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Surgical Techniques Continue to Evolve in NSCLC

Jason M. Long, MD, discusses the latest developments with minimally invasive surgical approaches in the treatment of patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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EMA Suggests Extension of Therapeutic Indications for Denosumab

Extension of indication includes the avoidance of skeletal-related events in grown-ups with late-stage malignancies involving the bone

On 22 February 2018, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending towards a change in the marketing authorisation for denosumab (licensee: Amgen Europe BV).

The following extension of the label was adopted by the CHMP:

  • Prevention of skeletal-related events in adults with advanced malignancies involving bone (e.g. pathological fracture, radiation to the bone, spinal cord compression, or surgery to the bone).

Previously, denosumab was only indicated for the prevention of skeletal-related events in adults with bone metastases from solid tumours.

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http://www.esmo.org/Oncology-Information/EMA-Endorses-Extension-of-Therapeutic-Indications-for-Denosumab2

TTFields with Temozolomide Recommended by NCCN for Newly Diagnosed GBM

The combination of TTFields and temozolomide has been added by the NCCN to its guidelines for Category 1 treatment for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, following maximal safe resection and completion of radiation therapy.

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