Tag Archives: Lung

FDA Approves Genentech’s Tecentriq as a First-Line Monotherapy for Certain People With Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Print this page South San Francisco, CA — May 18, 2020 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) treatment for adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have high… Read More »

FDA Approves Retevmo (selpercatinib) for Patients with Advanced RET-Driven Lung and Thyroid Cancers

FDA Approves Retevmo (selpercatinib) for Patients with Advanced RET-Driven Lung and Thyroid Cancers Print this page INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Retevmo™ (selpercatinib, 40 mg & 80 mg capsules), the first therapy specifically indicated for the treatment of adult patients with… Read More »

California woman collapsed on Christmas with ‘vape lung’ says ‘I looked dead’

‘I look dead’: California woman who spent two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape lung’ after collapsing on Christmas Day warns urges teens – and adults – to stay away from e-cigarettes Julia Itzen, 37, of Los Angeles, California suddenly collapsed on Christmas Day She wound up spending two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape… Read More »

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant

A 17-year-old boy whose lungs were irreversibly damaged by vaping received a double-lung transplant at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a lifesaving measure taken when a patient’s own lungs are diseased or damaged beyond repair and there is no other hope of survival, doctors said on Tuesday. Without the transplant, performed last month, the… Read More »

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. Jeffrey Manzanares, 33, lies in the intensive care unit of the University of Utah Hospital while being treated for vaping injury and other lung infections… Read More »