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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Receiving Curative Lung Cancer Surgery Varies by State

Nov. 13, 2015 — The likelihood of receiving curative-intent surgery for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer varies substantially from state to state, according to new ... read more

New Treatment Option for Nonfunctional Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Lung, Gastrointestinal Tract

Oct. 28, 2015 — The efficacy of the agent everolimus in treating nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumours of lung or gastrointestinal origin has been demonstrated by researchers. Progression-free survival of patients ... read more

Biologists Unravel Drug-Resistance Mechanism in Tumor Cells

Oct. 22, 2015 — Cancer biologists have discovered that targeting the RNA-binding protein that promotes drug-resistance could lead to better cancer ... read more

A New Way to Starve Lung Cancer?

Oct. 20, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new way to stop the growth of lung cancer cells, by blocking their ability to use alternative sources of nutrition. The discovery was made possible by identifying the ... read more

Orange Lichens Are Potential Source for Anticancer Drugs

Oct. 19, 2015 — An orange pigment found in lichens and rhubarb called parietin may have potential as an anti-cancer drug because it interferes with the metabolic enzyme 6PGD, scientists have ... read more

For Lung Cancer Patients, IMRT Associated With Lesser Side Effects, Better Tolerance of Chemotherapy, Compared to Conventional Radiation Therapy

Oct. 18, 2015 — An analysis of an international, cooperative-led trial of patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer has shown that those who received intensity modulated radiation therapy had less ... read more

Study Reveals High Rates of Preventable Cancers in Indigenous Peoples of High-Income Countries

Oct. 15, 2015 — New research highlights the scale and profile of cancer in indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, revealing high rates of often preventable cancers including lung and ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, second only to cardiovascular disease. Lung cancer, the most common form, causes more deaths than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. Now ... read more

Tolerant Immune System Increases Cancer Risk

Oct. 6, 2015 — If peripheral immune tolerance is very distinct, the risk for lung cancer doubles, the risk for colon cancer increases by 60 percent, scientists have now reported. They have shown for the first time ... read more

Genetic Polymorphism Associated With Lung Cancer Progression

Oct. 5, 2015 — Genetic polymorphisms associated with cancer progression lead to variations in gene expression and may serve as prognostic markers for lung cancer, researchers show. They found that in patients with ... read more

FDA Approves Game-Changing Immunotherapy Drug to Fight Lung Cancer

Oct. 2, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the breakthrough drug Keytruda to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer, signaling a paradigm shift in the way the deadliest of all cancers is ... read more

Lung Cancer Screening Programs Do Not Increase Rates of Unnecessary Surgeries

Oct. 1, 2015 — Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without ... read more

What Is the Cost of Lung Cancer in Germany?

Oct. 1, 2015 — With more than 50,000 newly diagnosed cases each year, lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Germany. As yet, however, very few statistics are available on the care situation of ... read more

Doctors Often Overtreat With Radiation in Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Sep. 30, 2015 — Almost half of patients with advanced lung cancer receive more than the recommended number of radiation treatments to reduce their pain, according to a new study. Radiation therapy that is ... read more

Immunotherapy Superior to Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer in International Trial

Sep. 28, 2015 — "Game-changing results” have been announced by a team of scientists using the immunotherapy drug nivolumab to treat certain lung cancers that failed to respond to first-line ... read more

First ‘targeted’ Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer Shows Promise

Sep. 28, 2015 — Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive disease that is difficult to treat and is frequently only diagnosed when it has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized). Five-year survival ... read more

Atezolizumab Set to Change Refractory Lung Cancer Treatment

Sep. 27, 2015 — Atezolizumab is set to substantially change treatment strategies for patients with refractory lung cancer, according to new ... read more

Results of International Trial Show Promise in Rare, Difficult to Treat Cancer: Results from the RADIANT-4 Trial

Sep. 27, 2015 — An international team of researchers has shown that the use of the mTOR inhibitor, everolimus, can delay tumour growth among both gastrointestinal and lung neuroendocrine tumours. This is ... read more

Differences Found Between Smokers and Non-Smokers Who Develop Lung Cancer

Sep. 27, 2015 — Tobacco smoke is known to be the main risk factor for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), although non-smokers can get it too. The incidence among non-smokers is increasing in many countries. Now a ... read more

Lung Cancer Survival Rates Improve With CT Scan Follow-Up

Sep. 27, 2015 — Patients with recurrent lung cancer have better post-surgery survival rates if their management includes a follow-up program based on computer tomography of the chest, according to new ... read more

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