Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients with Early-Stage Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer and PD-L1 Expression
By Wayne Kuznar
For the first time, the use of immunotherapy after surgical removal of the tumor and chemotherapy has shown benefits in patients with early-stage non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and PD-L1 expression, a biomarker found in some patients with NSCLC.
Lung CancerGenetics & CancerBiomarkers
It has become increasingly clear that lung cancer can be caused by different factors, including some environmental chemicals. Lung cancer in never smokers under the microscope.
By Dan Dean
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Dan Dean spoke with several experts about the advances in genomic testing, which have enabled oncologists to treat patients with new “targeted therapies” that fight cancer based on the specific features of a tumor.
Two experts discuss the advances made in lung cancer with the introduction of new immunotherapies, which have extended life for patients, and why testing for biomarkers is crucial.
LymphomaBiomarkersFDA Approvals, News & Updates
In January 2021, the FDA approved a new indication for Xalkori (crizotinib), an oral ALK inhibitor, for the treatment of young patients who are diagnosed with relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large-cell lymphoma and ALK mutation. Xalkori was previously approved for metastatic lung cancer and ALK or ROS1 mutation.
At the October 2020 conference of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), researchers presented information on new or recently approved targeted therapies and immunotherapies for lung cancer.
Non–small-cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for about 80% to 85% of all lung cancer cases in the United States.
This special issue of CONQUER magazine is focused on very innovative diagnostic tests that involve biomarkers associated with cancer. For many past decades we have provided the same types of treatments for patients with cancer, basing the treatments on the type of cancer the patient had, and where it was in the body, such as lung cancer or breast cancer.
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