NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OncoTherapy Network, a leading online community to help oncologists and other clinicians gain a better understanding of the newest information available regarding the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, discusses some of the latest research on lung cancer treatment.
Every November, National Lung Cancer Awareness Month is observed through local and nationwide events, along with social media outreach. With many lung cancer patients being diagnosed in advanced stages, not only do we need more awareness, but oncologists are looking for more effective ways to target these lung cancer cells.
Some of the newest developments in lung cancer targeted treatments, mutations, and quality of life issues surrounding the use of targeted agents online at OncoTherapy Network:
- Lung Cancer Resistance Mutations Point to New Treatment Approaches. Two novel mutations in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene in ALK-positive lung cancer patients that confer resistance to the ALK inhibitor alecitinib, have been identified.
- PD-L1 As a Predictive Biomarker for Anti-PD-1/Anti-PD-L1 Therapies in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Immunotherapies, such as anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies, offer promising new treatment options for various malignancies including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). With the advent of these immunotherapies, much interest and energy has been focused on developing a companion predictive biomarker.
- Cancer Patients Going the Distance. The conversation was about metaphors for coping with cancer.
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