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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A novel multi-potent drug removes arginine from the blood and kills cancer cells, report scientists. Arginine is an essential amino acid for the growth of cancer ... read more

Targeting Low-Oxygen Patches Inside Lung Cancer Tumors Could Help Prevent Drug Resistance

Aug. 25, 2016 — With the right treatment schedule, medications known as hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs) could help prevent drug resistance in a subtype of lung cancer, according to a ... read more

Oxygen Can Impair Cancer Immunotherapy in Mice

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a mechanism in mice by which anticancer immune responses are inhibited within the lungs, a common site of metastasis for many ... read more

Smokers With Newly Discovered Genetic Markers Have Higher Lung Cancer Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung ... read more

Lymph Node Stage May Have Clinical Significance Among NSCLC Patients With Stage IV M1a

Aug. 24, 2016 — Analysis of a large non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient cohort with stage IV M1a disease identified lymph node staging as having clinical significance and an impact on ... read more

How Genomic Sequencing May Be Widening Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

Aug. 18, 2016 — As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they're targeting treatments to small numbers of patients with the potential for big payoffs in ... read more

Afatinib in Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung: Added Benefit Not Proven

Aug. 18, 2016 — Considering Afatinib in advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, neither the direct nor the indirect comparison conducted by the drug manufacturer allows conclusions on advantages or ... read more

Study Highlights Importance of Regular Lung Cancer Screenings for Those at High Risk

Aug. 18, 2016 — A new study has found patients who tested negative for lung cancer by a detailed X-ray screening called low-dose helical computed tomography but later went on to develop lung cancer within the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a flaw in the armor of the most aggressive form of lung cancer, a weakness that doctors may be able to exploit to slow or even stop the disease. Remarkably, this ... read more

Pulmonary Complications in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new article outlines the pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. The study also evaluates the impact of complications such as asthma, chronic cough, emphysema and recurrent pneumonia ... read more

Cutting Off the Cancer Fuel Supply

Aug. 10, 2016 — Research has identified a new approach to cancer therapy in cutting off a cancer cell’s ‘fuel supply’ by targeting a cellular survival mechanism known as ... read more

Scientists Identify Marker for Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells

Aug. 5, 2016 — Scientists have identified a marker that distinguishes PMN-MDSCs from neutrophils in the blood of patients with a variety of cancers. Study also showed that higher numbers of cells positive for the ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Medical researchers have found that inhibiting a protein called BMI1 could inhibit the development of lung ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene, one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one researchers have so far had difficulty targeting ... read more

Introduction of Screening Could Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

July 28, 2016 — The introduction of lung cancer screening in the UK could significantly reduce deaths in high risk groups, without causing participants the undue stress sometimes associated with medical tests, say ... read more

New Therapeutic Targets for Small Cell Lung Cancer Identified

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from ... read more

How Do Cells Recover Their Shape After Being Subjected to External Forces?

July 20, 2016 — Human cells show deformation under the influence of external forces. But how do they recover their original shape afterwards? This mechanism, which is important in medicine and biology, has been ... read more

Hybrid Immune Cells in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Spur Anti-Tumor T Cells to Action

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have identified a unique subset of these cells that exhibit hybrid characteristics of two immune cell types -- neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells -- in samples from early-stage ... read more

Statins May Be Associated With Reduced Mortality in 4 Common Cancers

July 8, 2016 — A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to new research. The 14-year study from nearly one million ... read more

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