November 2022 – Lung Cancer

Showing Your Lungs Some Love
Issue IntroductionsLung Cancer
In her Introduction to this special issue, Lillie Shockney highlights how biomarkers influence the selection of best treatment options, the benefit of screening for lung cancer early, and how nutrition can combat unintended weight loss in patients with lung cancer.
How Biomarkers Are Changing Lung Cancer Care
BiomarkersLung Cancer
Many biologic markers (biomarkers) are known to drive cancer and its progression, allowing scientists to develop new medications to target those biomarkers and increase survival for patients with lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life
Cancer ScreeningLung Cancer
When lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, the chance of survival is much higher than if it’s diagnosed later, which is why knowing who should be screened, and when, is crucial.
If You Haven’t Met Your Lung Cancer Navigator Yet, Ask for an Introduction
From Your NavigatorLung Cancer
Thoracic oncology nurse navigator Kammi Fox-Kay explores the benefits of meeting with a lung cancer navigator to ensure that you receive the best possible care available as well as important resources.
Bringing Hope to Patients with Stage IV Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Personalized MedicineLung Cancer
Dr. Sharon explains the impact of biomarker testing and targeted therapies on patients with non–small-cell lung cancer, highlighting the importance of personalized medicine in lung cancer.
Recent Progress in Small-Cell Lung Cancer Therapy
Lung CancerImmunotherapy
Lung cancer is divided into 2 main categories that require different therapies. Most of the new therapies are for the common type, but recently, immunotherapy has shown promise for this less common lung cancer type.
Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies Approved for Patients with Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer in 2020-2022
Lung CancerImmunotherapyTargeted Therapies
This article highlights the new therapies targeting a specific biomarker that have become available for patients with non–small-cell lung cancer in the past 3 years, significantly improving patient survival.

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