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ASCO 2020 - Lung Cancer

Immune-related adverse events did not affect the clinical benefit of consolidation checkpoint inhibitor therapy after chemoradiation in stage III non–small-cell lung cancer.
The frequency and durability of outcomes associated with acquired resistance to PD-1 inhibition in non–small-cell lung cancer are presented.
The characteristics of long-term responders to PD-1 blockade are presented.
For oncologists and others who advocate for smoking cessation, it is important to know whether recent quitters who are diagnosed with lung cancer can achieve a survival benefit.
Weekly epirubicin was evaluated as a potential “gentle” option for second-line chemotherapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma after failure of first-line pemetrexed-based chemotherapy.
Approximately 30% of patients with non–small-cell lung cancer present with early-stage (I-IIIA) disease and undergo surgery. Researchers assessed the use of adjuvant osimertinib in this population.
Patients with platinum-pretreated small-cell lung cancer may benefit from combination use of cediranib, an oral VEGF inhibitor, and olaparib, a PARP inhibitor.
Developing novel targeted therapies for patients with cancer who have rare mutations, such as PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway alterations, is particularly challenging for researchers.
Combining nivolumab plus ipilimumab with 2 cycles of chemotherapy may be effective in patients undergoing first-line treatment for metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer.
Despite the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with lung cancers, their role in rare pulmonary tumors, such as large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung, has remained unclear.
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