Lung Cancer

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News: Lung Cancer

Breast-cancer survivor: Follow your own heart about mammography  -  23 Nov 2009
Dallas Morning NewsAccording to the task force report, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among US women, after lung cancer, killing 40480 ...

Wyeth hit with $75 million verdict  -  23 Nov 2009
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comA study this year shows that lung cancer seems more likely to prove fatal in women who are taking the combination drug.

Opiate Painkillers May Encourage Spread Of Cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Medical News TodayThey used two different models of of non-small cell lung cancer and showed that MNTX inhibited the tumor-promoting effects of opiates. ...

River Cats owner Savage dies of lung cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Sacramento Business JournalHe had been recovering from lung cancer. “The entire River Cats family is shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Art Savage. Art was an extraordinary ...

How yoga helps cancer patients  -  23 Nov 2009
Mesothelioma NewsMost of the research involving yoga for cancer patients has focused on breast cancer, but more recent studies have begun involving patients with lung cancer ...

Scrubbing In: Drug working wonders on cancer and clouded vision  -  23 Nov 2009
Philadelphia InquirerAnti-VEGF therapy has made inroads against colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and now, say new studies ...

Lung Cancer Alliance-New York Issues 1st Annual State-Specific Report Card on ...  -  23 Nov 2009
PR Newswire (press release)23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-New York (LCA-NY) issued its 1st Report Card on Lung Cancer. This Report is an assessment of ...

Great American smokeout '09: Time to quit  -  23 Nov 2009
Tehran TimesIn addition, a former smoker's lung cancer risk 10 years after quitting smoking is about half that of someone who still smokes, the society said. ...

Poniard Finds Cash to Keep Lights On: BioBuzz  -  23 Nov 2009
TheStreet.comPoniard believes picoplatin still has life, despite last week's setback in the phase III study of small cell lung cancer patients. ...

Strike Out Lung Cancer aims to raise awareness  -  23 Nov 2009
The Spartan DailyIn recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, about 20 students attended the "Strike Out Lung Cancer" event Wednesday night in the Student Union. ...

Lead singer of Jacksoul dies from lung cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
CP24, Canada...(CP / Adrian Wyld) The lead singer of Juno award-winning group jacksoul has died after a seven month battle with lung cancer. Haydain Neale, 39, passed away ...

Science versus medicine  -  23 Nov 2009
Examiner.comOr rather because some of the people who do not wear seat belts die from car accidents instead of getting cancer their incidence of lung cancer deaths might ...

Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I non–small-cell lung cancer: Comparison of ...  -  23 Nov 2009
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryMethods: A total of 225 consecutive anatomic segmentectomies were performed for stage IA (n = 138) or IB (n = 87) non–small-cell lung cancer from 2002 to ...

Sneak attack on tumors  -  23 Nov 2009
Philadelphia InquirerFirst, they raised mice that were prone to developing lung cancer but lacked the genetic recipe for making FAP. These mice still got cancer, but the tumor ...

Why Ann Widdecombe has got it wrong  -  23 Nov 2009
Times OnlineInstance: lung cancer. Clearly, I shouldn't need reminding of the fact that lung cancer ranks quite highly on the list of “Things That Are Not So Smashing?. ...

Where there's smoke: Apple warranty stance raises troubling questions  -  23 Nov 2009
BetaNewsThe CDC says smoking is the root cause of over 30% of all cancer-related deaths, 80% of all lung cancer-related deaths, and 80% of deaths due to chronic ...

Nereus Pharmaceuticals Presents Positive Interim Data from the ADVANCE Study ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Earthtimes (press release)The ADVANCE (Assessment of Docetaxel and Vascular Disruption in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) trial is investigating plinabulin in combination with docetaxel ...

Tualatin pediatrician points out health hazards of TV watching  -  23 Nov 2009
OregonLive.com...link between calcium and bone mass, stronger than the link between not using condoms and HIV, almost as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer.

Even Forests Are Contaminated with Asbestos in Libby, Montana  -  23 Nov 2009
AboutMesothelioma.netWorkplace exposure to asbestos is associated with significant increases in asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, ...

Avastin not recommended for treatment of GBM  -  23 Nov 2009
Pharmacy Europe...treatment of the advanced stages of four common types of cancer: colorecta cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC) and kideney cancer. ...

Breast cancer illustrates how complicated care issues can be  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Sarasota Herald-TribuneSome 40000 will die this year of the disease, which is the second most lethal cancer in women, lung cancer being first. The chance that a woman will die of ...

University and Cancer Society Hold Great American Smokeout  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
KAUZThis year, doctors in the Wichita County area diagnosed over seventy cases of lung cancer. Forty of those lung cancer victims were men. ...

Mammograms, Pap Smears, and the PSA: How Other Screening Tests Measure Up  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
NewsweekAs late as 2005, smokers were encouraged to get chest X-ray's to detect any signs of lung cancer. But studies indicate the X-ray can produce misleading ...

Mammogram guidelines worry cancer survivor  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Quad City TimesWe've had brain cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, pancreatic cancer ... and that's just what I can remember. Thankfully, breast cancer has not menaced my ...

UPDATE 1-Poniard shares up on positive colorectal cancer data  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Reuters...[ID:nBNG53575] The drug is in development as a treatment for small-cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. Poniard said it was continuing ...

Pain drug morphine may accelerate cancer growth  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Reuters..."This drug might actually inhibit the progression of lung cancer," Singleton said in a telephone interview. He said several studies have begun to show that ...

Folic Acid, B12 May Increase Cancer Risk  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WebMDThis finding was mainly driven by an increase in lung cancer incidence among the folic acid and B12-treated patients. Seventy-five (32%) of the 236 ...

A Pill a Day to Keep Cancer Away?  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
New York TimesStopping smoking is a good thing, but it doesn't mean you will not get lung cancer; the proper term is risk reduction. I was involved in the original ...

'Desperate Housewives' Star Fights Lung Cancer, Raises Awareness  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
FOXNewsLung cancer. Joosten was recently diagnosed with the disease for the second time in eight years. But the former psychiatric nurse, who didn't embark on an ...

A Stalinist NHS quango and British cancer victims denied drugs available in Europe  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Daily MailLung cancer, for example, does badly in comparison to breast and prostate cancers, partly because it is seen - not entirely fairly - as a self-inflicted ...

New diagnostic tool detects breast cancer much earlier  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Fort Worth Star TelegramBreast cancer is the seventh-most-prevalent killer of women in the United States, behind heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, lung cancer, chronic lower ...

Cancer Patients and Doctors Report Drug Side Effects Differently  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)...at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and colleagues, led an analysis of data gathered from more than 160 advanced lung cancer patients and their clinicians. ...

Local woman in fight of her life after cancer diagnosis  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Cullman Times OnlineMarilyn is now on the same treatment regime that would normally be used on a patient with lung cancer. “We can tell when someone walks through the door if ...

Bristol Hospital cancer unit widens its reach  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
New Britain HeraldThe next one they expect to join in is for advanced lung cancer patients, he said. Registered Nurse Patricia Hinckley, the research nurse at the cancer ...

Concurrent Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy Shows Promise In Small Cell Lung Cancer  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)4, 2009) — Treating limited stage small cell lung cancer (LSCL) with a combination of accelerated high-dose radiotherapy and chemotherapy has shown ...

Cancer study seeks smokers and former smokers  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Chicago TribuneAP CHICAGO - Chicago researchers are seeking current and former smokers for a study on early detection of lung cancer. Participants have to be at least 50 ...

Erbe: The other side of breast cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Knoxville News SentinelControl and Prevention, beaten out by heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, lung cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer's and accidents. ...

EU Panel: Affirm Benefits Of Celvapan, Focetria, Pandemrix  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com...a generic of Taxotere, which is authorized in the European Union for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, ...

Role of Gene in Tumor Development, Growth and Progression Identified  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)...cancers including glioma (CNS tumor), neuroblastoma, liver cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. ...

Basilea presents new research data on oncology drug candidate BAL27862 at ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics reveal that BAL27862 has impressive activity against a panel of non small cell lung cancer cell lines, ...

OXiGENE Reports Positive Safety Data From Phase 2 Trial of ZYBRESTAT in Non ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)A Phase II study in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer has been completed and a non-small cell lung cancer study combining fosbretabulin with bevacizumab and ...

Health Advice: Why Is Our Progress Against Cancer So Slow?  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
U.S. News & World ReportFor example, smoking represents one of the most important causes of cancer, especially lung cancer. Nevertheless, it is still widespread. ...

Poor nations face booming breast cancer threat: study  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
AFPAbout 1.35 million cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed worldwide in 2009, accounting for 10.5 percent of new cancers in second place behind lung cancer ...

Cancer testing effort returns  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Chillicothe GazetteBrackey, like many who develop lung cancer, had no visible early symptoms of the disease, although she did have a prior problem with a cancer in her mouth. ...

San Francisco News Opera singer battles stage four lung cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
abc7news.comShe is fighting stage four lung cancer. She never smoked and there is no history of lung cancer in her family. Her spirits are soaring these days because ...

Local Women Urge Others To Kick The Habit For Lung Cancer Awareness Month  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
TurnTo23.comSmoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. Usually by the time it is detected, it is too late. ...

African-American women fight cancer  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Hudson Valley PressBreast cancer is the most common cancer among African-American women and the second most common cause of cancer death, exceeded only by lung cancer. ...

Test helps determine prostate cancer treatment  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
KGO-TVIt is second after lung cancer. "Part of it, we have this problem with the 'c-word,' people hear cancer and that's it," said Dr. Matthew Cooperberg from ...

Lucknow Zoo authorities treating tiger for cancer  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Gaea Times...percent of metastic cancers end up in the spine and the most common primary cancers to spread to the bones of the spine are breast and lung cancer. ...

Dennis Hopper's cancer diagnosis puts spotlight on prostate health for men  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Examiner.comAnd it's the second most deadly form of cancer, behind lung cancer. So, guys, that's all the more reason to educate yourself on natural ways to help keep ...



Background information on Lung Cancer [When available]

Lung cancer is a malignant tumour of the lungs. Most commonly it is bronchogenic carcinoma (about 90%). Lung cancer is the most lethal malignant tumour worldwide, causing up to 3 million deaths annually.

The most important risk factor for lung cancer is smoking.

Treatment and prognosis depend upon the histological type of cancer and the stage (degree of spread). Possible treatment modalities include surgery, chemotherapy) and/or radiotherapy.

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