Items Tagged ‘Lung Cancer – Small Cell’

November 8th, 2016

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine

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Targeted and more-individualized treatment for NSCLC becomes a reality. Lung cancers used to be diagnosed solely by a visual microscopic examination of tumor tissue and all patients received the same chemotherapy. Now, doctors are personalizing care by finding the genetic alterations within the cancer that drive its growth and then use medicines that specifically counteract […]

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Tags: Alcensa, ALK mutation, EGFR, General Lung Cancer, gilotrif, iressa, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Necitumumab, News, nsclc


June 6th, 2016

Two-Drug Immunotherapy Deemed Safe for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, Moffitt Study Shows

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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents approximately 14 percent of all types of lung cancer. Many patients with SCLC respond to initial chemotherapy; however, they eventually relapse and develop progressive disease that has no effective treatment options. A new Moffitt Cancer study being presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago and published in The […]

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Tags: 2016, asco, Checkmate 032, immunotherapy, ipilmumab, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, molecule PD-1, News, nivolumab, sclc, small cell lung cancer


February 11th, 2015

NFCR-Support Research Finds New Way to Combat Resistant Lung Cancer

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A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new platform that can rapidly identify effective drug combinations for lung cancer patients whose tumors have stopped responding to targeted therapy. The research, which was supported in part by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), is a critical milestone on the road to […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, lung cancer research, News, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, refractory, resistant, Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


November 4th, 2014

Chest Radiation Improves Survival in Extended-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The results of a recently reported clinical study at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Francisco demonstrate that thoracic radiation improves survival and reduces cancer recurrence when added to prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with extended-stage small cell lung cancer.(1) Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a fast-growing […]

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Tags: cranial irradiation, extended, Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, radiation, sclc, small cell lung cancer, thoracic radiation


December 26th, 2013

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Scan May Lead to Overdiagnosis

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Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scan may lead to overdiagnosis, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. The disease is often detected at an advanced, difficult-to-treat stage. Cancer screening involves […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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August 23rd, 2013

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related deaths. This is a grade B draft recommendation. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

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People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


April 24th, 2013

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality

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Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, according to the results of a study published early online in the journal Cancer.[1] Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


February 11th, 2013

Cancer Deaths on the Decline

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Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per year from 2000 to 2009 and […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


November 28th, 2012

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer

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Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Metastatic cancer refers to cancer that has spread to distant sites in the body. Several types of cancer—including lung […]

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Tags: Extensive Lung Cancer - Small Cell, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


July 3rd, 2012

Female Lung Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Some Areas

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Lung cancer deaths are on the rise among young and middle-aged white women, mainly in the South and the Midwest, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. Each year, roughly 88,000 men and […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


June 26th, 2012

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer

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Diesel exhaust is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a press release issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The announcement came after a group of international experts gathered for a weeklong meeting to review the evidence. As a result of that review, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), […]

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Tags: General, General Lung Cancer, Health and Wellness, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


May 25th, 2012

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

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New lung cancer screening guidelines recommend annual CT scans only for a select group of people—those aged 55 to 74 who are current or former smokers. The guidelines are the result of a systematic review by an expert panel from several medical groups and were published early online in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


May 17th, 2012

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections

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Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology.[1] Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites have been identified as strong risk factors for […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma