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Valerie Harper is doing ‘Dancing With the Stars’ despite incurable cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 28th, 2013 |

News Headline: Valerie Harper is doing ‘Dancing With the Stars’ despite incurable cancer Date: 8/28/13 Outlet Full Name: Examiner Author Name: N/A http://www.examiner.com/article/valerie-harper-will-do-dancing-with-the-stars-despite-terminal-cancer Actress Valerie Harper, who’s battling terminal brain cancer, will compete on season 17 of “Dancing With the Stars,” according to an Aug. 28 TMZ report. Harper, who was given three to six […]

More Money Won’t Win the War on Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 28th, 2013 |

News Headline: More Money Won’t Win the War on Cancer Date: 8/28/13 Outlet Full Name: The Atlantic Author Name: Jacoba Urist http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/08/more-money-won-t-win-the-war-on-cancer/279100/ Forty-two years after President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act and declared the “war on cancer,” it’s virtually impossible to separate cancer from money—walks, bike rides and pink ribbons entice people to donate […]

M.A. Khan: You can’t ‘overdiagnose’ for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 27th, 2013 |

News Headline: M.A. Khan: You can’t ‘overdiagnose’ for lung cancer Date: 8/27/13 Outlet Full Name: Providence Journal Author Name: M.A. Khan, M.D. http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/20130828-m.a.-khan-you-can-t-overdiagnose-for-lung-cancer.ece I read with trepidation the Aug. 18 letter by Megha Garg (“Overdiagnosis poses risk”). Dr. Garg writes that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s supporting CT scan lung cancer screenings in high […]

FRONTLINE CANCER: Lung cancer screening guidelines can save lives

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 27th, 2013 |

News Headline: FRONTLINE CANCER: Lung cancer screening guidelines can save lives Date: 8/27/13 Outlet Full Name: La Jolla Light Author Name: Schott M. Lippman http://www.lajollalight.com/2013/08/28/frontline-cancer-lung-cancer-screening-guidelines-can-save-lives/ Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, killing more people than all other cancers combined. Several factors make it so lethal. For one thing, lung cancer is the second […]

Local Doctors Work To Catch Lung Cancer In Earliest Stages

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 26th, 2013 |

News Headline: Local Doctors Work To Catch Lung Cancer In Earliest Stages Date: 8/26/13 Outlet Full Name: NBC4i Author Name: Denise Yost http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23259391/local-doctors-work-to-catch-lung-cancer-in-earliest-stages COLUMBUS, Ohio – Early diagnosis is the name of the game in surviving lung cancer. Now, there’s a new tool to help doctors diagnose patients at cancer’s earliest stages. Dr. Patrick Nana-Sinkam […]

NCI Awards Insight Genetics $1.5M to Further Develop NSCLC Assay

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 26th, 2013 |

News Headline: NCI Awards Insight Genetics $1.5M to Further Develop NSCLC Assay Date: 8/26/13 Outlet Full Name: GenomeWeb Daily News Author Name: N/A http://www.genomeweb.com/pcrsample-prep/nci-awards-insight-genetics-15m-further-develop-nsclc-assay NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics today announced it was awarded a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue development of […]

Acupuncture Reduces Pain in Lung Cancer Patients – New Findings

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 23rd, 2013 |

News Headline: Acupuncture Reduces Pain in Lung Cancer Patients – New Findings Date: 8/23/13 Outlet Full Name: Health CMI Author Name: N/A http://www.healthcmi.com/acupuncturist-news-online/813-lungcancerli4lv3 New research finds acupuncture effective for the treatment of lung cancer symptoms. The focus of the study was the evaluation of acupuncture and its effect on lung cancer related symptoms such as […]

‘New cancer cases to rise 21% in 7 yrs’

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 23rd, 2013 |

News Headline: ‘New cancer cases to rise 21% in 7 yrs’ Date: 8/23/13 Outlet Full Name: The Indian Express Author Name: C. Raja Mohan http://www.indianexpress.com/news/new-cancer-cases-to-rise-21-in-7-yrs/1158883/ The National Cancer Registry has found new cases growing at roughly 2.8 per cent a year, leading to the projection of a 21-per-cent increase in the next seven years. Estimated […]

Boehringer to make lung cancer drug available in U.S.

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 22nd, 2013 |

News Headline: Boehringer to make lung cancer drug available in U.S. Date: 8/22/13 Outlet Full Name: Hartford Business Author Name: Kirsten Banta http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130822/NEWS01/130829937 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, with U.S. headquarters in Ridgefield, announced Thursday that Gilotrif oral tablets will become commercially available in the U.S. the week of Sept. 2. This medication is used to treat […]

Promising new drug developed at NCSU stops lung cancer from spreading in mice

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 20th, 2013 |

News Headline: Promising new drug developed at NCSU stops lung cancer from spreading in mice Date: 8/20/13 Outlet Full Name: News Observer Author Name: Daniel Blustein http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/20/3120241/promising-new-drug-developed-at.html RALEIGH — Longtime friends Ken Adler of N.C. State University and Reen Wu of the University of California-Davis have teamed up to forge a cross-country collaboration to fight […]