage, when it is amenable to surgical resection in approximately 20% to 25% of cases.

Inconclusive Lung Cancer Screenings Prompt Smokers to Quit

March 2nd 2011

Men who undergo lung cancer screening are more likely to stop smoking if the results are inconclusive than if they are negative, according to a team of researchers from Denmark.

Company Claims to Make Safer Smokeless Tobacco

March 2nd 2011

Star Scientific, a Virginia-based company, has petitioned the FDA to approve the sale of what it claims is a

Oncology Community Facing Severe Drug Shortages

December 19th 2010

Hospitals, pharmacists, and physicians across the United States are reporting shortages of critical anticancer drugs, including carboplatin, cisplatin, dacarbazine, fludarabine, and cytarabine.