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Parkinson’s gene linked to lung cancer

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with other colleagues of the Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium (GELCC), ...

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Discover Protein Pathway Involved in Nicotine-Induced Lung Cancer Metastasis

TAMPA, Fla. – Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, and it is estimated that more than 159,000 people in the ...

Sputum Biomarker Panel May Help Identify Which Patients With Lung Nodules Have Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA — Among patients who had an unidentifiable lung nodule detected by a chest CT scan, testing sputum for a panel of three microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers successfully distinguished early-stage lung cancers from nonmalignant nodules most of the time, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

Life at Higher Elevation Linked to Lower Incidence of Lung Cancer, Penn Study Suggests

Findings suggest that oxygen may promote the disease in both smokers and non-smokers ... Full story

Stage IV Lung Cancer Patient Improves With Help from UC Team

When non-smoker Bonnie Winters, 65, discovered she had lung cancer the first time in 2001, she was shocked. But with determination, family and the power of prayer, she overcame it. ... Full story

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients

DALLAS - A clinical trial that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patients, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers report. ... Full story

Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells – meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports (link is external)* today. ... Full story

New agent causes small cell lung tumors to shrink in pre-clinical testing

Small cell lung cancer – a disease for which no new drugs have been approved for many years – has shown itself vulnerable to an agent that disables part of tumor cells’ basic survival machinery, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported. ... Full story

More evidence for impact of lung cancer targeted therapy from trial

An international study involving Manchester researchers has found that for previously untreated lung cancer patients with a particular genetic change, a new targeted therapy is better than standard chemotherapy. ... Full story

Therapy Found Effective in Older, African American Lung Cancer Patients

CINCINNATI—University of Cincinnati researchers have found in a phase-2 clinical trial that a Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy could be effective in treating both older and African American patients with advanced lung cancer who may not be candidates for chemotherapy. ... Full story

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