Lung Cancer News
December 8, 2019

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Even Short-Term 'Vaping' Causes Inflammation in Non-Smokers

E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker ... read more

New Basic Understanding of How Lung Cancer Spreads: Antioxidants Implicated

Lung cancer cells use antioxidants, endogenous or dietary, to spread in the body by activating a protein called BACH1 and increasing the uptake and use of sugar, researchers report in two independent ... read more

E-Cigarette Vapor Disables Key Immune Cells in the Lung and Boosts Inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of ... read more

Double-Drug Strategy Blocks Escape Route for Most Lung Cancers

A one-two combo punch using two currently available drugs could be an effective treatment for the majority of lung cancers, a study ... read more
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Inadequacies in Current Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment Revealed

Researchers have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. The team investigated the ability of anti-cancer agents to affect ... read more

Discovery: New Biomarker for Cancer Stem Cells

Medical researchers have discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow ... read more

Simple Blood Test for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it, using a blood test that identifies the body's immune response to substances produced by tumor cells, ... read more

High Fiber, Yogurt Diet Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung ... read more

Cancer Data Provide Insights Into Occurrence, Overdiagnosis, and Treatment Advances

Investigators analyzed 40 years of cancer burden data and examined patterns of incidence and mortality for various cancers, finding examples for which incidence and mortality moved in concert and ... read more

Cancer Cells Turn to Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy, Study Suggests

Researchers have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their neighboring tumor cells. The study suggests that this act of cannibalism provides these cancer cells with the ... read more

Same but Different: Unique Cancer Traits Key to Targeted Therapies

Researchers have discovered that the key to personalized therapies for some types of lung cancers may be to focus on their differences, not their ... read more

Role of Nuclear Glycogen in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that solves a mystery long forgotten by science and have identified a potentially novel avenue in pre-clinical models to treat non-small cell lung ... read more

Patients Taking Nivolumab Experience Five-Fold Increase in Overall Survival Compared to Chemotherapy

Pooled data on two clinical trials demonstrate patients taking nivolumab realized a greater than five-fold increase in five-year overall survival rate compared with the chemotherapy ... read more

Durvalumab Combined With Chemotherapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Lung Cancer

Adding immunotherapy in the form of durvalumab to chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, according to new ... read more

E-Cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

Scientists found that the lungs of vapers -- like the lungs of smokers -- have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. The researchers also found that ... read more

Treating Dogs With Human Breast Cancer Drug

Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene -- HER2 -- also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib -- a drug that has ... read more

Possible New Treatment Strategy for Lung Cancer

It is estimated there will be roughly 228,000 new lung cancer cases this year, and nearly 30% of those patients will have mutations in the KRAS pathway. This type of mutation makes the cancer more ... read more

Researchers Identify Subtypes of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Despite improved knowledge of the molecular alterations in SCC, little is understood about how the alterations contribute to the development of the cancer and how potential vulnerabilities could be ... read more

Researchers Make Immunotherapy Work for Treatment-Resistant Lymphoma

Researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin's lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach ... read more

Discovery of Distinct Lung Cancer Pathways May Lead to More Targeted Treatments

Known for its poor prognosis, lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer, responsible for about 4 of 10 diagnoses. Researchers can now distinguish between two pathways where this ... read more

Two Therapeutic Targets Identified for Deadly Lung Cancer

The vast majority of deadly lung cancer cases (85 percent) are termed non-small-cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs), which often contain a mutated gene called LKB1. Researchers have now discovered ... read more

Unlocking Therapies for Hard-to-Treat Lung Cancers

Around 85 percent of lung cancers are classified as non-small-cell lung cancers, or NSCLCs. Some patients with these cancers can be treated with targeted genetic therapies, and some benefit from ... read more

Targeting Old Bottleneck Reveals New Anticancer Drug Strategy

The enzyme ribonucleotide reductase is a bottleneck for cancer cell growth. Scientists have identified a way of targeting ribonucleotide reductase that may avoid the toxicity of previous approaches, ... read more

Study Identifies Potential Markers of Lung Cancer

Researchers identify markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and can accurately identify lung cancer ... read more

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