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European multicenter harmonization study shows anaplastic lymphoma kinase immunohistochemistry testing comparable to, if not better than, fluorescence in situ hybridization testing.

DENVER – Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) protein ...

Novel software application can stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients into risk categories based on analysis of computed tomography images.

DENVER –CANARY, Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool developed at Mayo Clinic that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma ...

Experts convene at CSHL to scrutinize, assess low-dose CT screening for lung cancer

Cold Spring Harbor, NY – At the first annual Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Workshop held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in late September, nearly two dozen physicians, research scientists and hospital administrators took a close scientific view of rapid advances made in recent years to identify lung cancer at its earliest stages. ... Full story

MD Anderson study first to compare treatments, survival benefits for early-stage lung cancer

Removal of the entire lobe of lung may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival when compared with a partial resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may offer the same survival benefit as a lobectomy for some patients, according to a study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. ... Full story

Researchers reveal lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that lung cancers can lie dormant for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive form of the disease, according to a study published in Science (link is external)* today (Thursday). ... Full story

Researchers identify ‘Achilles heel’ in metabolic pathway that could lead to new lung cancer treatments

DALLAS – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found an “Achilles heel” in a metabolic pathway crucial to stopping the growth of lung cancer cells. ... Full story

Crizotinib treatment effective against ROS1-positive lung cancer

Treatment led to significant tumor shrinkage in 72 percent of treated patients ... Full story

Many patients excluded from lung cancer clinical trials due to prior cancer

DALLAS – Lung cancer clinical trials exclude a substantial proportion of patients due to a history of prior cancer, as shown in an analysis by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. ... Full story

Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer

University of Otago researchers have contributed to evidence that cannabis smoking may increase the risk of lung cancer in heavy users. ... Full story

For some lung cancer patients, surgery may yield better long-term results

By Vicky Agnew - Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. ... Full story

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