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Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer: Study

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: U.S. News Author: No author http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/05/20/gene-tests-may-improve-lung-cancer-care-study TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Testing lung cancer patients’ tumors for various gene mutations may help doctors choose the best treatment, and possibly extend people’s lives, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the May 21 Journal of the… Read More

Liver, Pancreatic Cancers To Surpass Breast, Prostate as Leading Causes of Death

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 19th, 2014 |

Date: 5/19/14 Outlet Full Name: KETK NBC Author: No author http://www.ketknbc.com/news/liver-pancreatic-cancers-to-surpass-breast-prostat By 2030, the top cancer killers in the United States will be lung, pancreas and liver, according to a new report published Monday in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal. Lung cancer is already the top killer overall, but pancreatic and liver cancer… Read More

Clovis Lung Cancer Treatment Received FDA Breakthrough Therapy Status

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 19th, 2014 |

Date: 5/19/14 Outlet Full Name: The Denver Post Author: Anna Prior http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25794758/clovis-lung-cancer-treatment-receives-fda-breakthrough-therapy Clovis Oncology Inc. said its lung-cancer treatment received breakthrough therapy status from the Food and Drug Administration, sending shares 6 percent higher to $56.77 in after-hours trading. The company is currently developing CO-1686, a drug for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer… Read More

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Van Auken Private Foundation Announce the 2014 Young Innovators Team Award for Lung Cancer Research

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 18th, 2014 |

Award will fund teams of young, brilliant thinkers for research focused on immediate impact on lung cancer patient lives San Carlos, Calif. (May 19, 2014) – The Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), in collaboration with the Van Auken Private Foundation today announced the 2014 Young Innovators Team Award (YITA), a first-of-its-kind program that… Read More

‘Try to fear less’: Cancer survivor chronicles year of treatment in video diary

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 18th, 2014 |

Date: 5/18/14 Outlet Full Name: Today Health Author: Marisa Kabas http://www.today.com/health/try-fear-less-cancer-survivor-chronicles-year-treatment-video-diary-2D79678051 Jennifer Glass can be defined in many ways: wife, stepmom, public relations pro, writer, poet. But in recent years she’s tacked on a few more credentials: Lung cancer patient. Lung cancer survivor. And, thanks to her project “A Photo a Day — One Year… Read More

A Cure for Lung Cancer? Doctors Hail Incredible Breakthrough With New Drugs

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 17th, 2014 |

Date: 5/17/14 Outlet Full Name: Daily Mail UK Author: Stephen Adams http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2631494/A-cure-lung-cancer-Doctors-hail-incredible-breakthrough-new-drugs.html – Scientists are reporting success treating advanced lung cancer with drugs such as nivolumab – The drug helped a quarter of 129 US patients with advanced lung cancer survive two years – Nivolumab is one of a new class of drug, called anti-PD1s… Read More

Analysis Finds Wide Variation in Lung Cancer Rates Globally

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: No author http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-05-analysis-wide-variation-lung-cancer.html The only recent comprehensive analysis of lung cancer rates for women around the world finds lung cancer rates are dropping in young women in many regions of the globe, pointing to the success of tobacco control efforts. However, rates continue to increase among older… Read More

Woman Takes a Photo a Day for a Year to Document Battle Against Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: People.com Author: Nate Jones http://www.people.com/article/jennifer-glass-cancer-photos Four months into her marriage, Jennifer Glass received devastating news: A lump in her neck turned out to be stage IV lung cancer, with a five-year survival rate of five percent. “I’ve always thought of myself as a top-of-my-lungs type of girl, yet that’s the… Read More

Why Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler are Teaming Up

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS News Author: Lauren Moraski http://www.cbsnews.com/news/valerie-harper-and-kellie-pickler-join-forces-for-lung-cancer/ In early 2013, doctors told Valerie Harper she probably only had a few months to live. The actress, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, had experienced a major setback: Doctors discovered the cancer had metastasized to her brain. Now more than a… Read More

Women’s Lung Health Week Launches

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: WDTV 5 News Author: Jared Pelletier http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Womens-Lung-Health-Week-Launches-15969 This week the American Lung association launched its first ever National Women’s Lung Health Week with the purpose of raising awareness for females. Currently in the United State a woman dies every seven and a half minutes from lung cancer, but experts claim… Read More