Lung Cancer

New lung cancer find paves way for better therapies

New lung cancer find paves way for better therapiesWashington D.C, Aug 4 - A team of researchers has successfully inhibited tumour growth in a new subtype of lung cancer.

Adenocarcinomas, a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), account for about 40 percent of cancer diagnoses, but few treatments are available for the disease.


Major advances seen in 'non-small cell lung cancer' treatment

Major advances seen in 'non-small cell lung cancer' treatmentWashington, D.C., Jan. 2 : Although the most common type of lung cancer - non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) - has recently seen major treatment advances in some genetic subtypes, other subtypes continue to evade effective treatment.


Scientists reveal how 'lung cancer spreads'

Lung CancerWashington, Dec 25 - Scientists have revealed the mystery behind spreading of lung cancer.

The researchers at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute discovered that the ties which lash cells together - controlled by a protein called TIAM1 - were chopped up when cell maintenance work goes wrong.


How 'Achilles heel' in metabolic pathway leads to new cancer treatment

How 'Achilles heel' in metabolic pathway leads to new cancer treatmentWashington, Oct 8 - A new research has identified an " Achilles heel" in a metabolic pathway that is important in stopping the growth of lung cancer cells.


New target for lung cancer treatment identified

New target for lung cancer treatment identifiedWashington, November 2 : US researchers have discovered a protein on the surface of lung cancer cells that could pave the way to new drug targets for treatment of the disease.

A series of experiments in mice with lung cancer showed that specific targeting of the protein with monoclonal antibodies reduced the size of tumors, lowered the occurrence of metastases and substantially lengthened survival time.


Chinese herbs hold promise for treating lung cancer and flu

Chinese herbs hold promise for treating lung cancer and fluWashington, October 22 : Researchers believe that some Chinese herbs, including JHQG, BFXL, and BFHX, may offer significant benefits for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and influenza.

In three separate studies, researchers from China Academy of Chinese Medical Science in Beijing analysed the health benefits of Chinese herbs on patients with NSCLC, IPF, and seasonal influenza.


People with fatal lung cancer may one day benefit from targeted therapies

People with fatal lung cancer may one day benefit from targeted therapiesLondon, September 10 : Scientists have discovered new potential targets for treating squamous cell lung cancer, which causes approximately 400,000 deaths per year worldwide.

Squamous cell lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer, ranking second only to lung adenocarcinoma in the number of deaths it causes.


Marriage turns out to be new miracle cure for cancer

Marriage turns out to be new miracle cure for cancer London, September 7 : Being married helps patients with lung cancer live significantly longer than if they were single, according to a new research.

Similar benefit has been seen in other cancers, including those of the prostate, and head and neck, the independent reported.


Molecular test more accurate in predicting lung cancer survival

Molecular test more accurate in predicting lung cancer survivalWashington, Jan 27 : An available molecular test can predict the likelihood of death from early-stage lung cancer more accurately than conventional methods, according to a team of scientists.

The international team, led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), conducted the two largest clinical studies ever done on the molecular genetics of lung cancer.


Lung cancer mostly diagnosed late

Lung cancer mostly diagnosed lateNew Delhi, Nov 17 - Cases of chronic lung disease and lung cancer are rapidly rising in India, remaining mostly undiagnosed until it is too late, experts say.

As Thursday marked World Lung Cancer Day, doctors say changing lifestyles, smoking and air pollution have alarmingly raised the number of lung problems.


New way of treating lung cancer soon

New way of treating lung cancer soonSydney, Oct 11 : Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which aggressive lung cancers re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.

The study, conducted by a team from Monash (Australia), Stanford and Johns Hopkins (US) universities, not only opens the way to new drugs, but also presents a novel way of treating cancers.


Exposure to goats linked to rare lung cancer

Exposure to goats linked to rare lung cancerLondon, Sep 25 - People who work with goats are exposed to greater risks of a rare lung cancer, says a new research.

The study has linked exposure to goats with a distinct subset of lung cancer, known as pneumonic-type lung adenocarcinoma (P-ADC).


Highly sensitive tech that allows early diagnosis of lung cancer developed

Highly sensitive tech that allows early diagnosis of lung cancer developedLondon, Sept 17 : Biological engineers and medical scientists at the University of Missouri have developed a highly sensitive technology that could detect lung cancer in its early stage.


Gene linked to emphysema also implicated in lung cancer

 Gene linked to emphysema also implicated in lung cancer Washington, June 10: Smoking was the only known risk factor previously associated with both emphysema and lung cancer, but now a new study has uncovered the genetic link between both the diseases.


Now, detect lung cancer early with a simple blood test!

Now, detect lung cancer early with a simple blood test! Washington, May 13: Characteristic patterns of molecules called microRNA (miRNA) in the blood of people with lung cancer that might reveal both the presence and aggressiveness of the disease, and perhaps who is at risk of developing it have been identified by researchers.

These patterns may be detectable up to two years before the tumour is found by computed tomography (CT) scans.


Soy ups radiation''s ability to destroy lung cancer cells

 Soy ups radiation''s ability to destroy lung cancer cellsWashington, April 8: A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation''s ability to destroy lung cancer cells.


Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth

Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growthWashington, April 05: In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or size.


Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer

 Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer Washington, Apr 4 : Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.

According to lead researcher Matthew Meyerson, professor of pathology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, there are currently no targeted therapies for squamous cell lung cancer.


Soy ‘ups radiation''s ability to destroy lung cancer cells’

Soy ‘ups radiation''s ability to destroy lung cancer cells’Washington, Apr 2: A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation''s ability to destroy lung cancer cells.


New drug hope for lung cancer sufferers

Lung cancerLondon, March 29 : Lung cancer sufferers, who have stopped responding to chemotherapy, could benefit from a new drug which is undergoing tests.

The experimental drug, known as LY2181308, aims to stop the growth of deadly tumours by blocking a protein that allows them to develop.


Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered

Lung CancerWashington, March 15 : Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs.

A team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a way to identify metastasis-prone lung cancer cells and then uncovered a mechanism that shifts primary tumor cells into a more deadly type of cell with the capacity to move elsewhere in the body.


Toenails may hold clue to lung cancer risk

Washington, Mar 5: A new study has found that your toenails may hold clues to your risk of developing lung cancer.

According to the results, men with high levels of nicotine in their toenails were about 3.5 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those with lower levels of nicotine, regardless of their smoking histories, reports Live Science.

The findings suggest the detrimental effects of smoking may be underestimated in studies that use only self-reported smoking history to assess lung cancer risk, the researchers said.


Sudden smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer

Sudden smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer Washington, Mar 2 : Researchers have suggested that quitting smoking suddenly could be an early symptom of lung cancer for longtime smokers.

"It is widely known that many lung cancer patients have stopped smoking before diagnosis. This observation is often dismissed, by saying that these patients must have quit because of symptoms of their cancer,” said Barbara Campling of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.


TB patients ‘more prone to lung cancer’

 TB patients ‘more prone to lung cancer’Washington, Jan 3: A new study has provided compelling evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.

Scientists at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered under the country''s National Health Insurance program.


TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: Study

TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: StudyWashington, Jan 1: A new study has found evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.

Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered under the country''s National Health Insurance (NHI) program.


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