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Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Experimental breast cancer drug to be trialled in lung cancer patients

A clinical trial using an experimental drug originally designed to treat breast cancer launches for patients with advanced lung cancer 

Gene test could identify early stage lung cancer patients who may benefit from extra chemo

Researchers in the US have developed a gene test that seems to be able to predict which early stage (stage I) non-small cell lung cancer patients have the poorest...

NICE recommends new targeted lung cancer treatment

A new treatment for a type of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been made available on the NHS.

Molecule linked to lung cancer growth and spread

A molecule called MMP-10 could fuel the growth and spread of a common form of lung cancer, according to US lab work.

Trio of studies outline 'genomic landscape' of non-small cell lung cancer

Researchers have painted the most detailed picture yet of the faulty genes involved in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), one of the world's most hard-to-treat cancers....

Cancer Research UK leads global lung cancer drug trial

Cancer Research UK scientists in Oxford are trialling an experimental drug to treat lung cancer patients who have stopped responding to initial chemotherapy treatment. The...

Diabetes drug makes lung cancer vulnerable to radiotherapy

The diabetes drug metformin slows the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy.

Genetic screen finds new treatment targets for lung cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists are the first to use an efficient new screening strategy to identify gene faults in tumour cells that are possible drug targets for the most...

Counting lung cancer cells opens window on disease

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have found that counting the number of lung cancer cells circulating in the blood could determine how aggressive the cancer is and predict...

New research to revolutionise understanding of lung cancer

In a world first, a new Cancer Research UK study will unlock lung cancer's secrets, tracking in real time how lung tumours develop and evolve as patients receive treatment...