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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

Number of Mutations in a Tumor Varies by Age and Type of Cancer

May 17, 2017 — The tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient's cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors, a team of investigators has ... read more

Some Lung Cancer Patients Benefit from Immunotherapy Even After Disease Progression

May 4, 2017 — Some advanced lung cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy even after the disease has progressed as evaluated by standard criteria, according to new research. The findings pave the way for certain ... read more

White Blood Cell Count Predicts Response to Lung Cancer Immunotherapy

May 4, 2017 — White blood cell counts can predict whether or not lung cancer patients will benefit from immunotherapy, according to new ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Two independent studies have begun mapping the connections between and identities of the thousands of immune cells surrounding human tumors. One research group, looking at kidney cancer, found that ... read more

Men Need More Frequent Lung Cancer Screening Than Women

May 1, 2017 — Personalized screening strategies, such as a gender approach, could be a way to optimize results and allocate resources ... read more

Combination Therapy Could Provide New Treatment Option for Ovarian Cancer

May 1, 2017 — A new study identifies a potential test that may help select patients for whom combination therapy could be most ... read more

Overcoming Cancer Treatment Resistance

Apr. 27, 2017 — A collaborative team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that ... read more

Tracking Unstable Chromosomes Helps Predict Lung Cancer's Return

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumors increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard ... read more

T Cell Revival Correlates With Lung Cancer Response to PD-1 Immunotherapy

Apr. 24, 2017 — In lung cancer patients who were taking immunotherapy drugs targeting the PD-1 pathway, testing for CD8 T cell activation in their blood partially predicted whether their tumors would ... read more

Advanced Form of Proton Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Lung Cancer Recurrence

Mar. 17, 2017 — An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new ... read more

Biomarker Blood Test Shows Cancer Recurrence Months Before CT Scans

Mar. 16, 2017 — Results from a prospective clinical trial showed that a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect recurrences of lung cancer an average of six months before conventional imaging ... read more

Prevention and Prediction: Understanding How Lung Cancer Progresses

Mar. 16, 2017 — Treating the brain with a preventative course of radiation may help small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients -- whose tumors often spread to their brain -- live longer, according to a new study. A ... read more

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at High Risk of Second Cancers

Mar. 13, 2017 — Patients who are cured of Hodgkin lymphoma are at a high risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly if they have a family history of the disease, a major new study ... read more

Reprogrammed Blood Vessels Promote Cancer Spread

Mar. 3, 2017 — Tumor cells use the bloodstream to spread in the body. To reach the blood, they first have to pass the wall of the vessel. Scientists have now identified a trick that the cancer cells use: They ... read more

Study Identifies How Cancer Cells May Develop Resistance to FGFR Inhibitors

Mar. 2, 2017 — A mechanism by which cancer cells develop resistance to a class of drugs called fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors has now been uncovered by investigators. The researchers also found ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), reports an international team of ... read more

Liver Tumor Growth in Mice Slowed With New Chemo-Immunotherapy Treatment

Feb. 28, 2017 — Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, but treatment options are limited and many patients are diagnosed in late stages when the disease can't be treated. Now, ... read more

Statins Do Not Benefit Patients With Lung Cancer, New Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... read more

Scientists Identify Chain Reaction That Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Chemotherapy

Feb. 22, 2017 — Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after ... read more

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