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Precision Medicine May Have a New Lung Cancer Treatment That Can Be Staged with an EGFR Test as a Companion Diagnostic
“There’s evidence that a cancer drug can cut deaths from lung cancer by as much as 50% when pathology testing indicates the patient has the EGFR mutation”

New technology at Baptist Health Paducah detects lung cancer early
“Baptist Health Paducah has invested in a new robotic bronchoscopy that will help doctors to diagnose lung cancer early.”

Amivantamab Plus Chemotherapy Improves PFS in EGFR Exon 20–Mutant NSCLC
“Amivantamab-vmjw plus carboplatin and pemetrexed led to a clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival vs carboplatin and pemetrexed alone in patients with newly diagnosed advanced or metastatic EGFR exon 20 insertion–mutated non–small cell lung cancer.”

Lung Cancer screening: How it can save your life
“People at high risk of developing lung cancer with yearly low-dose CT scans have better outcomes than high-risk patients who screen using a standard chest X-ray.”

Factors linked to lung cancer similar among adults with incidentally detected lung nodules
“Age, sex, BMI, smoking history, nodule size and nodule location — notable factors linked to lung cancer — were also related to this diagnosis in adults with incidentally detected lung nodules, according to study results published in CHEST.”

Nearly 80% of Doctors Worldwide Mistakenly Believe Nicotine Causes Lung Cancer, Thwarting Efforts to Help One Billion Smokers Quit
“NEW YORK, July 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A significant majority of doctors across the globe mistakenly attributes the negative health consequences of smoking to nicotine, directly jeopardizing advancements made in helping smokers quit, a survey funded by a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World grant has found.”

How artificial intelligence is being used to detect, treat cancer — and the potential risks for patients
“Artificial intelligence, or AI, is continuing to expand into many areas of our lives and one of those is cancer detection. Researchers are using machine-learning to build tools in the realm of cancer detection and diagnosing, potentially catching tumors or lesions that doctors could miss. AI is also being used to help treat patients or communicate with patients about the complexities surrounding their cancer treatments.”

Amazing Famous TV Star Battling Lung Cancer Too Busy With Home Improvements To Dwell Over Diagnosis
“Popular TV host Jonnie Irwin, 49, is in the midst of a tough stage 4 lung cancer battle, but the “Escape to the Country” star isn’t letting the cancer stop him from enjoying his life and family. Although Irwin has made limited public appearances in recent months, a new social media post reveals what could have kept him busy. The cancer warrior unveiled stunning home renovations he’s focused part of his time on.”

US FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation of SN Bioscience’s Nano Anti-Cancer Drug ‘SNB-101’ for Small Cell Lung Cancer
“SEONGNAM, South Korea, July 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SN Bioscience Co. Ltd. (CEO Park Young-hwan) announced on July 19 that the US FDA had granted an orphan drug designation for small cell lung cancer for SNB-101 (API: SN-38), a new polymer nanoparticle drug under development. SNB-101 is the world’s first nanoparticle anticancer drug that has been developed extremely insoluble SN-38 into polymer nanoparticles. It has been approved for phase 1 clinical trials in the US (NCT04640480) and Korea, and the IND for phase 2 has been filed after phase 1 clinical trial in Korea.”

The Assistance Fund Opens New Program for Small Cell Lung Cancer
“ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / July 22, 2023 / The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs, today announced the launch of a new copay assistance program for people living with small cell lung cancer. The program is designed to help eligible individuals pay for their out-of-pocket medical expenses related to small cell lung cancer, such as copays, coinsurance, and deductibles.”