UBM Medica US recently announced that OncoTherapy Network, an online network for oncologists and other clinicians, is currently discussing the latest research updates on lung cancer treatment.
Headquartered in New York, UBM Medica US moderates the online community which helps oncologists and clinicians gain a better understanding of the most recent information available about targeted and immunotherapies. It is a leading reference for the latest healthcare information, strategic and integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach. It aims to improve the healthcare system through education and effective information services.
Each November, the network focuses its attention on National Lung Cancer Awareness Month through local and nationwide events and social media outreach campaigns. A large number of patients are being diagnosed in advanced stages of lung cancer in the United states that OncoTherapy Network believes justifies the necessity for more awareness and accurate, effective ways for oncologists to target lung cancer.
The newest research developments for lung cancer involve the study of lung cancer mutations, treatments, and quality of life when targeted agents are used — all of which can be found online at OncoTherapy Network. Some examples of what can be accessed:
- “Lung Cancer Resistance Mutations Point to New Treatment Approaches” by Anna Azvolinsky, PhD, about “two novel mutations in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene in ALK-positive lung cancer patients that confer resistance to the ALK inhibitor alectinib,” as it can be read in the abstract.
- “PD-L1 As a Predictive Biomarker for Anti-PD-1/Anti-PD-L1 Therapies in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer” by Joseph McLaughlin, MD: “Immunotherapies, such as anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies, offer promising new treatment options for various malignancies including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). With the advent of these immunotherapies, much interest and energy has been focused on developing a companion predictive biomarker,” as it can be read in the abstract.
- Cancer Patients Going the Distance, metaphors to face cancer.
Another recent initiative to raise awareness to lung cancer diseases is Lung Force, the American Lung Association‘s movement to gather women against this disease, since it has a particular higher penetration in this gender. The celebrities Valerie Harper, Jewel, Kellie Pickler and Mackena Bell are supporting the action.