Survey Shows That Despite Gains, Stigma Remains a Problem

2018-09-07T16:42:32+00:00September 5th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

SURVEY SHOWS INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS OF LUNG CANCER OVER LAST DECADE Despite Gains, Stigma Remains a Problem; Survivors Continue to Shoulder Blame for Diagnosis Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Survey results released today by Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) show that general awareness about lung cancer has improved significantly over the last decade with 94 percent of the public reporting familiarity with lung cancer. Despite this change in overall perspective, findings also indicate that lung cancer stigma remains a significant problem with an [...]

FDA Approves Tagrisso as First-line Treatment for NSCLC

2018-04-23T13:55:25+00:00April 19th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – This week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved targeted therapy drug, osimertinib (Tagrisso), as a frontline treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have tumors with the EGFR mutations. The approval is based off results from a study showing that Tagrisso as a first-line treatment prevented the cancer from progressing for 8.7 months longer than erlotinib (Tarceva) and gefitinib (Iressa). Up until this point, Tagrisso was approved as a second-line treatment [...]