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Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer; it can start in the windpipe, the main airway or the lung tissue. Although there are no early signs and symptoms, the condition will eventually develop symptoms such as a persistent cough,



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Blood pressure drug may boost effectiveness of lung cancer treatment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A blood pressure drug may make a type of lung cancer treatment more effective, suggests a new study.



Newly discovered immune cell type protects against lung infections during chemotherapy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified a new form of an immune cell that protected mice from life-threatening lung infections under conditions that mimic cancer...



Cancer growth model simulates cell-killing ability of combos

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

New model could improve personalized treatment for people with one subtype of lung cancer.



Whole brain radiotherapy offers little benefit to people whose lung cancer has spread to the brain, despite its widespread use

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research published in The Lancet.



Targeting low-oxygen patches inside lung cancer tumors could help prevent drug resistance

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 study published in PLOS...



Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby...



Study: Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes exposed to same levels of nicotine, lower carcinogen levels

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) reports that nicotine exposure remains the same, while exposure to specific carcinogens and toxicants is reduced, among smokers...



Researchers from CSI Singapore discover new way to inhibit development of lung cancer

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in collaboration with Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), have discovered a...



Imaging tests could provide helpful information for genetically linked lung cancer

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A cutting edge method of extracting big data from positron emission tomography (PET) images can provide additional information to quantify lung tumors caused by a genetic mutation.



Introduction of screening could significantly reduce lung cancer deaths

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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.



Scientists discover new therapeutic target for lung cancer driven by KRAS

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

UT Southwestern Medical Center 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...



Hybrid immune cells in early-stage lung cancer spur anti-tumor T cells to action

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PDT

The microenvironment of tumors is a mix of cell types, mostly comprised of inflammatory cells.



Statins: could they decrease death risk in four most common cancers?

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

High cholesterol is linked to reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, researchers say, as they present their new study.



CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.



Middle aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Youger patients - aged 50 to 64 - are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data being presented at the Cancer Outcomes and Data Conference in...



Many family physicians have inaccurate knowledge about lung cancer screening

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:00:00 PDT

Although clinical trials have shown that lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can detect lung cancers early and reduce lung cancer mortality, less than half of family...



Mesothelioma surgery improves quality of life, study finds

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Although surgery can prolong the lives of patients with an aggressive type of cancer called malignant pleural mesothelioma, many patients avoid the operation for fear it will degrade their quality...



Lung cancer patients who have surgery live longer

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

But fewer patients with advanced lung cancer are having surgery.Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don't, but...



Lung cancer breath 'signature' presents promise for earlier diagnosis

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Simple, affordable breath test may give more patients a better chance for cure.



UT Southwestern cancer researchers find up to one-quarter of lung cancer patients may be ineligible for immunotherapy

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A significant proportion of lung cancer patients also have autoimmune disease, which may make them unsuitable for increasingly popular immunotherapy treatments, a team of researchers at UT...



Immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab shows promising tumour reduction in lung cancer

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced updated results from the CheckMate -012 study, a multi-arm, Phase Ib trial evaluating nivolumab alone or in combination with other therapies, in patients with...



Do picture warnings on cigarettes increase quit attempts?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Compared with text-only warnings, pictorial warnings on cigarette packages are more likely to encourage smokers to quit, new research shows.



Twice a day radiotherapy halves treatment time and is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 17:00:00 PDT

Having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks - when combined with chemotherapy - is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer that hasn't spread.



FDA approves first blood test to detect gene mutation associated with non-small cell lung cancer

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2, a blood-based companion diagnostic for the cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib).



Lung cancer survival rate increases by 73 percent if caught early

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has been successfully completed and demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and...