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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 ...

'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 ...

Newly discovered clues to the cause of chemoresistance in small cell lung cancer

(Vienna ) Small cell lung cancer is not usually detected until it is at an advanced stage, when metastases have already formed. Chemotherapy is very effective initially but, within a year, cancer recurs and this time does not respond to a course of chemotherapy. ... Full story

New Lung Cancer Therapy May Target Previously Untreatable Tumors

By Julie Grisham - Lung cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other cancer. Until now, lung cancer patients with mutations in a gene called KRAS have not benefited from developments in precision therapy. ... Full story

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Not Need Annual Screenings

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Most high-risk lung cancer patients might not need annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings if they are cleared of disease in their initial test, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher. ... Full story

Researchers find a new genetic target for most common lung cancer

Offers a potentially new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease ... Full story

Dietary glycemic index linked to lung cancer risk in select populations

MD Anderson study identifies most significant associations in those who had never smoked ... Full story

Are lung cancer survivors getting too many costly scans for no reason? Study suggests so

National look at PET scan use in follow-up care for lung and esophageal cancer shows wide variation between hospitals, no impact on survival ... Full story

Children’s Research Institute develops innovative approach for identifying processes that fuel tumor growth in lung cancer patients

DALLAS – Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have pioneered a new method for conducting in-depth research on malignant tumors in patients, in the process discovering new complexities underlying cancer biology and overturning a nearly century-old perception about cancer metabolism. ... Full story

Immune-Targeting Drug Combo Shows Promise for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Say Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers

TAMPA, Fla. – Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States resulting in more than 158,000 deaths each year. With a 5-year survival rate at only 18 percent, the development of new and improved treatment options is needed. ... Full story

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