Lung Cancers

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News: Lung Cancers

Mesothelioma Foundations and Charities  -  23 Nov 2009
MesotheliomaHelp.net...the World Health Organization estimates that 90000 people world-wide die every year from mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancers. ...

Powerful new test detects 15% of cancers  -  23 Nov 2009
Cosmos...of telomeres' (ALT) is used by 15 % of cancers, most commonly bone, brain and connective tissue cancer, as well as some breast and lung cancers. ...

CytRx: Technical Breakout Imminent  -  23 Nov 2009
Seeking Alpha (blog)Objective clinical responses were seen in patients with sarcoma, breast and lung cancers. In addition, the Company has announced that INNO-206 has ...

QUIT SMOKING NOW  -  23 Nov 2009
Sarnia ObserverCigarette smoking causes about 30% of cancer deaths in Ontario and about 85% of lung cancers. Smoking can also increase the risk of developing cancer of the ...

Health Reform: Senate Punishes Innocent, Not Guilty // Major Cause of Medical ...  -  23 Nov 2009
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)He notes that it's obviously much more effective to prevent lung cancers, heart attacks, and strokes in the first place than to try to reduce the costs of ...

Health Advice: Why Is Our Progress Against Cancer So Slow?  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
U.S. News & World Report...the percentage of women who smoke remains unfavorable and thereby prefigures a future "harvest" of lung cancers and other smoking-related illnesses. ...

IsoRay Announces World`s First Cesium-131 Lung Implants Performed at Cornell ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Reuters...positive response from these early patients, IsoRay is immediately initiating a clinical trial using Cs-131 for Stage I non-small lung cancers (NSCLC). ...

Full radon testing 'would take 400 years'  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Ireland OnlineProtection Institute of Ireland to remind people of the dangers of the naturally occurring gas which is linked to 200 lung cancers every year. ...

IASLC staging classification: A new approach to evaluate and treat lung cancers  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
News-Medical.netWhat: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will hold an expert roundtable and Web cast announcing the recent publication and ...

November is lung cancer awareness month  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Examiner.comThere are two types of lung cancers: non-small cell and small cell lung cancers. November is lung cancer awareness month and there have been 219000 new ...

The Great American Smokeout can help you quit for good  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Tampabay.comLung cancer: Tobacco causes 90 percent of lung cancers in men, 80 percent in women, but females are more vulnerable. "Women get lung cancer with less ...

WHAT'S UP DOC? Be aware of lung cancer risks  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Daily News TribuneSmoking causes 80 percent to 90 percent of all lung cancers, and in fact is the cause of 30 percent of all cancers. Smoking is the number one preventable ...

Underwood: Clay County has high rate of cancer compared to other communities  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Clay Center DispatchClay County shows an elevated rate of cancer above peer communities and the state at large for colo-rectal and lung cancers in particular. ...

Health risks of asbestos are unacceptably high  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
News & ObserverThe World Health Organization estimated that at least 90000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancers alone. ...

picoplatin Lung Cancer Drug Flunks Study  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
dBTechnoThe drug was hopefully to be marketed for doctors to prescribe to patients whose lung cancers had recurred after initially being suppressed. ...

Concurrent Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy Shows Promise In Small Cell Lung Cancer  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive cancer that accounts for about 20 percent of lung cancers; approximately 20 percent of these cases are classified as ...

November is lung cancer awareness month  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
ConnectMidMichigan.com..."The great news is that many lung cancers can be prevented, and the most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking or to ...

Israeli Jewish Holocaust Survivors May Have Increased Risk of Cancer  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsThe most common cancers among this population were breast, colorectal, and lung cancers. The increased incidence was highest among the youngest members of ...

Measuring response to treatment in lung cancer  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
HemOncTodayIn honor of November being pancreas and lung cancer awareness month, I bring you some interesting studies for lung cancers today and another entry to follow ...

Riverain Medical Partners With The Christie Group In Canada To Offer SoftView ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)A recent study demonstrates that OnGuard can detect almost 50% of lung cancers that were missed in the initial interpretation.+ "Our technologies turn a ...

Lung cancer victim fights for survival  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Cumberland Courier Newspapers...that there is still little known about what causes it in non-smokers, even though 53 per cent of lung cancers in women are not attributable to smoking. ...

ARIAD Reports Third Quarter 2009 Development Progress and Financial Results  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersContinuing Phase 2 clinical trials of oral ridaforolimus in patients with advanced endometrial, prostate and non-small cell lung cancers. ...

ASTRO: Stereotactic Radiation Halts Spread of Lung CA  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
MedPage TodayMD, of Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, said stereotactic radiation will not supplant conventional radiation therapy for most lung cancers. ...

New Drug Found for Lung Cancer Treatment  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
TopNews New ZealandLung cancers are known to spread rapidly and, in most cases, have a very poor prognosis. Chemotherapy along with radiation therapy helps in reduction of the ...

Antioxidant Found in Vegetables Has Implications for Treating Cystic Fibrosis  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)In other studies, MPO activity has been linked to lung cancers among smokers and also implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. ...

CytRx to Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial with INNO-206 in Patients with ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WELT ONLINETumor Biology Center in Freiburg, Germany, demonstrated statistically significant results in breast, ovarian, pancreatic and small cell lung cancers. ...

Drugs join forces to overcome lung cancer resistance  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Vanderbilt University NewsPao and others showed in 2004 that lung cancers with mutations in the EGF receptor were highly sensitive to these drugs. “We know now that patients who have ...

Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of Antibody-Drug Conjugate ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
WELT ONLINE..."CD70 is expressed on a variety of solid tumors, including renal cell carcinoma, pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers and glioblastoma as well as multiple ...

National Launch of Cancer Diagnostic Tests Announced  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Blogger News Network (blog)ProOnc Mesothelioma Dx utilizes this technology in order to identify malignant pleural mesothelioma from other types of lung cancers, and it uses MicroRNA ...

Why honeybees are falling through the cracks  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Globe and MailThey have memory, they vote (to locate hives), they are being trained to count and they can help people detect disease by sniffing out skin and lung cancers ...

Investigators Say CRAF-BRAF Interaction May Explain Nexavar's Failure in Melanoma  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Genetic Engineering News (press release)Bayer and Onyx are also carrying out clinical trials in other cancers including thyroid, breast, ovarian, and non-small-cell lung cancers. ...

Patients may find cures, comfort in chemotherapy  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
St. George Daily SpectrumChemotherapy can be an effective treatment for all kinds of cancers, including breast, colon, and lung cancers, among others. "Essentially the chemo drugs ...

Gloria Linnertz: What you don't know about radon can kill you  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Capital TimesWorldwide, up to 18 percent of lung cancers can be attributed to indoor radon, according to Professor Bill Angell, chair of the Prevention and Mitigation ...

Asuragen to present at Association for Molecular Pathology 15th Annual Meeting  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Earthtimes (press release)As KRAS mutations are found in 20-30% of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) and about 40% of colorectal cancers (CRC), molecular screening of KRAS ...

Broccoli, cauliflower may assist in treating cystic fibrosis  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
HealthJockey.comIn other studies, MPO activity is known to have been linked to lung cancers among smokers and also implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. ...

ESAs associated with increased risk for VTE but not mortality  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
HemOncTodayResearchers selected 56210 patients aged 65 years or older diagnosed with breast, colon or non–small cell lung cancers or diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ...

Mississippi as the unhealthiest state to live in  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Examiner.comSmoking also contributes to heart disease as well as chronic respiratory problems, high blood pressure, stroke and the development of lung cancers. ...

Exeter hospital cancer fight boosted  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Express & EchoIt is used to treat prostrate, cervix, breast and lung cancers. The increased demand and the development of state-of-the-art techniques requires, ...

Costly cancer drugs raise tough questions.  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
St. Louis Post-DispatchSince then, it has been cleared for breast and lung cancers. Doctors are free to prescribe it for other forms of cancer. It is being tried on 30 other ...

Sanofi expands antibody venture with Regeneron  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Pharmafocus...prostate and non-small cell lung cancers (phase III); REGN475 (anti-NGF) for pain (phase I/II), REGN88 (anti-IL6R) for rheumatoid arthritis (phase I) ...

New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Hosts Awards Banquet  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Stevens Institute of Technology The StuteApplications include treatment for those suffering from cancers caused by asbestos poisoning and lung cancers and trials are underway for the treatment of ...

Allos Therapeutics, Inc., Q3 2009 Earnings Call Transcript  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Seeking Alpha (blog)T-cell lymphoma comprises a biologically diverse group of lung cancers that account for approximately 10 to 15 cases of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the US ...

Study indicates effective cancer treatment  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Private Healthcare UK...medicine at UT Southwestern, claimed that it is the first treatment of its kind that targets non-small cell lung cancers that harbour K-RAS mutations. ...

Number One Workplace Killer in Quebec is Asbestos  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Blogger News Network (blog)And that's only for mesothelioma, it doesn't factor in lung cancers.? Let Others Know About This Post These icons link to social bookmarking sites where ...

Cebu hosts forum on cancer treatment  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Cebu Daily NewsCancer specialists will focus discussions on recent developments pertaining to gastric, colon, breast and lung cancers. Delegates will also receive updates ...

Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of Antibody-Drug Conjugate ...  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
PipelineReview.com (press release)...“CD70 is expressed on a variety of solid tumors, including renal cell carcinoma, pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers and glioblastoma as well as multiple ...

Asbestos is our No. 1 workplace killer  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
The Gazette (Montreal)..."And that's only for mesothelioma, it doesn't factor in lung cancers." Until the end of the 1970s, asbestos was used to insulate buildings in Quebec. ...

Cancer 'cure' ever more elusive  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Middletown JournalLung cancers have more proteins and more complex proteins and so they are more aggressive. They also found a treatment to block the blood supply from which ...

Cover Story  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ArtvoiceThey recognize that 80 percent of all lung cancers could be avoided if we eliminated tobacco use, and 30 percent of all cancers…add in heart disease and all ...

$19m in federal funds spur UConn Health Center research projects  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
New Britain Herald...that uses a molecular diagnostic approach to classify lung cancers and provide useful information to guide treatment led by geneticist Dr. Bruce Mayer; ...



Background information on Lung Cancers [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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