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Lung Cancer News
February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Researchers Identify Mechanism of Oncogene Action in Lung Cancer

Jan. 19, 2017 — Researchers have identified a genetic promoter of cancer that drives a major form of lung cancer. In a new paper, researchers provide genetic evidence that Ect2 drives lung adenocarcinoma tumor ... read more

Stem Cell 'Marking' Study Offers Alterative Hypothesis of Cancer Metastasis

Jan. 18, 2017 — Stem cells are among the most energetically activated, migratory and proliferative sub-populations of tumor cells, according to a new ... read more

New Research Holds Promise for Personalized Lung Cancer Treatments

Jan. 12, 2017 — New research has uncovered distinct types of tumors within small cell lung cancer that look and act differently from one another. Scientists also identified a targeted drug combination that worked ... read more

Cancers Evade Immunotherapy by 'Discarding the Evidence' of Tumor-Specific Mutations

Jan. 5, 2017 — Results of an initial study of tumors from patients with lung cancer or head and neck cancer suggest that the widespread acquired resistance to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors may ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit from Delayed Chemotherapy After Surgery

Jan. 5, 2017 — Patients with a common form of lung cancer may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to four months after surgery, according to a team of ... read more

Lung-Sparing Surgery for Patients With Advanced Mesothelioma Results in Prolonged Survival, New Study Shows

Dec. 14, 2016 — Patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) treated with a combination of surgery to remove the cancer but save their lung, plus photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy, had a median ... read more

New Cancer Connection: Two Enzymes Work in Tandem to Spur Tumor Growth

Dec. 14, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that two enzymes previously linked independently with keeping cancer cells alive actually work in tandem to spur tumor ... read more

Immunotherapy Drug Gives Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients Extra Four Months of Life With Fewer Side Effects Compared to Chemotherapy

Dec. 13, 2016 — Patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer survive four months longer with fewer side effects on an immunotherapy drug called atezolizumab compared to chemotherapy, according to a phase 3 ... read more

Lung Cancer: Protein as Potential Tool for Predicting Survival

Dec. 6, 2016 — The biomarker PD-1, a protein, could potentially be used to predict survival or disease-free survival of lung cancer patients who have had the tumour surgically removed, a new study has ... read more

Long-Term, Low-Intensity Smoking Associated With Increased Risks of Death

Dec. 5, 2016 — Low-intensity smokers who puff on 10 or less cigarettes per day over their lifetime still have higher risks of death than individuals who never smoke, providing further evidence that there is no safe ... read more

New Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Study Poses Question: Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response?

Nov. 28, 2016 — A new clinical study currently underway is the first to test the combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab with two other drugs as treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, and is also ... read more

Diabetes Proves Deadly for Smokers

Nov. 22, 2016 — While it is well known that smoking causes lung cancer, heavy smokers with diabetes are also at increased risk of death from causes other than lung cancer, according to a new ... read more

Research Reveals Insight Into How Lung Cancer Spreads

Nov. 21, 2016 — A cellular component known as the Golgi apparatus may play a role in how lung cancer metastasizes, according to ... read more

Blood Test Could Predict Best Treatment for Lung Cancer

Nov. 21, 2016 — A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new ... read more

Estimating Survival in Patients With Lung Cancer, Brain Metastases

Nov. 17, 2016 — A new article updates a tool to estimate survival in patients with lung cancer and brain metastases. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States and around the world. A frequent and ... read more

Study Develops Prediction Model for Lung Cancer Risk in Never Smokers

Nov. 2, 2016 — A new personalized assessment tool has been developed that could better predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers using a large prospective cohort ... read more

Beta-Cryptoxanthin, a Carotenoid, Inhibits Nicotine-Linked Lung Cancer Development in Mice

Nov. 1, 2016 — New study finds that beta-cryptoxanthin, a carotenoid primarily found in plants, reduces lung cancer development and invasiveness in mouse and cell models. The results support human epidemiological ... read more

New Target Could Halt Growth, Spread of Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 1, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein that helps ovarian cancer cells multiply and spread. By blocking it with a new antibody agent, they could slow the cancer’s growth and stop it from ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — Researchers have developed an airway-on-a-chip that supports living small-airway-lining cells from normal or diseased human lungs and an instrument that "breathes" cigarette smoke in and ... read more

Breakthrough Drug Approved as Alternative to Chemotherapy for People With Advanced Lung Cancer

Oct. 25, 2016 — Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The first-line designation means that ... read more

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