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Race for 10,000 recruits to detect early signs of lung cancer

With the 10K track race taking place today, the University of Glasgow is embarking on its own, alternative, race. ...

New Treatment Combination Benefited Patients With Lung Cancer

PHILADELPHIA — A combination of the EGFR-targeted anticancer therapeutics afatinib (Gilotrif) and cetuximab (Erbitux) yielded clinical responses in 29 percent of patients ...

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs ... Full story

Lung cancer study hints at new treatments

By Julia Evangelou Strait - Studying the most common type of lung cancer, researchers have uncovered mutations in a cell-signaling pathway that plays a role in forming tumors. The new knowledge may expand treatments for patients because drugs targeting some of these genetic changes already are available or are in clinical trials. ... Full story

New Program to Detect Early Lung Cancer in Current and Former Smokers

CT scans lower lung cancer deaths, according to NIH study ... Full story

Surgical biopsy proves safe for selected late-stage lung cancer patients

Findings should promote use of targeted treatments ... Full story

Lung cancer study focuses on a more targeted treatment option

Houston, TX - A new study offered at Houston Methodist Hospital will compare an emerging immunotherapy drug to an existing chemotherapy drug and look at the effects both drugs have on the development of non-small cell lung cancer, a type of cancer which makes up about 85 percent of lung cancer cases. Lung cancer is the second most common malignancy in the United States. ... Full story

A New Tool to Confront Lung Cancer

Only 15% of patients with squamous cell lung cancer – the second most common lung cancer – survive five years past diagnosis. Little is understood about how the deadly disease arises, preventing development of targeted therapies that could serve as a second line of defense once standard chemotherapy regimens fail. ... Full story

UCLA scientists identify link between stem cell regulation and the development of lung cancer

Shaun Mason - Electron microscopy of normal airway epithelial cells repairing after injury (left) and delaying repair (right), when the reactive oxygen species are unable to undergo flux to signal the repair process. ... Full story

Study investigates online information available to lung cancer patients

Researchers from The University of Manchester have begun a study to look at the online information available to lung cancer patients in an era of diagnosis by google. ... Full story

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