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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

Targeting Low-Oxygen Patches Inside Lung Cancer Tumors Could Help Prevent Drug Resistance

Aug. 25, 2016 — With the right treatment schedule, medications known as hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs) could help prevent drug resistance in a subtype of lung cancer, according to a ... read more

Lymph Node Stage May Have Clinical Significance Among NSCLC Patients With Stage IV M1a

Aug. 24, 2016 — Analysis of a large non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient cohort with stage IV M1a disease identified lymph node staging as having clinical significance and an impact on ... 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

Aug. 10, 2016 — Researchers say they have identified a new disease gene that, when mutated, appears to increase the risk in a small number of people of developing emphysema and a lung-scarring condition known as ... 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

LISA Best Strategy to Prevent Chronic Lung Disease in Preterm Infants

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new study compared seven different ventilation strategies. Based on data collected from 30 different trials and over 5,500 infants younger than 33 weeks' gestational age. LISA, or Less ... read more

New Model Sheds Light on Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia

Aug. 9, 2016 — For years, researchers have known that the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus can trigger severe, sometimes deadly secondary bacterial pneumonia, in some people who are subsequently infected with ... read more

New Testing Method Developed for Genetic Mutation That Causes Pulmonary Hypertension

Aug. 9, 2016 — The new testing method is a significant improvement for patients because it utilizes a simple blood sample, eliminating the need for a much more invasive lung biopsy that was previously required to ... read more

Asthma Pill Could Reduce Symptoms in Severe Sufferers

Aug. 5, 2016 — The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, a new study has ... read more

Discovery of Infants' Airway Microbiomes May Help Predict Lung Disease

Aug. 5, 2016 — In contrast to the general belief that the airways of an infant are sterile until after birth, researchers have found that the infant airway is already colonized with bacteria when a baby is born -- ... read more

Research to Improve Treatment for Millions of Lung Disease Patients

Aug. 5, 2016 — New lung scanning technology has the potential to transform treatment for millions of people with lung ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Medical researchers have found that inhibiting a protein called BMI1 could inhibit the development of lung ... read more

Health-Care Costs Are Bad Medicine

Aug. 4, 2016 — New research shows one in four chronically ill Australians is skipping health care because of high ... read more

Simpler Way to Diagnose and Understand Childhood Pneumonia Infections

Aug. 2, 2016 — Researchers are developing a tool to make it much easier and cheaper to diagnose pneumonia -- the number one killer of children under 5. Currently, diagnosis requires X-ray and microbiology lab ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene, one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one researchers have so far had difficulty targeting ... read more

Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body's Defenses

July 28, 2016 — The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients' ability to fight off the life-threatening infection as bacteria become more and more resistant to ... read more

Introduction of Screening Could Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

July 28, 2016 — The introduction of lung cancer screening in the UK could significantly reduce deaths in high risk groups, without causing participants the undue stress sometimes associated with medical tests, say ... read more

Successful Treatment for a Severe Case of Fetal Lung Disorder CPAM

July 28, 2016 — A successful treatment has now been conducted for the fetal lung disorder Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformattion (CPAM), also known as Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM). By ... read more

Valley Fever Diagnosis Often Missed

July 28, 2016 — For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A new risk model could help patients avoid a common post-surgical complication, reports a new article. The new preoperative risk model is designed to guide clinical decision-making and ... read more

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