Lung Cancer

The Netherlands Is Transforming Old Ashtrays Into Bike Charging Stations

In the Netherlands, lung cancer gives way for cardio-friendly commutes. There are few less appealing items in the universe than the ashtray. It’s literally a container for soot, carcinogens, and the occasional whiff of menthol. But in train...
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Giving Thanks For My Imperiled Nurse

One of the people I credit with extending my life as a cancer patient is now struggling with her own diagnosis of advanced lung cancer.
Related topics: Nursing, Cancer, Oncology

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From The Bench: Taking Steps Toward New Lung Cancer Therapies

As the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health, has the tools and experts to provide exceptional care and conduct cutting-edge research...
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Less Than One In 20 Eligible Adults Receives Lung Cancer Screening

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Less than one in 20 eligible U.S. adults receives annual lung cancer screening (LCS) using low-dose computed tomography scans, with wide geographic variance in screening rates, according to a study published online Nov. 12...
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Ala: Lung Cancer Survival Has Increased Nationally To 22.6 Percent

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Lung cancer survival has increased to 22.6 percent nationally, and people of color face worse outcomes than White Americans, according to a report from the American Lung Association published online Nov. 17. In an effort...
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Lorlatinib Superior To Crizotinib For Alk-positive Nsclc

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 -- Among patients with previously untreated advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), progression-free survival is significantly longer for those who receive first-line therapy with lorlatinib versus...
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The American Association For Thoracic Surgery And Aats Foundation Announce The 'aats Leading The...

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and AATS Foundation Announce the 'AATS Leading the Way in Lung Cancer Care Initiative' Strategic Collaboration Established with AstraZeneca
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Astrazeneca

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South Dakota Nurse: Dying Covid-19 Patients ‘still Don’t Believe The Virus Is Real’

“People want it to be influenza, they want it to be pneumonia, we’ve even had people say, ‘I think it could be lung cancer,’” Jodi Doering said.
Related topics: Nursing, Virus, Virology, Influenza (Flu), Pneumonia, Cancer, Oncology

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Eddie Van Halen Had A Brain Tumor & Stage Iv Lung Cancer, His Son Says

Wolfgang Van Halen talked about the ”shit-ton of tapes” Eddie left behind, the ”kitchen-sink” reunion tour he was considering with Van Halen, and more in a new interview with Howard Stern. Continue reading…
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology

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New Optical Method Paves Way To Breath Test For Cancer Biomarker

Researchers have developed an extremely sensitive, yet simple optical method for detecting formaldehyde in a person's breath. Because formaldehyde is being studied as a potential biomarker for lung and breast cancer, the new method could one day...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Nyu Langone Health Expands Comprehensive Lung Cancer Care In Brooklyn

NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, in partnership with NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is growing its state-of-the-art lung cancer care in New York City's largest borough...
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Lung Cancer Tied To Most Potential Years Of Life Lost

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- The largest numbers of potential years of life lost (PYLLs) were due to deaths from cancers of the lung/bronchus, colon/rectum, and breast in 2017, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Cancer Epidemiology,...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Lung's Microbiome Might Play Role In Cancer

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 -- Lung cancer patients who harbor certain bacteria in the airways may have a poorer prognosis, a new study finds, adding to evidence that the body's "microbiome" may play a role in cancer patients' outlook. The microbiome...
Related topics: Microbiome, Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Researcher Receives $2.9 Million Nci Grant To Improve Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy

An Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a drug that could make radiation therapy far more effective.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Md Anderson Researchers Present Immunotherapy Advances At Society For Immunotherapy Of Cancer...

Promising clinical results with combination treatments for patients with melanoma and lung cancer highlight immunotherapy advances being presented by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at The Society for Immunotherapy...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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Should You Be Screened For Lung Cancer?

Screening with a low-dose CT scan can identify small nodules or other abnormalities in your lungs. Finding a problem at an early stage, before there are symptoms, may make it easier to treat.
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Compounds In Active Muscles May Help Slow Lung Cancer Growth

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. and accounts for roughly 25% of all cancer deaths. Patrick Ryan, MS, from Texas A&M University, and his research team found that treating cultured lung cancer cells with blood collected from...
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New Lung Cancer Treatments Lead To Vastly Improved Survival Rates

UCLA Health has helped drive monumental advances in the treatment of lung cancer - increasing survival rates in the nation's leading cause of cancer deaths.
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Mortality Down For Cancer Patients With Medicaid Expansion

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2020 -- Medicaid expansion is associated with reduced mortality in patients with newly diagnosed breast, colorectal, and lung cancer, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Network Open. Miranda B. Lam, M.D., from the...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medicaid, Medical Research

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What To Know About Pulse Oximeters

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2020 -- If you use an oxygen concentrator and a pulse oximeter at home, proper use is crucial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Conditions such as asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the flu and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Asthma, Cancer, Oncology, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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