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Other advances in LC (ASCO 2009)

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Two studies showed that treatment with targeted therapy drugs (drugs that target the faulty genes and proteins that contribute to cancer growth) showed the growth and spread of advanced NSCLC. These studies onclude:

* Adding the drug erlotinib (TARCEVA) to the follow-up treatment with the drug bevacizumab (AVASTIN)

*Adding the drug vandetanib (Zactima) to standard chemotherapy with docetaxel (Taxotere)

Go to www.cancer.net/ascoannualmeetings for additional information on these studies

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