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May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children's Lung Health

Apr. 25, 2016 — Improved air quality in US cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, suggest researchers. By age eight, children in their study living within 100 meters of ... 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

Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Flu Virus May Prevent Lung Medications Working Properly

Apr. 10, 2016 — A new study backs up observations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection ... 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

Screening for COPD Not Recommended

Apr. 5, 2016 — The US Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in persons who do not have symptoms suggestive of COPD, a new report ... read more

Device That Detects Congestion in the Lung Improves Heart Failure Outcomes

Apr. 4, 2016 — In patients with heart failure, use of an investigational device that monitors the accumulation of fluid in the lungs appeared to cut heart failure-related hospitalizations by more than half, meeting ... 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

Study Reveals New Way Lungs Respond in Asthma Attacks

Apr. 4, 2016 — Researchers identify new process for preventing narrowing of airways that could lead to new treatments for disease. Millions of people suffer with asthma, with the disease affecting one in every 11 ... 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

Inherited Gene Changes Take Years Off Life Expectancy, Study Finds

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have identified DNA changes that can cut a person's lifespan by up to three years. One of the variants is linked to a gene associated with an increased risk of lung cancer and severe ... 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

Mar. 22, 2016 — Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Normally found in the hands of gamers rather than medics, the Microsoft sensors ... read more

Immunoproteasome Inhibits Healing Function of Macrophages

Mar. 22, 2016 — Scientists have observed that the immunoproteasome inhibits the repair function of alveolar macrophages. This opens up new therapeutic options. A specific inhibition of the immunoproteasome may ... 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

Mar. 22, 2016 — Most high-risk lung cancer patients might not need annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings if they are cleared of disease in their initial test, according to a ... read more

'Silencer Molecules' Switch Off Cancer's Ability to Spread Around Body

Mar. 21, 2016 — Scientists have revealed that a key molecule in breast and lung cancer cells can help switch off the cancers' ability to spread around the body. The findings may help scientists develop ... read more

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