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  • Recent GRACE News & Posts

    • Small Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Trial: Is ECOG 2511 Right for You? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      A current clinical trial (as of May 2014) asks if adding veliparib to chemo will increase progression free survival for late stage small cell lung cancer patients. For more information, visit and enter "ECOG 2511" in the search box. [powerpress]
    • I'm Very Optimistic. For the First Time. [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Thanks to research, Dr. Daniel Morgensztern of the Washington University School of Medicine sees reason to be hopeful in the fight against lung cancer. February 2014 [powerpress]
    • Do You See Advances in Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Near Future? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Research into small cell lung cancer may soon pay off in new treatments. Dr. Taofeek Owonikoko of Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute discusses new approaches that hold great promise. February 2014 [powerpress]
    • Will HER2 Inhibitor Drugs Help Lung Cancer Patients? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      HER2 inhibitors have been successfully used to combat breast cancer, but research has shown that a small percentage of lung cancer patients have a HER2 mutation as well. Dr. Leena Gandhi talks about the role that HER2 drugs may play to fight lung cancer. [powerpress]
    • Treating Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis in Lung Cancer [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is cancer that has spread to the coating of the brain and spinal cord. In the past, prognosis has been bad. But now doctors are learning of effective treatments to deal with this issue. [powerpress]
    • Cancer Pain: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Pain is one of the most feared symptoms faced by cancer patients, particularly those with advanced disease.  The mainstay of treatment for cancer pain remains narcotic pain medications, though other treatments may be helpful and more are in development. Studies have shown that, unfortunately, cancer pain is undertreated.  In a large study of more than a thousand patients with
    • What is the Northwestern Medical Developmental Therapeutics Institute? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      The Northwest Medical Development Therapeutics Institute is breaking new ground by conducting clinical trials that will test treatments based on tumor mutations, rather than where the tumor began. Dr. Melissa Johnson describes the work of the center. [powerpress]
    • How Do You Help Your EGFR Patients Make Treatment Decisions When Their Cancers Grow? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describes how he helps his EGFR lung cancer patients make decisions about next steps in treatment when their cancers grow. [powerpress]
    • FGFR and Its Role in Treating Squamous Cell Lung Cancer [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) mutations may play a role in the growth of squamous cell lung cancer. Dr. Jonathan Riess talks about what they are learning in this area. [powerpress]
    • What Are Heat Shock Protein (HSP) 90 Inhibitors and How May They Help Fight Lung Cancer? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      "HSP 90 inhibitors are a really cool class of drugs..." states Dr. Melissa Johnson of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center as she describes what researchers are learning about these drugs still in early development. February 2014. [powerpress]
    • The Promise of Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Dr. Leena Gandhi of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute sees great potential in immune therapies for lung cancer. In this video, she expresses her hope and excitement for what the future may hold. February 2014. [powerpress]
    • Immunotherapy Treatments for Kidney Cancer [GRACE :: Kidney Cancer]
      Dr. Guru Sonpavde highlights the top research news in immunotherapy for kidney cancer from the ASCO 2014 Annual Meeting. [powerpress]

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