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Author Topic: Immunotherapy Improves Outcomes for People With Locally Advanced Lung Cancer  (Read 584 times)

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A treatment that helps the immune system fight cancer significantly increased progression-free survival for people with Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer, according to results from the PACIFIC trial presented this week at the European Society for Medical Oncology meeting in Madrid.

More than half of patients treated with Imfinzi (durvalumab) following radiation and chemotherapy were still alive with no worsening of disease after one year, compared with just over a third of those who received a placebo. The median progression-free survival duration was 16.8 months in the Imfinzi group and 5.6 months in the placebo group.

Non-small-cell lung cancer, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all lung cancers, is often detected late and has a high mortality rate. It is the leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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