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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Molecule Designed to Treat Lung Cancer Shows Promising Results in Mice

May 20, 2015 — A new therapy for lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide, has been identified by researchers. The team's study primarily focuses on lung cancer, yet further studies are ongoing in ... read more

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

Getting Smokers to Quit With an Unlikely Drug: Nicotine

May 18, 2015 — COPD is a mix of chronic bronchitis (which involves a constant cough) and emphysema (which destroys lung tissue). Most people who develop COPD are older with a history of smoking. The Centers for ... read more

Study Validates Effectiveness of Genomic Test for Lung Cancer Detection

May 18, 2015 — A new test will allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to be subjected to fewer and less-invasive tests to determine if they have the ... read more

Experimental Immunotherapy Shows High Response Rate in Advanced Lung Cancer

May 15, 2015 — An early phase study testing an anti-PDL1 agent in combination with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer has provided promising early results, prompting ... 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

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