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Cancer Types

Lung Cancer

  • Forward Look

    What’s Next

    A magnet-guided robot could help doctors look for signs of cancer deeper in the passages of the lungs.

    by Darcy Lewis

  • Facts and Stats

    Driving Down Lung Cancer Deaths

    Screenings, treatment advances and declines in smoking have led to a decrease in lung cancer death rates.

    by Eric Fitzsimmons

  • Forward Look

    New Treatment Approved for Lung Cancer

    KRAS mutations were once thought to be resistant to drug therapy.

    by Carisa Brewster

  • Forward Look

    Spotlight on Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Treatments for small cell lung cancer have remained virtually the same for decades. Now, experts say that hope is on the horizon.

    by Isobel Whitcomb

  • Facts and Stats

    Looking Closely at Lung Cancer

    While there are many kinds of lung cancer, screening recommendations are standard across the board.

    by Bradley Jones

  • Forward Look

    New Therapies for Metastatic Lung Cancer

    Several targeted drugs were approved in 2020 to treat the most common type of lung cancer.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • When Cancer’s Spread Is Limited

    People with cancer that has spread to only a few locations—called oligometastatic cancer—may benefit from aggressive local treatment.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Survivor Profile

    A Return to Carnival

    With a renewed sense of purpose, stage IV lung cancer survivor Oswald Peterson returns to his parents' native Trinidad to celebrate the Caribbean festival.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Immunotherapy Indications Withdrawn

    In recent months, drugmakers have announced they are withdrawing indications for four immune checkpoint inhibitors in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration. What does this mean for patients who are taking these drugs?

    by Anna Goshua

  • Forward Look

    Scanning Disparities

    Whether lung cancer patients receive PET scans depends on race, according to a study.

    by Ashley P. Taylor