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The Open Medicine Institute Launches Novel Bioinformatics-Healthcare Research Platform with Support from Leading High-Technology Companies VMware, EMC, Kovarus and HPM Networks

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The Open Medicine Institute (OMI), an organization with a mission to improve health care by applying a multi-disciplinary, “big data” approach, today rolled out its novel OpenMedNet platform designed to improve healthcare. This integrated healthcare model represents a new approach that many experts believe will improve the outlook for patients especially those suffering from prevalent […]

Larger Studies of Multiple Families Will Help Us Better Understand Inherited Risk of Lung Cancer.

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 27th, 2014 |

Larger Studies of Multiple Families Will Help Us Better Understand Inherited Risk of Lung Cancer.

Lung cancer study of why young, healthy are stricken

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 24th, 2014 |

Natalie DiMarco’s only obvious risk factor for getting lung cancer was having lungs. DiMarco had been experiencing respiratory problems for months in 2010, but her doctors just assumed the mother of two had allergies. By the time she learned she had lung cancer, the disease had spread into her lymph nodes and reached the membranes […]

New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person’s unique tumor gene profile. It’s a first-of-a-kind experiment that brings […]

Lung-MAP trial launched, matching patients to treatments based on tumor profiles

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

A phase II/III trial using genomic profiling to match patients with investigational treatments began recruiting patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer on June 16, 2014. The Lung-MAP (Lung Cancer Master Protocol) trial is a public-private collaboration among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), SWOG Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research, the Foundation for the National […]

Pleasanton Man’s Colorful Gesture to Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds to Join Him

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 11th, 2014 |

Valerie Brosdal admits the month following her cancer diagnosis was a dark time. All her husband, Ralph Kapostins, wanted to do was make her smile. He had no idea so many others would want to help him. This past year has been one filled with many, unpleasant surprises for Valerie Brosdal. The 53-year-old woman from […]

New Video Delves Into the Promise of Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trials for Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 15th, 2014 |

Date: 5/15/14 Outlet Full Name: Digital Journal Author: No author http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1922309 A recently released video on cancer immunotherapy is offering new hope to patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the type of cancer which makes up 85% to 90% of all lung cancer cases in the US and claims more lives each year than […]

Don’t forget a jacket: Words of wisdom from local moms

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 9th, 2014 |

News Headline: Don’t forget a jacket: Words of wisdom from local moms Date: 5/9/14 Outlet Full Name: SF Gate Author: Amy Graff http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2014/05/09/dont-forget-a-jacket-words-of-wisdom-from-local-moms/#23110101=13 Bonnie Addario, founder, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and her daughters, Danielle Hicks, 41, and Andrea Parks, 38. Best parenting advice: “When my children were very young and came home from […]

Guest Op-Ed: Tests Americans need to take

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 1st, 2014 |

Date: 5/1/14 Outlet Full Name: Home Reporter News Author: Paul Billings, MD, PhD, Ronnie Andrews, and Bonnie J. Addario http://www.homereporternews.com/opinion/guest-op-ed-tests-americans-need-to-take/article_29339d84-d0c1-11e3-8cdc-0019bb2963f4.html Detecting cancer and other serious diseases has gotten harder, thanks to a short-sighted decision from federal officials. At issue are government payment rates for molecular diagnostic tests — essentially, analyses of changes in a person’s […]

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Cancer Commons Partner to Help Patients Find Their Best Treatment Options

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 21st, 2014 |

Date: 4/21/14 Outlet Full Name: Business Wire Author: No author http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140421005147/en/Bonnie-J.-Addario-Lung-Cancer-Foundation-Cancer#.U1VIglVdWVM Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and Cancer Commons today announced the launch of a new program called MyCancerCommons, created to make sure critical lung cancer treatment information reaches the patients who need it. Lung cancer is the second leading cause of death […]