Lung Cancer: The Basics
What are the lungs? The lungs are two spongy organs found in the chest. They are responsible for delivering oxygen to the bloodstream. When you take a breath in, air ..
Pronounced: PEM-e-TREX-ed Classification: Antifolate Antineoplastic Agent About Pemetrexed Pemetrexed works by blocking three separate enzymes that cells need to replicate. These enzymes, needed for folate-dependent metabolic processes, are required for ..
PET Scan in Lung Cancer Follow-up
Question Can you address the use of PET scans for follow up after surgery? Answer Charles B. Simone II, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Penn Medicine, responds: There are no recommendations ..
Detecting Lung Cancer Early (Screening)
Question I smoked a lot for a long time, but I quit 5 years ago. Is there anything I can do to prevent getting lung cancer or to increase my ..
Cisplatin/Gemcytobine (CG) vs Cisplatin/Gemcytobine/Vinorelbine (CGV) vs Sequential Doublets of
Presenter: V. Alberola Affiliation: Spanish Lung Cancer Group Background: The Spanish Lung Cancer Group has found in previous studies that a combination of Gemcytabine/Cisplatin is an effective regimen for the ..
Gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GCis) versus gemcitabine plus carboplatin (GCarb) in patients with stage IIIB and
Presenter: L. NovakovaPresenter's Affiliation: Czech Lung Cancer Cooperative GroupType of Session: PosterBackground Advanced non-small cell lung cancer has a poor survival. A majority of the patients fail distantly, with metastatic ..
Gemcitabine (G) compared with gemcitabine plus carboplatin (GC) in advanced non-small cell Lung cancer
Presenter: C. SederholmPresenter's Affiliation: University Hospital, Linkoping, SwedenType of Session: ScientificBackground Chemotherapy is indicated in patients with locally advanced and metastatic lung cancer who have good performance status and minimal ..
Results of a randomized International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial (IALT): cisplatin-based chemotherapy (CT) vs
Presenter: T. LeChevalierPresenter's Affiliation: Institut Gustave RoussyType of Session: PlenaryBackground 1.2 million cases of NSCLC are diagnosed yearly worldwide. 30% of these are resectable but local therapy is not consistently ..
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed by Preoperative Radiochemotherapy (hfRTCT) Plus Surgery or Surgery Plus
Presenter: C. BuchePresenter's Affiliation: German Lung Cancer Cooperative GroupType of Session: PlenaryBackground The optimal treatment for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is controversial. Ideally, patients with ..
Comparative Effectiveness of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) versus Whole Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT) for
The following reports were chosen because of their relevance to patients during and after cancer treatment. These presentations were made at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society for ..