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Women Misunderstand Health Risks

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 31st, 2013 |

Date: 7/31/2013 Outlet Full Name: News Fix Author Name: Geoff Michaels Women overestimate their risk of breast cancer and underestimate their risk for even deadlier diseases such as heart disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer, a study suggests. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif. studied 200 women ages 41 to 95, […]

New protein discovered with vast potential for treatment of cancer and other diseases

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 31st, 2013 |

Date: 7/31/2013 Outlet Full Name: Medical Press In cancer research, discovering a new protein that plays a role in cancer is like finding a key and a treasure map: follow the clues and eventually there could be a big reward. At least that’s the hope from a new study published in the journalNature that discovered […]

Patients at highest risk for lung cancer benefitted most from low-dose CT screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 30th, 2013 |

Date: 7/30/2013 Outlet Full Name: Healio Patients at the highest risk for lung cancer derived considerable benefit from low-dose CT screening, but the screening method prevented very few deaths among patients at lowest risk for the disease, according to study results. “These findings provide empirical support for risk-based targeting of smokers for such screening,” the […]

Research Adds a New Acronym to the List of Lung Cancer Targets

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 30th, 2013 |

Date: 7/30/2013 Outlet Full Name: Science Life Author Name: Matt Wood Oncologists used to divide lung cancer into two types: small-cell and non-small cell. But as genetic research uncovered more mutations that cause lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer has been subdivided further into an alphabet soup of acronyms: EML4-ALK translocations, ROS1 translocations or KRAS […]

Personalizing lung cancer care through biomarker testing

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2013 |

Date: 7/29/2013 Outlet Full Name: Journal Sentinel The concept of personalized medicine – matching a patient’s unique genetic profile with an appropriate and more individualized treatment plan – is transforming the care of patients with cancer. Over the last decade, the scientific community has gained a greater understanding of genetic mutations, or abnormalities, associated with […]

New study links air pollution to lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2013 |

Date: 7/29/2013 Outlet Full Name: The Courier News Author Name: Emily McFarlan Miller A recent study is providing more evidence of a link between lung cancer and air pollution often found in urban areas. But according to Ashby Jordan, medical director of the Respiratory Care Clinic at Advocate Sherman Hospital, it doesn’t mean city dwellers […]

Big Government Opens Big Database For Cancer Research

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2013 |

Date: 7/29/2013 Outlet Full Name: Health Works Collective Author Name: Dan Munro For those of us without degrees in molecular biology, the idea of “personalized medicine” – or PM – can often seem like a vague and distant concept. In this case, the Wikipedia definition of PM is pretty good: Personalized medicine or PM is […]

New research aims to ‘unlock lung cancer’s secrets’

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2013 |

Date: 7/29/2013 Outlet Full Name: CSL Recruitment Cancer Research UK has announced details of a new study designed to ‘unlock the secrets’ of lung cancer. Reportedly a world first, the project will track the real-time impact of treatment on the development, adaptation and resistance of lung tumors. The initiative will span nine years and cover […]

Dr. Heather Wakelee – August 20, 2013 – The Global Perspective

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Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2013 |

HEATHER WAKELEE – August 20, 2013 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR—MED CENTER LINE, MEDICINE-ONCOLOGY MEMBER, STANFORD CANCER INSTITUTE Dr. Wakelee is a clinical investigator with a focus in lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Along with her other colleagues in thoracic medical oncology at Stanford she is focused on clinical trials with agents that are specifically targeted to […]

Amazing Gift: Bride With Terminal Cancer to Have Dream Wedding

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 26th, 2013 |

Date: 7/26/13 Outlet Full Name: NBC Bay Area Author Name: Garvin Thomas The dream wedding is being organized by Erica Ota, a wedding planner who saw a message about the couple on a Facebook group for wedding planners WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE At first, when 35-year-old Jen Bulik developed a cough that she couldn’t shake, […]