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New therapeutic targets for small cell lung cancer identified

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell ...

Hybrid Immune Cells in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Spur Anti-Tumor T Cells to Action

PHILADELPHIA - The microenvironment of tumors is a mix of cell types, mostly comprised of inflammatory cells. White blood cells, recruited from ...

Revolutionary surgery for lung cancer

Montreal – The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is launching a major international clinical trial to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing. ... Full story

A New Way to Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer

Discovery of a class of small RNA molecules provide novel insights into therapy resistance in the disease and may lead to more effective treatments ... Full story

Middle aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

A lung cancer cell. image: Read more at Younger patients – aged 50 to 64 – are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung ... Full story

Sex hormones appear to be involved in the development of autism

Human social capabilities might be associated with genetic variations in sex hormone related genes. Such were the results of a new doctoral study at Sahlgrenska Academy that studied sex hormone involvement in social behavior and the development of autism. ... Full story

Mobile-Friendly Web Application Extends Lung Cancer Survival

CHICAGO – A Web-mediated follow-up application (Moovcare™) improves advanced lung cancer survival, according to a French multicenter randomized phase III study. Researchers analyzed the association and ... Full story

Cancer researchers find up to one-quarter of lung cancer patients may be ineligible for immunotherapy

UT Southwestern cancer researchers Dr. Saad Khan, Dr. Sandi Pruitt, Dr. David Gerber, and Lei Xuan found that a significant proportion of lung cancer patients ... Full story

How Does Robotic Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (RVATS) Compare to VATS for Treating Lung Cancer?

New Rochelle, NY —A new study shows that robotic video-assisted lung resection to remove a tumor achieves comparable outcomes with no significant differences in complications compared to conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and robotic VATS (RVATS) may allow for preservation of more healthy lung tissue. ... Full story

'Liquid biopsy' blood test accurately detects key genetic mutations in most common form of lung cancer, study finds

A simple blood test can rapidly and accurately detect mutations in two key genes in non-small cell lung tumors, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions report in a new study – demonstrating the test’s potential as a clinical tool for identifying patients who can benefit from drugs targeting those mutations. ... Full story

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