Category Archives: Cancer: Lung

Midlife fitness may lower risk of some cancers later: JAMA Oncology

(Reuters Health) - Men who are more fit in middle-age are less likely to be diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancers years later, according to a new long-term study. Fitter men were also much less likely to die if they … Continue reading

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Quitting smoking has favorable metabolic effects

San Diego, CA- People who quit smoking have improved metabolic effects, a new study finds. The results will be presented in a poster Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. “In … Continue reading

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Breakthrough lung cancer drug Opdivo wins FDA approval

On March 5, a novel way to treat lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The latest drug, Opdivo, has showed promise with other cancers, and is the first to use the immune system to tackle … Continue reading

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Potential New Breathalyzer for Lung Cancer Screening

Newswise — WASHINGTON D.C., Feb.17, 2015 — Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds — biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath of some … Continue reading

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Lung cancer now leading cause of cancer death in females in developed countries

ATLANTA - February 4, 2015-A new analysis led by researchers at the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) finds lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s gene linked to lung cancer

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with other colleagues of the Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium (GELCC), have identified a gene that is associated with lung cancer. The findings are published in American Journal of … Continue reading

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Lower lung cancer incidence and higher elevation may be linked

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA — Here’s another potential reason to live up in the mountains. Lung cancer rates in both smokers and non-smokers are lower in higher-elevation counties in the western part of the United States, suggesting that oxygen may promote … Continue reading

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Radon’s link to lung cancer

Newswise — Each year, radon kills more people than home fires, drowning, falls or drunk driving. It is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, taking some 21,000 lives annually. Even though there are plenty of ways to … Continue reading

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Lung cancer metastases may travel through airways to adjacent or distant lung tissue

A new study by researchers in Canada supports the hypothesis that lung cancer, particularly adenocarcinoma, may spread through the airways. The putative occurrence of intrapulmonary aerogenous metastasis of lung cancer has staging, management, and prognostic implications. Lung cancer is the … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Lung Cancer Drug That Extends Survival in the Most Common Type

Newswise — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), offering patients new hope in fighting this difficult disease. Lung cancer is expected to lead to over 150,000 deaths in the … Continue reading

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Lactose intolerants at lower risk of certain cancers: study

People with lactose intolerance are at lower risk of suffering from lung, breast and ovarian cancers, according to a new study by researchers at Lund University and Region Skåne in Sweden. “We found that people with lactose intolerance, who typically … Continue reading

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Lung cancer diagnosed before it is detected by imaging

A team of researchers from Inserm led by Paul Hofman (Inserm Unit 1081/University of Nice) has just made a significant advance in the area of early diagnosis of invasive cancers. In a study which has just been published in the … Continue reading

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Tumor growth finding may be huge breakthrough

Newswise — New research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has unearthed a previously unknown phenomenon: Key regulatory molecules are decreased when deprived of oxygen which leads to increased cancer progression in vitro and in vivo. As … Continue reading

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