First New Treatment Approved for Small Cell Lung Cancer in 20 Years

2018-08-20T13:57:24+00:00August 17th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab), an immunotherapy treatment, for patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with progression after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least one other line of therapy. Accelerated approval was granted for this therapy due to positive results of a recent study, Phase 1/2 CheckMate -032 trial. This is not only the first immunotherapy treatment approved for SCLC, but also the first new treatment for SCLC in [...]

A Veteran Versus Cancer

2018-03-21T21:31:57+00:00November 9th, 2017|Stories of Hope|

Ed and his dog, Molly. By Ed Fox, U.S. Army Veteran and Lung Cancer Survivor Lung cancer has been on my radar for some time now because both my father and sister died from this disease. I did everything I possibly could to prevent it: regular screenings, tests and doctor’s visits. Not even a year before I was diagnosed, I had my gallbladder removed which is where they eventually found the cancer. “Why didn’t they see the tumor [...]