National Cancer Institute
at the National Institutes of Health
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)
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Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.
- Clinical Trials to Treat Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Check for non-small cell lung cancer treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
- Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)
[ patient ] [ health professional ]
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of small cell lung cancer.
- Clinical Trials to Treat Small Cell Lung Cancer
Check for small cell lung cancer treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.
- Drugs Approved for Lung Cancer
This page lists cancer drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lung cancer. The list includes generic names, brand names, and common drug combinations, which are shown in capital letters.
- Targeted Drug Benefits Some Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
The drug crizotinib (Xalkori) substantially lengthens the amount of time some patients with advanced lung cancer live without their disease progressing, according to findings from the first large clinical trial to test the targeted therapy.
- Expanding the Playing Field: Immune-Based Therapy Shows Potential for Lung, Other Cancers
Results from two early-phase clinical trials presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting provide further evidence that priming the immune system to attack tumors has potential as a treatment for certain cancers.
- Cetuximab Plus Chemotherapy Extends Survival for Advanced Lung Cancer
Patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received cetuximab (Erbitux) plus chemotherapy lived on average 5 weeks longer than patients who received chemotherapy alone, according to results of a randomized phase III trial.
- Palliative Care Improves Survival, Quality of Life in Advanced Lung Cancer
Patients with advanced lung cancer who received early palliative care experienced longer median survival than those who only received palliative care near death, according to results of a randomized clinical trial published August 19, 2010, in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Targeted Cancer Therapies
A fact sheet that describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in carcinogenesis (the process by which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells) and tumor growth.
- Angiogenesis Inhibitors
A fact sheet that describes the process of eliminating the blood supply to tumors. Lists the cancers in which this approach is being tested.
- Biological Therapies for Cancer
A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies.
- Lasers in Cancer Treatment
A fact sheet that describes use of high-intensity light in cancer treatment, its advantages and disadvantages, and types of procedures that use it.
- Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
A fact sheet that explains photodynamic therapy, how it is administered, and indications and side effects of treatment.
- Radiation Therapy for Cancer
A fact sheet that defines the different types of radiation therapy and discusses scientific advances that improve the effectiveness of this treatment.
- Metastatic Cancer
A fact sheet about metastasis, the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of cancer that has spread.