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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

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

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

No Association Between Lung Cancer Risk in Women, Reproductive History or Hormone Use

Apr. 8, 2015 — A large prospective study of lung cancer found no strong associations between lung cancer risk and a wide range of reproductive history variables and only revealed weak support for a role of hormone ... read more

Researchers List Reasons Why the U. S. Surgeon General Should Announce That UV Tanning Causes Skin Cancer

Apr. 8, 2015 — A July, 2014 Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer by acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak points out that indoor tanning is "strongly associated with increased skin cancer risk," but ... 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

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

Lung Transplant Patients in UK Fare Better Than Publicly Insured Americans

Mar. 24, 2015 — Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than both publicly insured patients in the United Kingdom and privately insured ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. The 3-D structures mimic the complexity of human lungs and may serve as a discovery tool for lung diseases or new ... read more

New Insights Into Survival Outcomes of Asian Americans Diagnosed With Cancer

Mar. 23, 2015 — Numerous studies have documented racial differences in deaths from cancer among non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, but little has been known about survival outcomes for Asian Americans who ... read more

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