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News tagged ‘LungCancer’ clear

  • By conducting simultaneous clinical trials in patients and labs, Dana-Farber researchers and colleagues have been able to predict how patients with non-small cell lung cancer respond to combination therapy.

Tags: LungCancer, TranslationalResearch

  • Adding Avastin to standard chemotherapy treatment may not improve survival rates for people with non-small cell lung cancer aged 65 plus, according to Dana-Farber researchers, who further suggest that clinicians exercise caution in including the drug in treatment recommendations.

Tags: chemotherapy, LungCancer

  • The study found African Americans are more likely to hold perceptions that could interfere with prevention and treatment and indicate a need for improved public health communication about lung cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • Blacks in the United States are less certain than whites about recommendations to prevent lung cancer and are more fearful of having symptoms evaluated — beliefs that may keep them from seeking timely treatment for the disease, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago.

Tags: LungCancer, Disparities

  • Identifying patients with a specific gene mutation that enables drug resistance, and treating them with a combination of drugs, may produce longer remissions, say researchers.

Tags: EGFR, LungCancer

  • Researchers at Boston cancer centers have found that a combination of kinase inhibitors may lead to future treatments for lung cancer, colon cancer, and prostate tumors.

Tags: KinaseInhibitor, LungCancer

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Astellas Pharma Inc. today announced a three-year collaboration to research and develop small molecule inhibitors of oncogenic K-Ras for the treatment of cancer, including lung cancer.

Tags: LungCancer, Partnerships

  • The National Cancer Institute today released initial results from a large-scale test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at relatively early stages.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science are collaborating with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston and Janssen Biotech, Inc., to identify which lung cancer patients would benefit from a new generation of immunotherapies and which combination of such therapies will be the most effective.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer, Immunotherapy

  • Jessie M. English, PhD, has been appointed the head of Research of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber. The Belfer Institute offers the full array of innovative drug discovery capabilities, from the identification of cancer-causing genetic mutations to the validation and selection of new drug targets.

Tags: Genomics, LungCancer, TargetedTherapy, TranslationalResearch

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