Stand Up To Cancer launched four new teams aimed at detecting and treating cancer in its earliest stages. Lung cancer expert Julie Brahmer, M.D., is… Read More »Cancer Interception: Kimmel Experts Part of New Stand Up To Cancer Project
Patients and doctors received news this week of the FDA’s approval of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab in combination with platinum doublet chemotherapy as first-line therapy for… Read More »Lung cancer immunotherapy options expand
Endocrinologists, or hormone doctors, are on your lung cancer treatment team “if it's clinically appropriate for them to be a part of it,” says radiation… Read More »Do you have endocrinologists on the lung cancer team?
Many lung cancer patients are concerned about the side effects lung cancer radiation can cause, such as heart or kidney damage, or fertility problems, says… Read More »What side effects can lung cancer radiation cause?
“When I meet with patients, I tell them that there are three critical parts to their therapy. The first is local therapy, such as surgery… Read More »How does diet affect lung cancer risk or treatment? Do you have a nutritionist on my care team?
“Molecular profiling of a tumor has really taken off over the last few years, and a few years ago, it could take several weeks for… Read More »How long does it take to test and see test results about lung cancer mutations?
It seems that more young people in their 30s and 40s are being diagnosed. Are any studies looking at this and can they help younger patients?
“I'm not aware of data to show that more young people are being diagnosed with lung cancer,” says Russell K. Hales, M.D., a radiation oncologist,… Read More »It seems that more young people in their 30s and 40s are being diagnosed. Are any studies looking at this and can they help younger patients?
“Staging is a critical part of therapy,” says radiation oncologist Russell K. Hales, M.D. of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins… Read More »How do you determine what stage of cancer I have?
“Absolutely, yes. All of our therapies, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy for lung cancer come with risks and benefits,” says radiation oncologist Russell K.… Read More »Are there any long term effects or dangers from radiation for lung cancer?