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News tagged ‘LungCancer’ clear

  • Lung cancer among younger, healthier, and non-smoking individuals "seems to be emerging as its own subtype of lung cancer — one for which new, powerful treatments are needed to make it a livable disease" said Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard, a lung cancer specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: LungCancer, Genetics

  • Treated at Dana-Farber by Dr. David Jackman and Dr. Raymond Mak, reporter Bill Shields of WBZ-TV is now cancer free.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Dr. Pasi A. Jänne discusses a new study that demonstrates that chemotherapy and a new, targeted therapy work better in combination than chemotherapy alone in treating patients with the most common genetic subtype of lung cancer.

Tags: LungCancer, TargetedTherapy, Genetics

  • Scientists at Dana-Farber and the University of Colorado Cancer Center report on a gene fusion that spurs the cells to divide rapidly. 

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, LungCancer

  • Dr. Pasi Jänne led a study that showed a drug shrank lung tumors in 61 percent of patients whose cancers had developed the T790-M resistance mutation. He also commented on personalized medicine for cancer patients.

Tags: LungCancer, TargetedTherapy

  • Dr. Pasi Janne comments on his study showing a new cancer drug that significantly delayed the worsening of a form of lung cancer compared with traditional chemotherapy. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • Dr. Pasi Janne led a study showing a new targeted drug as a promising treatment for advanced lung cancers.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Dr. Pasi A. Jänne commented on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new cancer drug, Opdivo, which is working so well that its clinical trial in lung cancer will be stopped two years ahead of schedule.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Dr. Pasi A. Janne commented on a new drug that unleashes the body's immune system to attack tumors, which can prolong the lives of people with the most common form of lung cancer.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, LungCancer

  • Dr. Bruce E. Johnson commented on the health threat of secondhand smoke.

Tags: LungCancer

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