Week Ending July 25, 2022

Treatment With Adagrasib Shows Intracranial Response in Patients With Lung Cancer, Untreated CNS Metastases
“New results have been released from a prospective analysis in the phase 1b cohort of the KRYSTAL-1 study evaluating intracranial (IC) responses to adagrasib in individuals with KRASG12C-mutated non­­–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with active and untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases.”

Does Smoking Marijuana Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer? The Jury’s Still Out
“Though marijuana use is now legal in most of the United States, questions remain about how smoking marijuana can affect lung health and the risk of lung cancer in particular.1-4

Clubbing of the Fingers or Toes
“Finger or nail clubbing can point to an underlying health condition”

New technology may help detect lung cancer earlier at the cellular level
“The disease is often treatable when diagnosed in its early stages. So, experts are constantly working on new ways to detect lung cancer as early as possible so that people can receive prompt treatment.”

Genentech, American Cancer Society flash back to the ’70s in PSA to destigmatize lung cancer, encourage screenings
“It was the era of bell-bottoms, eight-track tapes, Jell-O molds and the hustle—and a time when it seemed like everyone, everywhere smoked.”

Scientists find a promising new combination therapy for certain types of lung tumors
“Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found that using immunotherapy alongside a drug that blocks a common gene mutation in lung cancer could be a promising new combination therapy for certain types of lung tumors.”

Lung Cancer Screening Up for African Americans
“After implementation of the expanded USPSTF 2021 criteria for lung cancer screening (LCS), there was an increase in the proportion of African-American individuals whounderwent screening, according to a research letter published in JAMA Network Open. Christine S. Shusted, MPH, and colleagues characterized the differences among individuals deemed eligible under USPSTF 2013 versus 2021 guidelines who underwent LCS in a centralized program.”

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit Targeted Therapies Presentation: June 25, 2022

Lung Cancer is the number one killing cancer in Hawaii, experts say

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