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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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Small cell lung cancer: Cause of treatment resistance discovered

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Small cell lung cancer returns post-therapy because circulating tumor cells that were previously sensitive to chemotherapy form chemo-resistant complexes.



Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study...



Lung biopsy procedure: What to expect

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy.



Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.



Lung nodules; Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sat, 20 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Lung nodules are common, but what are they? In this article, learn about lung nodules, how they are caused and diagnosed, and how they may be prevented.



Smoking and diabetes: Risks, effects, and how to quit

Sat, 13 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Can smoking cause diabetes? What are the health risks of smoking? Learn how smoking may affect diabetes and how to lower the risk of smoking and diabetes.



Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer respond best to salvage chemotherapy when pre-treated with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who require salvage chemotherapy are 30% more likely to achieve a partial response if they have been pre-treated with a PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint...



Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women, according to research presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC).



Annual flu jab may pose greater risk for lung cancer patients under immunotherapy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at increased risk of adverse events after receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination, according to the first study...



Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumours increase the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard...



Lung cancer: Blood test may lead to earlier, personalized treatment

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a blood test that they say can identify genetic mutations linked to non-small cell lung cancer with high accuracy.



Pneumonia and lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is pneumonia, what is lung cancer and who is most at risk of each? What are the overlapping symptoms and what is the outlook?



Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.



Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.



Small cell vs. non-small cell lung cancer: What are the differences?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.



Small cell lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?



Stage 3 lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at advanced lung cancer. Learn about how it is classified, as well as how we might increase early detection.



Proton therapy offers new treatment possibility for recurrent lung cancer

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment.



Non-small cell lung cancer: Treatment, symptoms, and outlook

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is non-small cell lung cancer and what are the different types? Learn about its potential complications and the tests that are used to diagnose it.



Metastatic lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about metastatic lung cancer and second primary cancer. What causes metastatic lung cancer and how might it be prevented?



Lung cancer and shoulder pain: What's the connection?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Learn how lung cancer may cause shoulder pain and other lung cancer symptoms. What are the common causes and treatments of shoulder pain?



Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.



Stages of lung cancer: Symptoms, changes, and outlook

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different stages of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to possibly reduce the risk of lung cancer.



Statins do not benefit patients with lung cancer, new study shows

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study.



Nasal swab could help diagnose lung cancer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers has identified a genomic biomarker for lung cancer in the nasal pathway. This could lead to less invasive diagnostic procedures.