Of all types of cancer, lung cancer caused more deaths worldwide than any other type of cancer. It also causes more deaths than breast and colorectal cancers combined. Patients with the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have higher survival rates than patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), but the outcomes for both remain bleak. According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for NSCLC between 2004 and 2010 was 20.7% compared to only 6.3% for SCLC.2
NSCLC patients also have more promising and more precise, treatment options today compared to even 10 years ago. Advances in biomarker and precision medicine have led to the development of immunotherapies and targeted novel treatments that have the potential to improve patient outcomes. In the United States, the FDA has approved dozens of biomarker-driven therapies for NSCLC, including ALK, EGFR, and ROS1 inhibitors. Meanwhile, more than 1,200 treatments are in development.
Discover the latest trends in precision medicine for NSCLC in this white paper
White Paper – Precision Medicine for non small cell lung cancer – NSCLC
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