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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

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

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

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

CT Follow-Up Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

July 5, 2016 — Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new ... read more

July 4, 2016 — While immune therapy has proven effective in treating certain types of cancer, especially lung cancer and melanoma, tumors of the pancreas remain among the most difficult to treat and, so far, are ... 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

Prognostic Factor Indicates Risk of Cancer Recurrence Following Radical Prostatectomy

June 27, 2016 — Slightly more than 10% of all patients who undergo successful surgery for prostate cancer have an elevated risk of tumor recurrence afterwards – especially as metastases. Under the microscope, it ... read more

The Silencer: Study Reveals How a Cancer Gene Promotes Tumor Growth

June 23, 2016 — A new study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients ... 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

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