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Scripps Florida lands $1.8 million grant for lung cancer study

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Scripps Florida lands $1.8 million grant for lung cancer study Date: 1/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Palm Beach Post Author: Jeff Ostrowski http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/scripps-florida-lands-18-million-grant-for-lung-ca/nc7JJ/ Scripps Florida scientists won $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to study lung cancer, the institute said Thursday. Joseph Kissil is principal investigator of the new five-year grant, which… Read More

Compounds in Exhaled Breath May Detect Early Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 28th, 2014 |

Date: 1/28/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: Marie Ellis http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271813.php Of all cancers, lung cancer is the biggest killer in both men and women. According to the American Lung Association, it causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. Diagnosing the disease can involve a number of tests, but scientists have… Read More

New Program Funds Free Lung Cancer Screenings

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 28th, 2014 |

News Headline: New Program Funds Free Lung Cancer Screenings Date: 1/28/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS 4 News Author: Clay LePard http://www.whbf.com/story/24566925/new-program-funds-free-lung-cancer-screenings It’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in America; and yet most insurance policies don’t cover preventative care for lung cancer exams. Genesis Philanthropy is still a very new program, and now, through a… Read More

Chemicals In Your Breath Could Reveal Lung Cancer, New Survey Says

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 28th, 2014 |

News Headline: Chemicals In Your Breath Could Reveal Lung Cancer, New Survey Says Date:1/28/14 Outlet Full Name: Forbes Author: Melanie Haiken http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2014/01/28/a-breath-test-for-lung-cancer-new-research-shows-promise/ A simple breath test for lung cancer got a step closer to reality today with research showing that specific compounds in the breath can indicate the presence or absence of lung cancer. Findings… Read More

Pfizer Lung Cancer Drug Fails Two Late- Stage Trials

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 27th, 2014 |

Date: 1/27/14 Outlet Full Name: Fox Business Author: Jennifer Booton http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/01/27/pfizer-lung-cancer-drug-fails-two-late-stage-trials/ Pfizer (PFE) said Monday its experimental lung cancer drug failed its primary goals for survival in two late-stage studies. The first trial, dubbed Archer 1009, was studying the effects of the drug, dacomitinib, on patients that had previously been treated with chemotherapy. In that… Read More

The Past, Present, and Future of Lung Cancer Treatments

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 25th, 2014 |

Date: 1/25/14 Outlet Full Name: The Motley Fool Author: Leo Sun http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/25/the-past-present-and-future-of-lung-cancer-treatme.aspx Lung cancer, which accounts for 14% of all new cancers, remains one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, causing nearly 160,000 deaths in 2013. Over the past few decades, lung cancer treatments have improved, and smoking rates have dropped from 42%… Read More

How Long Have I Got Left?

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 24th, 2014 |

Date: 1/24/14 Outlet Full Name: New York Times Author: Paul Kalanithi http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/sunday/how-long-have-i-got-left.html?_r=1 AS soon as the CT scan was done, I began reviewing the images. The diagnosis was immediate: Masses matting the lungs and deforming the spine. Cancer. In my neurosurgical training, I had reviewed hundreds of scans for fellow doctors to see if surgery… Read More

Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Reuters Author: Kathryn Doyle http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-lung-cancer-radon-idUSBREA0M1BF20140123 Sealing up houses to improve energy efficiency also traps more radon inside and may lead to a higher risk of lung cancer, according to a new study based on modeling. Guidelines suggest people install ventilation systems when they try to reduce heat loss from their… Read More

Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day News Author: No author http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2014/01/23/radiation-before-surgery-may-improve-survival-from-rare-lung-cancer Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before — rather than after — surgery, according to a small new study. The study included 25 patients with mesothelioma who underwent five days… Read More

Consumer Reports: Too Many Sodas Contain Potential Carcinogens

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: CNN Author: William Hudson http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/23/health/consumer-reports-soda-caramel-coloring/ A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it’s not sugar (this time). The golden-brown color of many soft drinks comes with a dose of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI. On U.S. product labels it appears… Read More