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Does Adding Avastin to Tarceva Help EGFR Positive Lung Cancer Patients?

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Drs. Nasser Hanna, Melissa Johnson and Jack West discuss results of a phase 2 trial presented at ASCO 2014 that studied if adding Avastin (bevicizumab) to Tarceva helped EGFR positive lung cancer patients increase progression-free survival. June 2014.

Primary endpoint: PFS by independent review


How Do We Make EGFR Inhibitors Work Better for Patients

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Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describes what research indicates may be more successful treatments for EGFR lung cancer patients.


Why Are Non-Mutated EGFR Genes Called “Wild Type?”

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When it comes to EGFR and lung cancer, is a mutation good or bad? Dr. Joel Neal of Stanford University Medical Center explains why non-mutated genes are called “wild type.” February 2014.


Advice for Lung Cancer Patients: Know Thy Cancer

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What should lung cancer patients know about their disease? Dr. Jonathan Riess argues that patients should understand what type of lung cancer they have and which, if any, mutations their lung tumors may have. He explains why in this video.


Treating EGFR Patients After Tarceva Stops Working

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Tarceva (erlotinib) has greatly helped EGFR positive lung cancer patients, but eventually it stops working. Dr. Jonathan Goldman of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center talks about the next generation EGFR inhibitors that may soon become available. February 2014.


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