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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

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

New Program Using CT Technology Helping Doctors Better Detect Lung Cancer

July 9, 2015 — Long-time smokers and past smokers now have a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have lung cancer thanks to a comprehensive lung cancer screening program that uses CT scan ... read more

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

Blood Test for Lung Cancer a Step Closer

June 29, 2015 — Two oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common ... read more

Annual Low-Dose CT Screening Safe, Reliable for Identifying Pre-Cancers

June 23, 2015 — An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery. The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed ... read more

CT Allows Nonsurgical Management of Some Lung Nodules

June 23, 2015 — People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography screening, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings could help spare patients ... read more

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

June 22, 2015 — More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated with lung ... read more

Age-Related Inflammatory Processes Facilitate Development of COPD

June 17, 2015 — At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in ... read more

Comorbid Conditions Associated With Worse Lung Cancer Survival

June 11, 2015 — Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure have a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without ... read more

Survival Benefit With 'Fully Human' EGFR Antibody Necitumumab in Squamous NSCLC

June 10, 2015 — Results of a 1,093-person phase III clinical trial of the drug Necitumumab (IMC-11F8) combined with chemotherapies gemcitabine and cisplatin against stage IV squamous non-small cell lung cancer have ... read more

Multimodality Treatment for Metastatic Lung Cancer With Surgery May Improve Survival Rates

June 10, 2015 — Patients diagnosed with an advanced form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer may benefit from surgical resection (removal of all or part of the lung) in combination with chemotherapy and ... read more

Breast Cancer Study Raises Hope of Therapy to Stop Tumor Spread

June 8, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a trigger that allows breast cancer cells to spread to the lungs. The findings could lead to new therapies that stop the progression of breast cancer, the researchers ... read more

Triple Treatment Keeps Cancer from Coming Back

June 3, 2015 — Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, responsible for some 1.59 million deaths a year. That figure is due, in part, to the fact that the cancer often returns after what, at ... read more

'Highly Effective' New Biomarker for Lung Cancer Discovered

June 3, 2015 — Scientists have found a protein that circulates in the blood that appears to be more accurate at detecting non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than currently available methods used for ... read more

Multimodality Treatment for Metastatic Lung Cancer That Includes Surgery May Improve Survival Rates

June 1, 2015 — Patients diagnosed with an advanced form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may benefit from surgical resection (removal of all or part of the lung) in combination with chemotherapy and ... read more

Immunotherapy Drug Improves Survival for Common Form of Lung Cancer

May 31, 2015 — In a head-to-head clinical trial comparing standard chemotherapy with the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, researchers found that people with squamous-non-small cell lung cancer who received nivolumab ... read more

Promising Trial Results of Brigatinib Show That All Next-Gen ALK Inhibitors May Not Be Created Equal

May 27, 2015 — Phase I/II clinical trial results show promising results for investigational drug brigatinib against ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with 58 of 78 ALK+ patients responding to treatment, ... read more

E-Cigarette Vapor, Even When Nicotine-Free, Found to Damage Lung Cells

May 26, 2015 — With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise, especially among young people, research to uncover the health effects of e-cigs is becoming increasingly important. In a new study, researchers find that ... read more

Nanotechnology Identifies Brain Tumor Types Through MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' in Animal Studies

May 26, 2015 — A tiny drug-delivery system has been invented that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through 'virtual biopsies' and then attack the molecular structure of the disease. The results ... read more

Researchers Discover Molecular Approach to Promote Cancer Cell Death

May 21, 2015 — Lung cancer researchers have discovered a novel strategy to exploit apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, for the treatment of lung cancer. The protein Bcl-2 is a known target for cancer ... read more

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