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Size, Location, Affiliation of Practice Impact Immunotherapy Adoption Rates
“According to an analysis of Medicare fee-for- service beneficiaries treated with chemotherapy between 2010 and 2017, the speed at which immunotherapy is adopted by oncology practices depends on their size, location, and affiliation (rural or urban, independent or health system–affiliated, academic or nonacademic, smaller or larger [1 to 5 physicians vs 6 or more]).”

Big changes in small cell lung cancer give patients options they never had before
“(Diane Mulligan) – Lung cancer is the deadliest of all major cancers, with Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) patients having a significantly lower survival rate than non-small cell lung cancer patients (NSCLC).”

Azzoli Considers Multiple Treatment Options in Early-Stage NSCLC
“During a Targeted Oncology™ Case-Based Roundtable™ event, Christopher G. Azzoli, MD, discussed treatment options appropriate for a patient who received surgical resection for stage IIB lung adenocarcinoma.”

WVU Cancer Institute to host lung cancer conference
“MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU Cancer Institute will host its Biennial Lung Cancer Conference on July 14 at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.”

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Increase but Disparities Persist, Study Finds
“While the prevalence of lung cancer screening has increased, significant disparities persist in screening rates among eligible adults, according to new data. Disparities in screening were identified between states and racial/ethnic groups. Investigators also found that having Medicare coverage or a primary care physician (PCP) played a role in influencing screening rates.”

Substantial Meals Can Elevate Lung Cancer Drug Concentration
“New findings show that Alecensa (alectinib), a medication to treat advanced lung cancer, is more impactful taken with a substantial breakfast, lunch or dinner, rather than in structured doses 12 hours apart.”

All people in England who have smoked to be offered middle-age lung screening
“NHS pilot scheme to be rolled out nationwide in drive to save lives by detecting and treating cancer earlier”