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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

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

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

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

Guideline Released on Minimally Invasive Procedure, EBUS-TBNA, to Diagnose Lung Diseases

Sep. 24, 2015 — New clinical guidelines on endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration have been released. The guideline, which applies to a common bronchoscopic test, contains 12 ... read more

Clinical Trial Using Immunotherapy Drug Combinations to Treat Lung Cancer Appears Safe

Sep. 9, 2015 — Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug that unmasks cancer cells and allows the body's immune system to destroy tumors, appears to be safe in treating lung cancers, according to a ... read more

Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Sep. 9, 2015 — In a small pilot study, researchers have demonstrated a rapid, simple way to generate large numbers of lung stem cells for use in disease ... read more

Personalized Medicine's Success Needs Accurate Classification of Tumors

Sep. 8, 2015 — If cancer patients are to receive optimal treatment, clinicians must have an accurate histologic classification of the tumor and know its genetic characteristics, say ... read more

Study Defines Criteria for MET-Driven Lung Cancer Suitable for Crizotinib Treatment

Sep. 8, 2015 — Many cancers include increased copies of the gene MET. But in which cases is MET driving the cancer and in which do these increased copies happen to "ride along" with other molecular ... read more

Advanced Treatment, Prognosis Data Available for TNM Classification

Sep. 8, 2015 — The publication of the 8th edition of the 'Tumor, Node and Metastasis Classification of Lung Cancer' will provide physicians around the world access to new data to more precisely stage and ... read more

New Statement on Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new statement calls for higher taxes on tobacco products, comprehensive advertising and promotion bans of all tobacco products and product regulation including pack ... read more

Men in China Face Increasing Tobacco-Related Cancer Risks

Sep. 2, 2015 — In China, smoking now causes nearly a quarter of all cancers in adult males. High uptake rates of cigarette smoking in teenaged males and continued use in adulthood foreshadow even greater ... read more

Framework for Value-Based Pricing of Cancer Drugs

Aug. 27, 2015 — At a time when cancer drug prices are rising rapidly, an innovative new study provides the framework for establishing value-based pricing for all new oncology drugs entering the ... read more

Is Incense Bad for Your Health?

Aug. 25, 2015 — The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke ... read more

Finding Biomarkers for Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 18, 2015 — Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the US. Researchers are trying to change that, by ... read more

Combining Chemotherapy With an Immune-Blocking Drug Could Stop Cancer Growing Back

Aug. 12, 2015 — Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, according to new ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Tumor cells associated with pancreatic cancer often behave like communities by working with each other to increase tumor spread and growth to different organs. Groups of these cancer cells are better ... read more

Delay in Treatment, Missed Diagnostic Testing Found Among Lung Cancer Patients

July 30, 2015 — Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment, ... read more

July 29, 2015 — New molecular tools are emerging to identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection. The results of a proof-of-concept study suggest that lung cancer fluorescent imaging during surgery using ... read more

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