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Blood Clots Common in People With Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 31st, 2014 |

Date: 3/31/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/03/31/blood-clots-common-in-people-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer.htm Arriving in perfect time for the end of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a new study reinforces the importance of recognizing, and preventing when possible, blood clots. Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis (DVTs)) which can break off and travel to the […]

Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 31st, 2014 |

Date: 3/31/14 Outlet Full Name: Baylor College of Medicine News Author: Dipali Pathak https://www.bcm.edu/news/cancer/enzyme-drug-target-for-rare-lung-disease An enzyme called Src kinase may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease that appears only in women either alone or in association with a genetic disorder known as tuberous sclerosis, said researchers from Baylor College […]

Can Dental Hygiene Have an Impact on Lung Cancer?

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 31st, 2014 |

Date: 3/31/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com – Lung Cancer Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/03/31/can-dental-hygiene-have-an-impact-on-lung-cancer.htm We are learning more and more about chronic inflammation, and how it may lead to the development of cancer. This can be seen directly in some cancers in which cancer develops from local inflammation. Examples include HPV leading to cervical cancer and […]

Hank Baskett III Named an Official Spokesperson for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

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Posted by Samantha Powell on March 31st, 2014 |

Hank Baskett III Named an Official Spokesperson for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Former NFL wide receiver, whose father is a lung cancer survivor, joins the fight to beat lung cancer SAN CARLOS, CA (March 31, 2014) — Former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett III will now tackle the nation’s top cancer killer. […]

On the Record With… Meghan O’Brien

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 30th, 2014 |

Date: 3/30/14 Outlet Full Name: Northwest Herald News Author: Stephen Di Benedetto http://www.nwherald.com/2014/03/28/on-the-record-with-meghan-obrien/ack89b3/?page=1 When Meghan O’Brien tells people she has lung cancer, the first question asked is always, “Did you smoke?” She’s grown tired of answering it since doctors diagnosed the 31-year-old Huntley resident with stage 4 lung cancer nearly two years ago. O’Brien has […]

Gibson Wagner of Orange is the ‘Montage Everyday Hero’ for February

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 28th, 2014 |

Date: 3/28/14 Outlet Full Name: Orange County Register Author: Samantha Dunn http://www.ocregister.com/articles/wagner-607381-cancer-lung.html Gibson Wagner, 13, of Orange is the “Montage Everyday Hero” for February. Wagner was a toddler when his father died of lung cancer. To honor his father’s memory and to raise awareness about this common form of cancer, Wagner has raised funds for […]

Novartis Says Lung Cancer Patients Respond to Drug in Study

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 27th, 2014 |

Date: 3/27/14 Outlet Full Name: Reuters Author: Katharina Bart http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-novartis-ldk-idUSBREA2Q0CN20140327 Novartis said late on Wednesday that a majority of patients given a development drug against non-small cell lung cancer had responded to the treatment, according to study results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Basel-based drugmaker’s LDK378 has been declared a “breakthrough […]

Oncology, Patient Advocacy Groups Petition CMS for Full Coverage of CT Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 27th, 2014 |

Date: 3/27/14 Outlet Full Name: Hematology Oncology Today Author: No author http://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/lung-cancer/news/online/%7Bd8e8b725-804c-4326-ab1b-b43d3d8321ad%7D/oncology-patient-advocacy-groups-petition-cms-for-full-coverage-of-ct-lung-cancer-screening The Lung Cancer Alliance, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Radiology and other medical organizations recently petitioned CMS to provide national Medicare coverage for low-dose CT lung cancer screening for patients at high risk as defined by the United States […]

Pfizer’s Xalkori Shines as First-Line Lung Cancer Therapy

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 26th, 2014 |

Date: 3/26/14 Outlet Full Name: Pharma Times Author: Kevin Grogan http://www.pharmatimes.com/article/14-03-26/Pfizer_s_Xalkori_shines_as_first-line_lung_cancer_therapy.aspx Pfizer has reported positive late-stage data on a trial of Xalkori compared to chemotherapy in previously-untreated lung cancer patients with a specific gene mutation. The Phase III study of Xalkori (crizotinib) met its primary objective of significantly prolonging progression-free survival in previously-untreated patients with […]

Immunotherapy Data Heralds New Era of Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 26th, 2014 |

Date: 3/26/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/274533.php A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumour cells from evading the immune system, experts have said at the 4th European Lung Cancer Congress. For decades, scientists and doctors thought immunotherapy – treatments that […]