•   George Lundberg, MD

    Press release from Novocure curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Chinese doctors managing one the most difficult tumors to treat, glioblastoma (GBM), now have another approved option, Optune, after favorable clinical trial results. The method has been previously approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Go to full article published by Novocure on Business Wire.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The ASCO Post curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Clinical trial results have shown a 13-month overall survival benefit from maintenance therapy—treatment to prevent or delay recurrence—with olaparib for advanced ovarian cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from OncLive curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved another new drug for people with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors that have high levels of a protein called PD-L1.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    In a large clinical trial for recurrent glioblastoma, treatment with the drug nivolumab, a PD-1 inhibitor, performed no better than standard-of-care treatment with the drug bevacizumab.

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    What’s New in Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

    Emma Shtivelman, PhD

    Chemotherapy was once the only treatment option for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But five years ago, immunotherapy—treatment that boosts a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer—came on the scene. In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug nivolumab (brand name Opdivo) as next-line treatment for NSCLC after chemotherapy. Today, new immunotherapy options continue… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    This FDA announcement is a welcome one for patients afflicted by epithelial ovarian cancer that has spread.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The ASCO Post curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Based upon clinical trial results compared to controls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved additional uses for the drug tucatinib (brand name Tukysa) in combination with trastuzumab and capecitabine.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from Neurosurgery curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The best chance a patient has for survival with glioblastoma is the extent to which the tumor is initially removed surgically. The tools discussed in this study can help the surgeon maximize extirpation.

    Go to full paper published in Neurosurgery.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Good News Network curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Lynparza (olaparib) for treating  stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients with hereditary BRCA mutation who have not progressed on platinum therapy. A clinical trial showed prolongation of progression free survival in this subset of patients.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from WebMD curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    An aggressive 3-part approach may offer hope for some patients with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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