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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

Body's Cancer Defenses Hijacked to Make Pancreatic, Lung Cancers More Aggressive

Apr. 2, 2015 — A vital self-destruct switch in cells can be hijacked, making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research. Researchers found that mutations in the KRAS gene ... read more

Dual Therapy's 1-2 Punch Knocks out Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer

Apr. 2, 2015 — Capitalizing on a rare opportunity to thoroughly analyze a tumor from a lung cancer patient who had developed resistance to targeted drug treatment, scientists identified a biological escape hatch ... read more

Physical Activity Benefits Lung Cancer Patients, Survivors

Apr. 2, 2015 — Exercise and physical activity should be considered as therapeutic options for lung cancer as they have been shown to reduce symptoms, increase exercise tolerance, improve quality of life, and ... read more

Older People at Higher Risk of Emergency Cancer Diagnosis

Apr. 2, 2015 — People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a report. The researchers also found that women and less ... read more

Premature Aging of Stem Cell Telomeres, Not Inflammation, Linked to Emphysema

Apr. 1, 2015 — Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the “caps” or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers say they have discovered what goes ... read more

Fasting and Less-Toxic Cancer Drug May Work as Well as Chemotherapy

Mar. 30, 2015 — Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill ... read more

Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients With Low Tumor Metabolic Activity Have Longer Survival

Mar. 30, 2015 — Low pre-surgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue, a marker of metabolic activity, in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer is associated with increased overall ... read more

Fitness Level Associated With Lower Risk of Some Cancers, Death in Men

Mar. 26, 2015 — Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if ... read more

One in Four High School Seniors Now Try Smoking Water Pipes

Mar. 26, 2015 — Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study reports. The study found that almost one in four high ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — The molecular mechanism of cancer development caused by well-known 'resistance' mutations in the gene called epidermal growth factor receptor has been revealed by researchers for the first ... read more

Early Recall Rates Decline After Second Round of Lung Cancer Screening

Mar. 18, 2015 — Regarding lung cancer, the early repeat scan rate for suspicious findings decreased by more than 80 percent with the second and subsequent low-dose computed tomography screens, but emphasizes the ... read more

Concurrent Chemoradiation Treatment at High-Volume Facilities Improves Survival for NSCLC

Mar. 11, 2015 — Patients treated with definitive concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer have longer overall survival when treated by highly experienced facilities, ... read more

Medical Nanoparticles: Local Treatment of Lung Cancer

Mar. 5, 2015 — Nanoparticles can function as carriers for medicines to combat lung cancer, scientists say, after developing nanocarriers that site-selectively release medicines/drugs at the tumor site in human and ... read more

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