Week Ending August 29, 2022

Working to Reduce Lung Cancer’s Impact on Hard-Hit Communities
“Carmen Guerra, MD, has launched navigator programs that help patients plan and access screening and treatment.”

Building Trust Is Key to Breaking Barriers in Lung Cancer Care
“Enid Harding is helping marginalized communities get access to lung cancer screenings. She starts by listening to them.”

Deep-Learning Algorithm May Streamline Lung Cancer Radiotherapy Treatment
“Lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide, is targeted with radiation therapy in nearly one-half of cases. Radiation therapy planning is a manual, resource-intensive process that can take days to weeks to complete, and even highly trained physicians vary in their determinations of how much tissue to target with radiation. Furthermore, a shortage of radiation oncology practitioners and clinics worldwide is expected to grow as cancer rates increase.”

Scientists unlock potential for a small cell lung cancer blood test
“Doctors could one day diagnose and characterise early stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with a simple blood test thanks to a transatlantic study led by CRUK Manchester Institute Cancer Biomarker Centre researchers at the University of Manchester with a team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York published in Nature Cancer.”

Is It Time to Consider Germline Testing for All Lung Cancer Patients?
“All patients with lung cancer should be considered for germline genetic testing, according to an ASCO Plenary Series presentation.”

Novel Drug Bests Tagrisso in Heavily Pretreated Lung Cancer
“Long-term data consisting of more than three years of follow-up, showed that many patients with heavily pretreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) saw their cancer shrink — or even disappear in some cases — when given the novel drug abivertinib.”

New robotic technology aids doctors to treat patients with lung cancer at South Florida hospital
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – “New tools are helping doctors at one South Florida hospital treat life-threatening illnesses with pinpoint precision. Robots are lending a helping healing hand in the fight against cancer.”

Molecular Testing Assays in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Expert oncologists provide a comprehensive review of available biomarker testing assays utilized in patients diagnosed with non–small cell lung cancer.”