We had so many informative presentations at our 2018 Screening and Care Conference that we wanted to make sure everyone has access to this information. Check out top presentations on molecular testing and targeted therapy, improving access to care, the importance of a multidisciplinary conference for screening, and patient tracking software. They’re all on our new YouTube playlist: For Professionals.
Patty (third from right) and her family By Patty Watkins I learned that I had stage 4 adenocarcinoma in February 2014 and was only given two days to live, but fortunately survived beyond this bleak, initial diagnosis. In May 2014 I had my tumor tissue tested for a genetic mutation. This was a game changer for me because my chemo treatments weren’t working and there was no real possibility of living more than another month. I needed a miracle [...]
By Jennifer C. King, PhD, Director of Science & Research at Lung Cancer Alliance Research on the treatment of lung cancer has been moving quickly and 2017 was no different. Precision medicine was a key theme this year - there have been many treatment advances that depend on the gene changes in each person’s lung cancer. Approvals of New Drugs and Molecular Tests The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved brand new drugs for non-small cell lung [...]