Local Oncologist Publishes Research on Lung Cancer

Local Oncologist Published Research In Medical Journal The Lancet Oncology

Dr. J. Thaddeus Beck, of Highlands Oncology Group (Highlands), Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer research group, recently collaborated with research published in the The Lancet Oncology.

The research, entitled “TG4010 immunotherapy and first-line chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TIME): results from the phase 2b part of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2b/3 trial,” focuses on a new treatment medley for patients diagnosed with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.

Lung cancer is a pervasive disease in the United States. In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Research and continuous improvement to cancer treatment is imperative.

The mission of The Lancet Oncology is to publish interesting, informative, and practice-changing articles on any topic connected with clinical oncology, according to the journal’s website. The journal ranks third out of 202 oncology journals worldwide.

As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, Highlands is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results.

Read more on the study at: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(15)00483-0/abstract


Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day.

For more information visit www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com