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Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Maintenance Therapy: None, Single Agent, Multiple Agents? 

Barlesi et al have reported results of a randomized trial comparing bevacizumab (Avastin) vs pemetrexed (Alimta)/bevacizumab as maintenance therapy in patients with stage IV nonsquamous cell non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is important to consider their observations in relation to data from...

Expect Questions About Cancer Cachexia From Patients and Family Members

Cachexia is estimated to be the immediate cause of death in 20% to 40% of cancer patients,” and by the time of diagnosis, “60% of patients with lung cancer have already experienced a significant weight loss, according to the National Cancer Institute.1 “All of us who have treated these patients...

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Appetite-Enhancing Agent Helps Patients Treated for NSCLC Gain Weight and Lean Body Mass and Feel Better

People have an image of stage III or IV lung cancer patients getting chemotherapy or chemoradiation, and they look terrible; they are losing weight. The fact is, when they respond, they can gain weight,” according to Philip Bonomi, MD, MS. He is the lead author of a phase III study showing that the ...

Nationally Regarded Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Mary Pazdur, RN, MSN, Remembered by Friends and Colleagues

Oncology nurse practitioner Mary Pazdur, RN, MSN, spent her professional life bettering the clinical care and outcomes of cancer patients, culminating in her career at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, working with patients on cancer vaccine...

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