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Veracyte reveals positive numbers for lung cancer test in NEJM

Veracyte has been generating cash for R&D and striking deals to expand its market reach. Now, the company is touting promising results for its bronchial genomic classifier for lung cancer diagnosis as it takes a deeper dive into the lung cancer testing market.

U.K. academics move cell-gene lung cancer therapy into clinic

A team of London-based academics is set to trial a stem cell-delivered gene therapy in patients with lung cancer. The 56-person trial is the first time a stem cell-gene therapy combination has been tested in humans in the U.K.

CMS finalizes plan to offer Medicare coverage for CT scans among smokers

In an effort to detect lung cancer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized plans to offer Medicare coverage for CT scans, or low-dose computed tomography, among smokers aged 55-77.

Roche's Ventana inches closer to FDA approval for lung cancer companion Dx

Roche's Ventana Medical Systems has submitted its companion diagnostic test for ALK1-positive lung cancer for FDA approval, inching the company closer to full regulatory approval for the product and helping it gain ground in a fiercely competitive cancer diagnostics market.

Get-tested lung cancer campaign delivered 'surprising' number of new diagnoses

A new study shows that awareness campaigns can work--and work well. During a three-month push for lung cancer testing in the U.K., primary care doctors referred more than 3,000 extra patients to get tested. About 700 were diagnosed with lung cancer.

CMS will cover lung cancer screening for smokers, pleasing industry, medical associations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services acted against the advice of its advisory committee by making the long-sought decision to offer Medicare reimbursement of CT scanning as a means of lung cancer screening among heavy smokers, earning the praise of groups like the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Drug combo causes lung cancer cells to self-destruct

U.K. researchers have hit upon a drug combination that appears to combat lung cancer by triggering self-destruction in tumor cells.

Cleveland Clinic crew identifies possible lung cancer biomarkers

Cleveland Clinic scientists believe they have identified possible blood biomarkers that could help detect lung cancer, based on the alteration of metabolic processes that happens to patients with the disease at various stages.

Veran raised $12M to commercialize lung biopsy device

St. Louis, MO-based Veran Medical closed a $12 million financing round. The company, specializing in thoracic navigation an biopsy for early detection of lung cancer, will use the funds toward continued commercial expansion in the U.S. and international launch of the Veran Thoracic Navigation System.

UPDATED: Novartis partners with Bristol-Myers Squibb as immuno-oncology deal frenzy heats up

Novartis is prepping new studies that will test how well three of its oncology drugs--the experimental INC280 and EGF816 and the newly approved ALK inhibitor Zykadia--do when combined with Bristol-Myers Squibb's PD-1 drug nivolumab in a joint attack on non-small cell lung cancer.