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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

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

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

Durable Benefits Seen for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema

Apr. 29, 2015 — The National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) was a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) plus medical management with ... read more

New Studies Examine the Significant Risk of Life-Threatening Blood Clots in Post-Surgical Lung Cancer Patients

Apr. 28, 2015 — Lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks 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

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new diagnostic method, namely spectral histopathology, facilitates marker-free detection of individual subtypes of lung cancers. It is an automatable imaging process which, by classifying specific ... 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

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

Playing a Wind Instrument Could Help Lower the Risk of Sleep Apnea

Apr. 16, 2015 — Wind instrument players have a reduced risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea, a new study shows. "The findings of our small study present an interesting theory on preventative measures or ... read more

Socioeconomic Factors Affect Odds of Death After a Lung Cancer Operation

Apr. 16, 2015 — People with limited education and low income have higher odds of death within 30 days after undergoing an operation for lung cancer than those who are more educated and financially better off, ... read more

Gene in High-Altitude Cattle Disease Sheds Light on Human Lung Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — A genetic mutation that causes pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitude has been linked to a condition that leads to a life-threatening situation called brisket disease. This ... 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

After Lung Transplantation: Go Back to Work and Feel Better

Apr. 14, 2015 — Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work. In a new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new collaborative study describes a way that lung tissue can regenerate after injury. The team found that lung tissue has more dexterity in repairing tissue than once ... read more

Pulmonary Emphysema: Novel Neutrophil Elastase Isoform Discovered

Apr. 13, 2015 — Elastases of white blood cells are involved in tissue destruction and can thus cause various diseases. Scientists have discovered a new isoform which could be involved both in the pathogenesis of ... read more

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