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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

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

Physical Activity Decreases Over Time at All Levels of COPD Severity, Leading to Further Decline

June 12, 2015 — Physical activity decreases substantially over time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at all levels of severity, according to a new ... 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

Dynamic Whole-Body PET Detects More Cancer

June 8, 2015 — Imaging lung cancer requires both precision and innovation. With this aim, researchers have developed a technique for clinical positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that creates advanced ... read more

New Approach for Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

June 8, 2015 — Researchers have identified a potential novel drug target for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a dangerous chronic lung disease. They elucidated a new mechanism of fibrosis formation that plays an ... read more

Researchers Targeting Host Rather Than Flu Virus Have Success With New Treatment in Mice

June 5, 2015 — People who die from the flu actually die from respiratory failure. A curious researcher wondered what would happen if someone developed a treatment that would prevent blood vessels from leaking into ... read more

June 3, 2015 — An experimental procedure using one-way valves to achieve lung volume reduction shows promise for an emphysema patient. Emphysema, a lung disease usually caused by smoking, damages air sacs in the ... 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

Scientists Discover Protein That Plays Key Role in Streptococcal Infections

June 1, 2015 — The effort to identify new ways of fighting infections has taken a step forward now that scientists have identified a key protein involved in the host's response to strep infections, scientists ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children. Should their concentrations be reduced to the ... read more

Doctors' Checklist Could Help Decrease Length of COPD Patients' Hospital Stay

May 29, 2015 — Patients with worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease spend less time in hospital when their doctors manage their care by using a checklist of steps called order ... read more

Treatment for Genetically Caused Emphysema Effective, Experts Say

May 28, 2015 — A landmark clinical study provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective and slows the progression of lung disease. Alpha-1 ... 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

Herpes Offers Big Insights on Coughing -- And Potential New Remedies

May 26, 2015 — Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to two different parts of the nervous ... 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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