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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Smoking a Significant Predictor of Lung Cancer Recurrence in Survivors

May 19, 2015 — A new study has shown that many lung cancer survivors are at high risk for developing another lung cancer or having their cancer return after completing treatment. The study specifically looked at ... read more

Adding Genetic Information Changes Risk Profile of Smokers and Results in Greater Adherence to CT Lung Screening

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have found that adding genetic information to a former or current smoker’s clinical risk profile results in a reclassification of their risk for lung cancer in about one in four ... read more

Advances Made With Pembrolizumab in Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 13, 2015 — The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is generally well tolerated in those with small cell lung cancer, one of the most difficult to treat forms of lung cancer when it is in advanced stages, ... read more

ASTRO Issues Guideline on Definitive and Adjuvant RT for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 5, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology is issuing a new guideline, 'Definitive and adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: An American Society for Radiation ... read more

Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match

May 5, 2015 — A new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples has been developed by researchers, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for ... read more

Link Between Inherited Genetic Variations, Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Discovered

May 1, 2015 — Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with NSCLC have a poor prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of only 16 percent. Researchers hope to ... read more

Prolonged Statin Use May Lower Risk of Lung Cancer Death

May 1, 2015 — Lung cancer patients who used statins in the year prior to a lung cancer diagnosis or after a lung cancer diagnosis had a reduction in the risk of death from the disease, researchers report at the ... read more

New Method of Investigating Human Lung Tissue Enables Improved Drug Target Validation for COPD Treatment

Apr. 30, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in testing the effectiveness of new approaches for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on ex vivo 3D human lung tissue cultures. For the first time, the ... read more

Rociletinib Shows Promising Activity Against Treatment-Resistant EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer

Apr. 29, 2015 — A new targeted therapy drug against EGFR-mutation driven lung tumors that have become resistant to current therapies shows activity against the most common resistance mutation, significantly ... read more

Researchers Detail Role of Silica and Lung Cancer

Apr. 29, 2015 — Researchers have detailed a critical connection associated with a major environmental cause of silicosis and a form of lung cancer. Exposure to crystalline silica (CS) is common to a variety of ... read more

Potential New Lung Cancer Therapy

Apr. 20, 2015 — New findings about regulation of PD-L1, a protein that allows cancer to evade the immune system, has shown therapeutic promise for several cancers, including the most common form of lung ... read more

New Subsets of Lung Cancer With KRAS Gene Mutations Identified

Apr. 19, 2015 — Mutations of the KRAS gene are commonly known to lead to cancer. However, deeper understanding of exactly how they do this continues to be explored by cancer researchers. This line of research has ... read more

Driver of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, FGFR1, Also Present in 23 Percent of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Apr. 14, 2015 — Results presented at AACR 2015 show oncogene recognized in NSCLC in small cell lung cancer, as well, implying that medicines in development for the first may be applicable to ... read more

DNA Blood Test Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

Apr. 17, 2015 — Cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream of lung cancer patients can provide doctors with vital mutation information that can help optimize treatment when tumor tissue is not available, an ... read more

One in Four Advanced Lung Cancer Patients Tested for EGFR Mutations Started on First-Line Treatment Before Test Results Available

Apr. 17, 2015 — Lack of test results may impact treatment effectiveness and survival, survey in Europe, Asia and US ... read more

Smokers Underestimate Risks of a Few Cigarettes

Apr. 17, 2015 — Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, researchers report. "People who ... read more

Evidence Grows That Melanoma Drugs Benefit Some Lung Cancer Patients

Apr. 17, 2015 — A subset of lung cancer patients can derive important clinical benefits from drugs that are more commonly used to treat melanoma, the authors of a new academic clinical trial in Europe have ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — The PARD3 gene has been identified by researchers as a tumor suppressor that is inactivated in lung cancer squamous type. PARD3 gene encodes a protein that regulates cell polarization and cell ... read more

Drug Resistant Mechanism Revealed for a New Targeted Cancer Therapy

Apr. 9, 2015 — New research shines a light on identifying ‘hot spots’ in drug-resistant mutations involving a certain protein found to influence cancer ... read more

Novel Mechanism Controlling Lung Cancer Stem Cell Growth Discovered

Apr. 7, 2015 — Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the number one cause of cancer-related mortality. It is estimated that more than 158,000 people will die from lung cancer in the United States ... read more

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