lung cancer

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Latest Headlines

Bristol-Myers' latest PD-1 win could pave the path to earlier use

Bristol Myers-Squibb, a leader among companies at work in immuno-oncology, is pressing for wider use of its lead treatment with new data showing the injected drug could succeed as part of a first-line treatment in lung cancer.

Exosome Diagnostics reels in $17.6M for liquid biopsy development

Exosome Diagnostics raked in $17.6 million in a second round of Series B financing, bringing the total amount raised to $44.7 million. The company plans to use the funds to support the launch of a few of its products, including two blood-based lung cancer liquid biopsies, a urine-based prostate cancer liquid biopsy and a solid tumor panel.

GE gets FDA nod for low-dose CT lung cancer screening device

GE Healthcare got an FDA green light for its low-dose computer tomography (CT) lung cancer screening device, a feather in the company's cap as it deepens its dive into diagnostics imaging.

Genentech's PD-L1 breakthrough star 'atezo' positioned to vault ahead on cancer

Behind the headlines here at ASCO, you'll find one of the biggest players in immuno-oncology quietly positioning itself to grab a leading role in the fast-emerging market.

Veracyte reveals positive numbers for lung cancer test in NEJM

Veracyte has been generating cash for R&D and striking deals to expand its market reach. Now, the company is touting promising results for its bronchial genomic classifier for lung cancer diagnosis as it takes a deeper dive into the lung cancer testing market.

U.K. academics move cell-gene lung cancer therapy into clinic

A team of London-based academics is set to trial a stem cell-delivered gene therapy in patients with lung cancer. The 56-person trial is the first time a stem cell-gene therapy combination has been tested in humans in the U.K.

CMS finalizes plan to offer Medicare coverage for CT scans among smokers

In an effort to detect lung cancer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized plans to offer Medicare coverage for CT scans, or low-dose computed tomography, among smokers aged 55-77.

Roche's Ventana inches closer to FDA approval for lung cancer companion Dx

Roche's Ventana Medical Systems has submitted its companion diagnostic test for ALK1-positive lung cancer for FDA approval, inching the company closer to full regulatory approval for the product and helping it gain ground in a fiercely competitive cancer diagnostics market.

Get-tested lung cancer campaign delivered 'surprising' number of new diagnoses

A new study shows that awareness campaigns can work--and work well. During a three-month push for lung cancer testing in the U.K., primary care doctors referred more than 3,000 extra patients to get tested. About 700 were diagnosed with lung cancer.

CMS will cover lung cancer screening for smokers, pleasing industry, medical associations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acted against the advice of its advisory committee by making the long-sought decision to offer Medicare reimbursement of CT scanning as a means of lung cancer screening among heavy smokers, earning the praise of groups like the Lung Cancer Alliance.