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Lung Cancer Program Shows Results

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 27th, 2013 |

spyder ski jackets El camino pilot speeds treatment; expanding nationally By Ron Shinkman / June 27, 2013 A pilot program conducted at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View to speed treatment of lung cancer patients has proven so successful that it will be used by at least three other hospitals in the Southeast, East and […]

More Research Needs to Be Done On Treatment For Lung Cancer Among Non-Smoking Women

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 26th, 2013 |

cheap longchamp online By Sam Goodwin / Jun 26, 2013 An estimated 516,000 women worldwide are affected by lung cancer and 100,000 of these women are from the United States. Up until now, women with lung cancer have been given the same treatment as men. However, numerous studies have highlighted different characteristics of lung cancer […]

Lung Cancer – The Bias, The Stigma, The Shame, Blame and Guilt

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 24th, 2013 |

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide / June 24, 2013 What are your first thoughts when you hear that someone has lung cancer? Take a few seconds and imagine this scenario. What thoughts and questions came to mind? Then think of your first thoughts when you hear someone has breast cancer? Are those thoughts different? […]

Lynne Eldridge MD What do Patients Expect from Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer?

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 21st, 2013 |

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide / June 21, 2013 If you (or a loved one) are living with lung cancer, you’ve probably heard of radiation therapy as an option. If so, you wouldn’t be alone. Roughly 50% of people with lung cancer receive radiation therapy at some time during their journey. But what are […]

The Sins of Our Grandfathers

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 21st, 2013 |

By Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London / June 21, 2013 A special report by the New Scientist recently caught my eye. The report by Linda Geddes on June 30, 2012 claims that lung cancer is on the rise and focuses on the difficulties of getting funding for an illness that most […]

UT Dallas Study Suggests New Approach to Fighting Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 20th, 2013 |

Recent research has shown that cancer cells have a much different – and more complex – metabolism than normal cells. Now, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that exploiting these differences might provide a new strategy to combat lung cancer. In an article published online May 21 in the journal PLOS […]

Lung Cancer Molecular Testing – Who Should Be Tested For Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutations?

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 20th, 2013 |

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide / June 20, 2013 One of the greatest advances in lung cancer treatment in recent years has been the use of medications that target epidermal growth factor mutations (EGFR mutations.) For people who test positive for this mutation, medications such as Tarceva (erlotinib) can extend survival and improve quality […]

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 19th, 2013 |

By Niuniu Teo / 19 Jun 2013 Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the disease are former smokers, and an additional 15 percent never smoked at all. For Chris Draft, a former San Francisco 49ers linebacker […]

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 19th, 2013 |

News Headline: Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer Date: 6/19/2013 Outlet Full Name: Peninsula Press Author: Niuniu Teo Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the disease are former […]

New Guidelines, Therapies in Spotlight at PER Congress

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 18th, 2013 |

fendi belt Published Online: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Discussions about new guidelines on molecular testing in patients with lung cancer and a keynote address from prominent researcher Tony S. Mok, MD, will be among the highlights of the upcoming 14th International Lung Cancer Congress. The meeting, hosted by Physicians’ Education Resource (PER), is scheduled to […]