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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

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

May 5, 2016 — An antibody has been developed from the body's own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells. The antibody works by targeting a natural defense mechanism that cancer tumors exploit. ... read more

Older Lung Cancer Patients Experience Excellent Survival Following Surgery

May 5, 2016 — Patients aged 65 years and older are living longer after lung cancer surgery, and with older people representing a rapidly growing proportion of patients diagnosed with lung cancer, this improved ... read more

Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients Is Linked to Increased Risk of Non-Cancer Deaths

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy is associated with a small but ... read more

Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Apr. 19, 2016 — Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers demonstrated in a phase II clinical ... read more

Patients With EGFR Expressing NSCLC Benefit Most from Necitumumab Added to Chemotherapy

Apr. 15, 2016 — Patients with epidermal growth factor receptor expressing advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer benefit most from necitumumab added to gemcitabine and cisplatin chemotherapy, according to a ... read more

Potential Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Molecule Has Prostate Cancer Fighting Capabilities

Apr. 14, 2016 — Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness ... read more

Researchers Discover Liver Metastases Have Different Radiation Sensitivities

Apr. 12, 2016 — Radiation is a commonly used therapeutic option to treat liver metastases, with the majority of tumors maintained under control after one year. However, some patients do not respond as well to ... read more

Novel Mechanism of Crizotinib Resistance in a ROS1+ NSCLC Patient

Apr. 11, 2016 — Molecular analysis of a tumor biopsy from a proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase positive (ROS1+) patient with acquired crizotinib resistance revealed a novel mutation in the v-kit Hardy ... read more

Run for Your Life: Exercise Protects Against Cancer

Apr. 7, 2016 — When you’re pounding along an icy pavement or sweating through a gym workout, you try to remind yourself of the many health benefits of exercise. Between gasps, you can say that a healthy, fit ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — A new potential biomarker and target has been identified in lung cancer, namely epiregulin, an under-studied EGF-like growth factor. This discovery led researchers to question whether this ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A study of light-use hookah or waterpipe smokers found evidence of lung function abnormalities, including marked changes in cells lining the airways, a new study ... read more

Cancer Research Shows Promise for Combating Deadly Lung Cancer

Apr. 4, 2016 — Blocking the blood supply of small cell lung cancer tumors may help reduce their growth and delay the regrowth process after treatment, new research indicates. Small cell lung cancer is considered ... read more

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Newly Discovered Clues to Cause of Chemoresistance

Apr. 4, 2016 — Small cell lung cancer is not usually detected until it is at an advanced stage, when metastases have already formed. Chemotherapy is very effective initially but, within a year, cancer recurs and ... read more

Drugs Show Potential for Combating Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

Apr. 3, 2016 — A new study shows that blocking the blood supply of small cell lung cancer tumors may help slow their growth and delay a rebound after chemotherapy. Small cell lung cancer is one of the most ... read more

Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Enhance Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Models, Say Researchers

Mar. 31, 2016 — Several new immunotherapeutic antibodies that inhibit checkpoint receptors on T cells to restimulate the immune system to target tumors have been approved to treat advanced stage lung cancer and ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Scientists have devised a triple-stage 'cluster bomb' system for delivering the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, via tiny nanoparticles designed to break up when they reach a ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Smokers who are screened for lung cancer should be encouraged to quit smoking during their visit, according to experts. Citing a recent recommendation that heavy smokers undergo a yearly screening ... read more

New Genetic Target Found for Most Common Lung Cancer

Mar. 22, 2016 — Research has identified mutations in lung cancer that is key to tumor growth, offering a new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up ... read more

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