• NSCLC brain metastasis: adding checkpoint inhibitors to SRS fails to boost survival

    Data do show higher rates of complete response.

  • NSCLC: home-based prehabilitation improves function after VATS lobectomy

    2-week program includes exercise, respiratory training, nutrition, and anxiety reduction.

  • OS after lung cancer surgery similar with or without COPD

    Still, COPD patients were less likely to undergo surgery for early-stage NSCLC.

  • NSCLC: concurrent chemoradiotherapy ≥50 days associated with worse outcomes

    C-CRT is the standard of care for stage IIIB/C NSCLC.

  • Simple tool could predict prolonged air leak after lung cancer surgery

    Tool uses readily available information and has a 79% accuracy rate of predicting prolonged air leak.

  • Simplified criteria for lung cancer prescreening

    Using simplified criteria sometimes found in EHRs could identify which patients should undergo formal screening eligibility review.

  • Surgery ups survival in elders with early-stage SCLC

    Only 24% underwent surgery despite guideline recommendations.

  • NICE issues updated quality standards on lung cancer

    NICE is inviting feedback on the draft standards before the closing date of 23 August

  • EGFR+ NSCLC: survival poorer in black vs nonblack patients

    Black patients are less likely than whites or Asians to harbor EGFR mutations.

  • Frontline pembrolizumab+chemotherapy best for advanced NSCLC

    A meta-analysis of 31 randomized trials.

  • Vaping helps smokers quit, but raises risk for relapse

    E-cigarettes can help smokers cut back or quit, but does the effect last?

  • Oligometastatic NSCLC: pembrolizumab reduces progression after local therapy

    Phase 2 trial shows nearly tripled median PFS.

  • Human insulin tied to elevated lung cancer risk in T2D

    Risk increased with insulin dose, duration of use.

  • Osimertinib fails to secure NICE approval for NSCLC

    NICE determined that the most plausible cost-effectiveness estimates for osimertinib are above what is normally considered an acceptable use of NHS resources

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