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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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What proportion of cancer deaths are attributable to smoking around the U.S.?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South, where nearly 40 percent of cancer deaths in men were estimated to be...

Active agent from the Caribbean sea cucumber could improve treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Study shows new drug targets may boost protein inhibitor, survival for lung cancer patients

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States.

MEK inhibition in KRAS-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) did not improve survival

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

MEK inhibitor selumetinib in combination with docetaxel does not improve progression free or overall survival in individuals with KRAS-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to data...

Greater patient selection may be needed for first line nivolumab to improve progression-free survival in advanced lung cancer

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Greater patient selection may be needed for first line nivolumab to improve progression-free survival over chemotherapy in advanced lung cancer as the CheckMate 026 trial gave negative results in a...

Pembrolizumab new option for first line treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer and high PD-L1 expression

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Pembrolizumab is set to become a new option for first line treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer and high PD-L1 expression, according to the results of the phase III KEYNOTE-024 trial...

First-line pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy significantly improves outcomes in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The addition of PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab to standard first-line chemotherapy for treatment-naïve advanced non-small-cell lung cancer significantly improves response rates and progression-free...

Significant survival gains with atezolizumab vs docetaxel for non-small-cell lung cancer

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The first phase III study of PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab in previously-treated non-small-cell lung cancer has seen significant improvements in survival compared to standard chemotherapy...

Ceritinib provides longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy in phase III trial of ALK rearranged lung cancer treatment

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Ceritinib provides longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy in crizotinib-pre-treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer harbouring an ALK rearrangement, according to results of the...

Neoadjuvant immunotherapy prior to surgery is safe and feasible in early lung cancer

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Neoadjuvant immunotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab is safe and feasible prior to surgery for early lung cancer, researchers reported at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Blocking Ran protein reverses resistance of lung and breast cancers

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Bradford have discovered a way to prevent chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer by blocking a protein found in cancer cells.

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.