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When Is the Best Time to Give Patients With Lung Cancer Immunotherapy – Everyday Health

New data from the Checkmate-816 study suggests that treating patients with lung cancer with immunotherapy before surgery improves survival.

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For years, the standard treatment for early stage non-small-cell lung cancer that hasnt spread beyond the lungs has been chemotherapy given either before or after surgery to kill off any microscopic remaining tumor that may have spread before the surgery.
The results, however, were less than ideal.
Even when surgery goes well, the cancer returns in more than half the patients, and many then die from their disease, says Nicolas Girard, MD, head of medical oncology at the Curie Institute in Paris,…

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