Lung Cancer

Senate Confirms Md Anderson Oncologist Hahn As New Fda Chief

Dr Stephen Hahn, a lung cancer specialist, sped through the approval process, despite concerns about his stance on e-cigarettes and vaping. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration

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Clinical Challenges: Treating Lung Cancer In Older Patients

]]>(MedPage Today) -- As the population ages, and as more older patients in their 70s, 80s, and even 90s present with lung cancer, the question remains how best to treat them. According to a study in Cancer, some of these patients aren't even...
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Moderate, Severe Depressive Symptoms Common In Lung Cancer

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- For newly diagnosed patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), depressive symptoms are common and often accompanied by other symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Lung Cancer. Barbara L....
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Ai Mines Lung Ca Screening Ct Scan To Assess Cac

]]>(MedPage Today) -- CHICAGO – An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm offered an automated tool to measure coronary artery calcium (CAC) in patients undergoing low-dose CT lung cancer screening (LDCT LCS), researchers reported here. The...
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Geography Explains Lung Surgery Disparities

]]>(MedPage Today) -- New research confirms a wide variation in surgical rates for early-stage lung cancer by county of residence in the U.S. Living in counties with high poverty levels, low levels of health insurance, and low access to...
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More Evidence That Aspirin Can Stave Off Death

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Taking aspirin as infrequently as 1 to 3 times a month reduced the risk of all-cause and cancer-related mortality in older adults in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial compared to no...
Related topics: Aspirin, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Receipt Of Surgery For Early Nsclc Varies By County

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- There is considerable variation across counties in receipt of curative-intent surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in CHEST. Helmneh M. Sineshaw, M.D.,...
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Fda Approves Atezolizumab Again For Mnsclc

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the immunotherapy as initial treatment of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC). Medscape Medical News
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Depression Affects One-third Of Lung Cancer Patients

About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests.
Related topics: Depression, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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$250k Grant Supports Exploration Of Tumor Microenvironment In Lung Cancer

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer has awarded $250,000 to investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Princeton University toward the identification and development of novel strategies to address treatment resistance in non-small...
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Go2 Foundation For Lung Cancer Announces Young Innovators Team Award Recipients

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer announced the recipients of the 2019 Young Innovators Team Awards (YITA) today. Two teams of researchers received grants totaling $500,000 for their work developing novel strategies to treat KRAS-mutant non-small cell...
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Ai Helps Find Signs Of Heart Disease On Lung Cancer Screens

Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an automated and accurate tool to measure a common marker of heart disease in patients getting chest CT scans for lung cancer screening, according to a new study.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Clinical Challenge: Lung Cancer Screening Utilization

]]>(MedPage Today) -- In 2011, the New England Journal of Medicine published the primary results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), which reported that patients who received low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) scans had a 20%...
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Program To Address Opioid Prescribing For Lung, Head And Neck Cancer Patients

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for prescribing opioids and managing opioid use disorders in cancer patients who receive care at UI Health, UIC's clinical health...
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Inadequacies In Current Early-stage Lung Cancer Treatment Revealed

Researchers have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. The team investigated the ability of anti-cancer agents to affect early-stage lung metastatic tumors.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Lung Cancer: Ai Shows Who Will Benefit From Immunotherapy

A team of researchers has developed a machine learning model able to predict which individuals with lung cancer will most benefit from immunotherapy.
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Age No Excuse Not To Treat Lung Cancer, Even In 'oldest Old'

Many lung cancer patients aged 90 years or older are not offered treatment for lung cancer, but they can do well, especially after surgery for earlier-stage disease. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Advanced Lung Cancer Screening Available At Atlantic Health System

The Atlantic Health System lung cancer test uses low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) that only takes a few minutes to complete and may identify lung cancer at earlier, more curable stages. When compared to chest X-rays used in early detection, the...
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$2.3 Million In American Cancer Society Grants Awarded To Rutgers Cancer Institute Researchers

More than $2.3 million in Research Scholar Grants from the American Cancer Society have been awarded to three Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researchers to examine cell metabolism and tumor formation in forms of breast cancer, lung cancer...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Surgery Provides 'oldest Old' Lung Cancer Patients With Excellent 5-year Survival

Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered because it could significantly increase the chances for 5-year survival.
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