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Non-Smokers Not Immune to Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 26th, 2014 |

News Headline: Non-Smokers Not Immune to Lung Cancer Date: 4/26/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/04/26/non-smokers-not-immune-to-lung-cancer.htm Can’t you just hear it? Upon learning that someone has lung cancer, what are the first thoughts and words in the average American’s mind? Questions about smoking status? If you said yes, you’re probably correct. And given […]

Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 25th, 2014 |

News Headline: Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure Date: 4/25/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Mallory Powell http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-lung-cancer-combined-radon-tobacco.html In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky’s colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the “triple crown of lung cancer” – […]

FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Pharma Pro Author: Michael Felberbaum http://www.pharmpro.com/news/2014/04/fda-proposes-first-regulations-e-cigarettes The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being […]

Scientists Pinpoint Protein That Could Improve Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapies

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Scientists Pinpoint Protein That Could Improve Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapies Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/275828.php Approximately 15 percent of all lung cancers are small cell lung cancers (SCLC), which grow rapidly and often develop resistance to chemotherapy. However, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer […]

Lung Disease to Become the Biggest Cancer Killer Among Women Because of the Number Who Took Up Smoking in the 1960s

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Disease to Become the Biggest Cancer Killer Among Women Because of the Number Who Took Up Smoking in the 1960s Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Daily Mail UK Author: Amanda Williams http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2611861/Lung-disease-biggest-cancer-killer-women-overtaking-breast-cancer-number-took-smoking-1960s.html Lung cancer will soon become the biggest cancer killer among women – overtaking breast cancer – because of the number […]

Blood Test Accurate in Later Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Blood Test Accurate in Later Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Cancer Network Author: Dave Levitan http://www.cancernetwork.com/lung-cancer/blood-test-accurate-later-stage-lung-cancer-diagnosis Simple blood tests for cancer diagnosis and post-treatment assessment are getting closer all the time. New research has shown that a new assay for measuring circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) could detect essentially all […]

‘Survivor’ Singer Helps Spread Hope to Kids With Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 4/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Fox News Author: No answer http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/23/survivor-singer-helps-spread-hope-to-kids-with-cancer/ Hyundai Motor America and its dealers have been fighting the war on pediatric cancer for more than 15 years, and to date, they have raised more than $86 million in research funds through their non-profit organization, Hyundai Hope on Wheels. Fox News’ Laura Ingle […]

Vanderbilt Study Tracks New Lung Cancer Drug Target

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 4/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/275785.php Researchers at Vanderbilt University have identified a potential new drug target in subtypes of lung cancer that are difficult to treat. “We are very excited about the implications of these findings,” said graduate student Katherine Amato, who led the research. “It is vitally […]

Novartis to Buy Glaxo Cancer Drugs, Sell Animal Health

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 22nd, 2014 |

Date: 4/22/14 Outlet Full Name: Bloomberg News Author: Oliver Staley http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-22/novartis-to-buy-glaxo-cancer-drugs-sell-animal-health.html Novartis AG (NOVN) will focus more on cancer, GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) on vaccines and Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) on animal health as the drugmakers announced a series of deals for a total of as much as $28.5 billion today. The transactions, as well […]

A Lung Cancer Trial Success Story

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 22nd, 2014 |

News Headline: A Lung Cancer Trial Success Story Date: 4/22/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/04/22/a-lung-cancer-clinical-trial-success-story.htm I’ve often written about the pro’s and con’s of clinical trials. On the positive side, the only way we make progress in treating cancer is through evaluating medications and other treatments in clinical trials. On the other […]