Lung Cancer

Valerie Harper’s Family Turns To Crowdfunding To Pay For Her Cancer Treatments

A crowdfunding page has been started to help TV legend Valerie Harper with the costs of her cancer treatments. Harper, 79, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. Then in 2013, doctors discovered she’d developed a rare brain cancer....
Related topics: Crowdfunding, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 -- A newer form of lung cancer screening may mean fewer deaths from the disease, a new study contends. Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Smoking

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Pairing Targeted Drugs For Breast And Lung Cancer Could Overcome Treatment Resistance

Targeted drugs for breast and lung cancer could be used together to overcome resistance to treatment in several different tumour types, a new study shows. Scientists discovered that when the breast cancer drug palbociclib was combined with the lung...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Small Cancer Risk With Lung Micronodules

(MedPage Today) -- Supports classifying small nodules as negative scan result
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer Deaths Cost U.s. Billions In Lost Earnings Each Year

(MedPage Today) -- Highest for older patients who developed lung cancer
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Extended Nlst Follow-up Shows Benefit For Ct Lung Screening

(MedPage Today) -- Lung cancer death rates remained lower in CT group
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Image-based Model Predicts Radiation Tx Failure In Lung Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 -- An image-based deep learning framework can predict radiation treatment failure in lung cancer patients, according to a study published in the July issue of The Lancet Digital Health. Bin Lou, Ph.D., from Siemens...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, The Lancet

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Copd And Lung Cancer

COPD is a group of conditions that have clear links to lung cancer. Smoking tobacco is the primary preventable risk factor for both of these diseases. Learn more about COPD and lung cancer here.
Related topics: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cancer, Oncology, Smoking

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Astrazeneca's Imfinzi Meets Endpoint In Lung Cancer Study

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Related topics: Astrazeneca, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Merck & Co, Pfizer

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New Basic Understanding Of How Lung Cancer Spreads: Antioxidants Implicated

Lung cancer cells use antioxidants, endogenous or dietary, to spread in the body by activating a protein called BACH1 and increasing the uptake and use of sugar, researchers report in two independent studies. The studies pave the way for new...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Proteins, Medical Research

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Why I Wrote The Rx That Helped My Cancer Patient Die

Bobbie was suffering from advanced lung cancer when she told me, "Let’s talk about this assisted suicide thing."
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Chronic Conditions -- Not Infectious Diseases -- Are Top 5 Causes Of Early Death In China

Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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First-line Treatment Selection In Metastatic Lung Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Grace Dy explains the different biomarkers that factor into her treatment decisions
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Third Immunotherapy Gets Fda Nod For Small Cell Lung Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Pembrolizumab approved in third-line for metastatic disease
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Rt For Lung Cancer Patients Elevates Heart Risks

(MedPage Today) -- Early cardio-oncology consult strongly recommended for all lung cancer patients undergoing radiation
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Adding Bevacizumab Improves Overall Survival In Nsclc

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- The addition of bevacizumab to carboplatin/pemetrexed is associated with improved overall survival among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published in the May issue of the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Research Links Fracking To Higher Radon Levels In Ohio Homes

A new study at The University of Toledo connects the proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
Related topics: Medical Research, Fracking, Cancer, Oncology

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The 6 Best Smart Air Quality Monitors And Sensors For Your Home

Not sleeping well lately? Poor air quality in your home can negatively impact your sleep, energy level, and cause cold symptoms like watery eyes or sniffles; not to mention other dreadful possibilities like lung disease or cancer. The air quality...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Lung Cancer Survival Suffers With Each Gray Of Radiation To The Heart

(MedPage Today) -- Observational study makes the case for early cardio-oncology consult
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Tip Sheet: Engineering Antibody-producing B Cells; Editing Genes Via Gold Nanoparticles; And Using...

Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research, with links for additional background and media contacts.
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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