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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Receiving Curative Lung Cancer Surgery Varies by State

Nov. 13, 2015 — The likelihood of receiving curative-intent surgery for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer varies substantially from state to state, according to new ... read more

Promising Treatment for Scleroderma-Related Interstitial Lung Disease

Nov. 8, 2015 — Mycophenolate mofitil is as effective as cyclophosphamide in treating interstitial lung disease in people with scleroderma, according to new ... read more

Guidelines First to Focus on Children With Pulmonary Hypertension

Nov. 3, 2015 — The first guidelines developed for children with pulmonary hypertension are the result of a collaboration between heart and lung experts and their review of 600 studies. The causes and treatment of ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — By testing over 4,000 genes in human tumors, a research team uncovered an enzyme responsible for suppressing a common and deadly lung cancer. This enzyme, called EphA2, normally polices a gene ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Nov. 2, 2015 — Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with increased risk of death in the past, but a new study brings that risk into sharper focus. The new work suggests the importance of vigilance in ... read more

New Policies Would Expand Pediatric Lung Transplant Access, Study Shows

Nov. 2, 2015 — Broader geographic sharing of pediatric donor lungs could result in twice as many lung transplants for young patients in the US, according to a ... read more

New Treatment Option for Nonfunctional Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Lung, Gastrointestinal Tract

Oct. 28, 2015 — The efficacy of the agent everolimus in treating nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumours of lung or gastrointestinal origin has been demonstrated by researchers. Progression-free survival of patients ... read more

Natural Protein Cage Developed for Improved Cancer Drug Delivery

Oct. 26, 2015 — A unique, tiny protein cage has been created by scientists to deliver nasty chemotherapy chemicals directly to cancer cells. Direct delivery could improve treatment and lessen what can be horrendous ... read more

Lung Cancer Specialist Brings New Treatments, Hope to New Mexicans

Oct. 26, 2015 — This year, more than 158,000 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer. That's a staggering number: it's more than all the deaths expected from breast, prostate, colon, rectum, bladder ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — Among foot soldiers on the immune front line is a subpopulation of white blood cells called "patrolling monocytes," whose job is to cruise the bloodstream, cart off cellular debris, and ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — A physician, who during his 31-year career in medicine has seen the harmful effects of smoking on his patients, advocates for raising the smoking age to 21. He says the move would help curb access to ... read more

A New Way to Starve Lung Cancer?

Oct. 20, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new way to stop the growth of lung cancer cells, by blocking their ability to use alternative sources of nutrition. The discovery was made possible by identifying the ... read more

Case Report Finds Acute Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in Patient Using E-Cigarettes

Oct. 19, 2015 — Researchers present a case report of acute inhalation lung injury related to the use of e-cigarettes and a flavored e-cigarette liquid containing ... read more

For Lung Cancer Patients, IMRT Associated With Lesser Side Effects, Better Tolerance of Chemotherapy, Compared to Conventional Radiation Therapy

Oct. 18, 2015 — An analysis of an international, cooperative-led trial of patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer has shown that those who received intensity modulated radiation therapy had less ... read more

App Facilitates Early Detection, Treatment of COPD Exacerbation Symptoms

Oct. 16, 2015 — A digital health application for reporting symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) facilitated early detection and treatment of COPD exacerbation symptoms, according to an ... read more

Rare Mutation May Extend Survival in Lung Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases

Oct. 15, 2015 — Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer that has metastasized to the brain have a dire prognosis. But researchers have identified a subset of those patients with a rare genetic mutation who are ... read more

Study Reveals High Rates of Preventable Cancers in Indigenous Peoples of High-Income Countries

Oct. 15, 2015 — New research highlights the scale and profile of cancer in indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, revealing high rates of often preventable cancers including lung and ... read more

Microscopic View of Coughed-Up Mucus May Be New Biomarker for Cystic Fibrosis Progression

Oct. 14, 2015 — Researchers have been studying mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and their primary goal was to design inhalable therapeutic nanoparticles that cross the cystic fibrosis mucus barrier in ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, second only to cardiovascular disease. Lung cancer, the most common form, causes more deaths than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. Now ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A life-sized artificial human lung is the first diagnostic tool for understanding in real time how tiny particles behave in the deepest part of the human lungs. It could shed light on airborne ... read more

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