Lung Cancer News
Week Ending July 12, 2021

Annual Report to the Nation: Declines in lung cancer, melanoma death rates drive overall cancer mortality drop
“From 2015 to 2018, the overall cancer death rate in the United States fell by 2.3% per year for men and 2.1% per year for women—an unprecedented drop, led by accelerated decline in deaths from lung cancer and melanoma.”

Hope in Strength
“Deborah Pickworth, who is living with stage 4 lung cancer, was nominated for the Lung Cancer Heroes® award for her impact in supporting and advocating for others with the disease.”

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Deemed Safe for Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment Despite “Lagging” Immune Response in Some Malignancies
“Despite some delayed immune responses, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and effective in patients with cancer who are receiving treatment for their disease.”

Financial assistance available for early lung cancer screening
“Highly regarded for advanced treatment and state-of-the-art facilities for patients with lung cancer, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has offered a lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) since 2011.“

Emerging Therapies for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
“— Benjamin Besse discusses new treatments and targets currently under investigation”

DFCI’s Jacob Sands Discusses All Things Considered About Lung Cancer Screening
“Sands ,a medical oncologist who specializes in lung cancer, says the false discovery has been misconstruted as a false positive rate. He also makes a case for early detection and new USPSTF as working to correct disparities.”