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Worse survival after lung cancer surgery for residents of poor neighborhoods

Residents of low-income neighborhoods with few high school graduates may be more likely to die after lung cancer surgery than more affluent patients, a U.S. study finds.... [via Reuters]

U.S. approves Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening

U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening by low-dose CT, the first time the government health insurance program for the elderly and disabled will pay ... [via Reuters]

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

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat non-small-cell lung cancer , offering patients new hope in fighting this difficult disease.... [via UCLA]

Ecuador Tops Switzerland in Colon Cancer Survival Rates

Lung and liver cancers have the worst prognosis among the 10 cancers examined, with survival rates of less than 20 percent in both developed and developing countries.... [via Bloomberg]

GPs in UK 'missing opportunities' to spot lung cancer

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site.... [via BBC]

Genetic testing raises hope for lung cancer treatments

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. Offering genetic testing to lung cancer patients can potentially save lives, research suggests.... [via BBC]

Leading-Edge Lung Cancer Treatment Advances with $1M Grant to UCLA Scientists

STORY HIGHLIGHTS A team of UCLA scientists will take an innovative lung cancer treatment through the final steps toward its first clinical trial with the benefit of a $1M grant from the National ... [via UCLA]

Pfizers Lung Cancer Drug Helps Patients With Gene Defect

Pfizer Inc. s Xalkori for advanced lung cancer shrunk tumors in those with a rare genetic mutation, according to a study that may provide the first targeted treatment for these patients.... [via Bloomberg]

No benefit from continued use of AstraZeneca's Iressa drug

Continuing to give AstraZeneca's drug Iressa plus chemotherapy to lung cancer patents whose disease has worsened after previously taking the medicine on its own does not provide any benefit.... [via Reuters]

Early data promising for AstraZeneca cancer drug combination

Early results for a closely watched cancer drug combination from AstraZeneca that boosts the immune system show the cocktail is promising, though limited patient numbers mean the data is far from ... [via Reuters]

Lung Cancer Genomic Mapping Yields New Targets in Study

Mutations within a small cluster of genes tied to tumor growth are involved in three-quarters of the cases of the most common form of lung cancer, according to a study that could help link treatment ... [via Bloomberg]

UCLA Scientists Discover How Adult Stem Cell Regulation Contributes to Lung Cancer

STORY HIGHLIGHTS UCLA researchers led by Dr. Brigitte Gomperts, member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell ... [via UCLA]

Researchers Deliver Double Dose of Lung Cancer Discoveries

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Researchers at UCLAs Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are reporting exciting dual discoveries in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer , which accounts for about 85 percent ... [via UCLA]

Research in Several Cancers Reveals Promising Treatment Strategies, New Insights on Screening, and Obesity-Cancer Link | ASCO.org

The American Society of Clinical Oncology today highlighted results from five major studies to be presented at ASCOs 50th Annual Meeting, May 30-June 3, 2014, in Chicago.... [via ASCO]

Lung cancer drugs trials start at Cardiff University

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. A breast cancer drug is set to be the focus of a new clinical trial for patients with lung cancer.... [via BBC]

Featured Lung Cancer Articles

Lung Cancer Books 
 Lung Cancer Book Section of the CancerNews.com service. Books related to lung cancer treatment, prevention, screening, survival and support.... [more]

Lung Cancer: Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly 
 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States for both men and women. In the United States, 80% of patients with lung cancer have non-small cell lung cancer, while the ... [more]

Lung Cancer: Who is a Candidate for Surgery?: An Emerging Role for PET Scanning 
 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and continues to have a poor survival. Complete surgical resection offers the best chance for cure. This article describes the p... [more]

Medically Inoperable Lung Cancer 
 Surgery remains the treatment of choice for patients with stage I and II (early stage) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).(1,2) However, a substantial number of patients are medically inoperable becau... [more]

Lung Cancer: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Lung Tumors 
 RFA is a promising local therapy that has evolved rapidly in recent years for the treatment of primary and secondary cancers in the lung. The feasibility and safety profile in humans are well establis... [more]

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Combination radiotherapy and chemotherapy studied by M. D. Anderson 
 Treating limited stage small cell lung cancer (LSCL) with a combination of accelerated high-dose radiotherapy and chemotherapy has shown encouraging results, opening the door to larger scale investiga... [more]

The Role of Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Management of Lung Cancer 
 The use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has allowed surgeons to perform complex procedures that previously required a thoracotomy, an open chest procedure. Over the past several years, the ... [more]

Mesothelioma: Questions and Answers 
 Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs,... [more]

Lung Cancer Research: Biomarkers may lead to personalized treatment in lung cancer patients 
 Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center have discovered biomarkers that predict which patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer will respond to a combination treatment of the anti-inflamma... [more]

Lung Cancer Prognosis: PET imaging effective in predicting lung cancer outcomes 
 CLEVELAND – Advanced imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans shows great promise in predicting which patients with inoperable lung cancer have more aggressive tumors and need additional ... [more]

Lung Cancer: Key Immune Cells Predict Recurrence in Lung Cancer Patients 
 DURHAM, NC – Patients treated surgically for early-stage lung cancer face an increased risk of recurrence if their tumors contain a large number of cells that act as "dimmer switches" on the immune... [more]

Lung Cancer: Study Shows No Reduction in Lung Cancer Deaths after CT Screening  
 Tampa, FL (March 6, 2007) – The first report of an international study looking at computed tomography (CT) to screen current or former smokers for lung cancer found that screening did not reduce death... [more]


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