New research conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont reveals that middle-aged men who engage in a lot of cardiovascular exercise are at a reduced risk of suffering from lung and colorectal cancer. In addition, those who exercise are less likely to die from prostate cancer (although their risk of contracting the disease remained the same)...
While mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are most commonly known to cause breast and ovarian cancer, they are also linked to cancers of other organs, including the prostate and lung. A new study has shown that a particular drug can limit the progression of non-breast cancers in carriers of the mutant genes. In... [Continue Reading]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas EGFR Mutation Test, a companion diagnostic for the cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib). This is the first FDA-approved companion diagnostic that detects epidermal growthShow More Summary
FDA Approves Tarceva (Erlotinib) Tablets and Cobas EGFR Mutation Test for Specific Type of Lung Cancer - Tarceva is the First Personalized Medicine Approved for the Initial Treatment of People with EGFR Mutation-Positive Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the United States - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Show More Summary
Licensing agreement allows development of a novel combination therapeutic for non-small-cell lung carcinoma, a type of lung cancer difficult to treat with conventional chemotherapy. The University of Colorado (CU) has signed an exclusive,...Show More Summary
Habitual pot smokers are at no greater risk for lung cancer than light tokers, a study finds.
Cigarettes are a "gateway drug," marijuana not linked to lung cancer, and former Fox News anchor discusses her "dark" struggle with alcoholism.
CT (computed tomography) screening can reduce lung cancer deaths among high-risk individuals, according to results from the National Lung Cancer Study. The research was conducted by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) which...Show More Summary
(NORTHBROOK, IL, MAY 7, 2013) –The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) third edition of evidence-based lung cancer guidelines, Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based...Show More Summary
Lung cancer causes more deaths in the United States, 160,000 estimated in 2012, than the next three most common cancers, colon, breast, and prostate, combined. More than 1.6 million people worldwide were newly diagnosed with lung cancer, comprising 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, and 1.4 million died of lung cancer, which was 18% of [...]
Stepping into the debate over who should be screened for lung cancer, a leading medical specialty group issued new guidelines on Tuesday.
Lung cancer is associated with very high mortality, in part because it is hard to detect at early stages, but also because it can recur frequently after surgical removal. The question arises as to what is the best way to follow lungShow More Summary
Scientists have devised a new computational method for assessing lung cancer tumors using CT, PET or MRI diagnostic technologies. The method, called single click ensemble segmentation (SCES), uses a new computer algorithm developed by the researchers to help segment and extract features of a tumor. Show More Summary
With the nasty tendency of its airborne fibers to cause lung cancer, the installation of asbestos building insulation has been banned in many countries for some time now. A lot of buildings still have the insulation, however, the fibers of which can get stirred up when work such as renovations or demolition are being performed. Show More Summary
Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida have collaborated with researchers in China, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany to devise a new computational method for assessing lung cancer tumors using CT, PET or MRI diagnostic technologies. Show More Summary
Researcher Hopes to Screen Smokers with Early Stage Lung Disease in Next Research Phase An internist and instructor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has conducted research proving that specially trained dogs can differentiate the smell of breast cancer cells from non-cancerous cells in cell cultures. Show More Summary
In one of the largest observational studies of its kind, researchers report that a combination of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgery in patients with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer improves survival. Patients who hadShow More Summary
UI Health researchers report that a combination of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgery in patients with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer improves survival.
image credit: 10b travelling cc Smoking is bad for you. Smoking harms practically every organ in the body - often devastatingly so. It causes lung cancer, lung diseases, heart disease, strokes, and a slew of other illnesses. Perhaps most disheartening of all, though, is that these smoking-related conditions are avoidable. Show More Summary