For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival

For advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival

Patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer who received an immunotherapy drug plus standard chemotherapy lived significantly longer than those who got chemo alone, according to a new study that is expected to change the way such patients are treated. The report was one of several highly anticipated studies on immunotherapy and lung cancer presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Chicago. The studies simultaneously were published by the New England Journal of Medicine on a day that some experts called the "Super Bowl of lung cancer immunotherapy." The reports underscore the increasingly...

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