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Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

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...

Early results show erlotinib extends life for women with advanced lung cancer

Three times as many women with advanced lung cancer were alive and had no progression of their cancer 12 months after taking the drug erlotinib (also known as Tarceva)...