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July 31, 2016

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July 31, 2016

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

June 29, 2016 — Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded nanoparticle, say cancer ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study. The discovery could help with future development of novel treatments to prevent ... read more

Presurgery Chemotherapy May Make Advanced Ovarian Cancers Responsive to Immunotherapy

June 15, 2016 — Metastatic ovarian cancer patients treated with chemotherapy prior to surgery had altered immune cells in their tumors, and specific alterations identified suggest that immunotherapy given after ... read more

Middle-Aged More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Lung Cancer

June 14, 2016 — Younger patients aged 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new ... read more

FDG PET Evaluates Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 13, 2016 — Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) have a collective reputation for not responding very well to chemotherapy. Researchers now report a means of evaluating an immunotherapy that fights off NSCLC by ... read more

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 13, 2016 — The use of adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients improves overall survival and five-year OS in patients with tumor sizes ranging from 3-7 ... read more

Many Family Physicians Have Inaccurate Knowledge About Lung Cancer Screening

June 13, 2016 — Although clinical trials have shown that lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can detect lung cancers early and reduce lung cancer mortality, less than half of family ... read more

Researchers Discover a Mechanism That Reverses Resistance to Antiangiogenic Drugs

June 9, 2016 — Researchers have just published an important finding regarding antiangiogenic drugs. In the article they describe a resistance mechanism to these compounds and, more importantly, a way to reverse it. ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Being able to identify lung cancer "signature" through a simple breath test has emerged as one of the most promising ways to diagnose the disease. Now the test is being used to monitor for ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients Who Have Surgery Live Longer

June 9, 2016 — Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don't, but fewer of these patients are undergoing surgery, researchers ... read more

Pembrolizumab Elicits Significant Antitumor Activity in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

June 6, 2016 — Treating head and neck cancer patients with recurrent or metastatic disease with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab resulted in significant clinical responses in a fifth of the patients from a phase II ... read more

Progression-Free Survival Triples in Select Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients With Surgery or Radiation After Standard Chemotherapy

June 6, 2016 — Lung cancer patients with oliogometastases, defined as three or fewer sites of metastasis, may benefit from aggressive local therapy, surgery or radiation, after standard chemotherapy, according to ... read more

Twice a Day Radiotherapy Halves Treatment Time and Is Equally Good at Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 4, 2016 — Having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks -- when combined with chemotherapy -- is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer that hasn't ... read more

Up to One-Quarter of Lung Cancer Patients Ineligible for Immunotherapy

June 4, 2016 — A significant proportion of lung cancer patients also have autoimmune disease, which may make them unsuitable for increasingly popular immunotherapy treatments, a team of researchers has ... read more

Two-Drug Immunotherapy Deemed Safe for Lung Cancer Patients, Study Shows

June 2, 2016 — Utilizing the immunotherapeutic agents nivolumab and ipilimumab could lead to more effective treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer patients who fail initial therapy, report ... read more

Lung Cancer Survival Rate Increases by 73 Percent If Caught Early

May 25, 2016 — The UK Lung cancer screening trial has been successfully completed and has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and have up ... read more

Effective Protection for Non-Smokers Could Prevent 30% of All Cancer Deaths

May 24, 2016 — Every year, lung cancer causes around 1.6 million deaths worldwide. 70% of all lung cancer patients throughout the world are smokers or ex-smokers and, in Central Europe, this figure is higher than ... read more

Blood Marker Determines Who Will Respond to Colorectal Cancer Drug

May 13, 2016 — Cancer researchers have identified a marker that shows up in a blood test that determines which patients with colorectal cancer that has spread would benefit from receiving the drug ... read more

Discovery of Lung Cancer Mutations Responsive to Targeted Therapies, Immunotherapies

May 9, 2016 — A number of new driver mutations in lung cancer cells has been discovered that may be responsive to genomically targeted therapies and to ... read more

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