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Richard Heimler Honored as June LUNGevity Hero

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action – fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research. […]

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a classic tearjerker

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 15th, 2014 |

“The Fault in Our Stars” is based on a novel of the same name written by John Green, a YouTuber-turned-author. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist, is suffering from thyroid and lung cancer when she begins attending a support group for cancer patients and meets Augustus Waters, a cancer patient who has been in remission for […]

The Search for Genes That Prevent Disease

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 29th, 2014 |

What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick? The X-Men’s mutations gave them superpowers. Telepathy. Flight. Teleportation. Some scientists believe that there may be some among us who have a superpower in our genes, too—the ability, against all odds, to stay healthy. Finding these people […]

Bronchial Gene Test Rules Out Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ATS/45872 Gene analysis of the bronchial airway could reduce unnecessary invasive testing for suspected cases of lung cancer, a study suggested. A 17-gene test for normal epithelial cells gathered on bronchoscopy boosted the ability of that procedure to rule out cancer, Duncan Whitney, PhD, […]

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 […]

Royle Family star Caroline Aherne battling lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Metro Author: N/A http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/13/royle-family-star-caroline-aherne-battling-lung-cancer-4725932/ Caroline Aherne has revealed that she has been fighting lung cancer. The Royle Family star and Mrs Merton creator – who has previously battled bladder and eye cancer – had been keeping her illness secret but chose to speak out to support a £3.4million bid to […]

Second opinion changes diagnosis from incurable to curable cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 12th, 2014 |

Date: 5/12/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: N/A http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-05-opinion-diagnosis-incurable-curable-cancer.html The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports the case of a woman diagnosed with advanced, incurable lung cancer, whose disease was in fact early stage, curable lung cancer with additional lung lesions due to a rare antibiotic side effect. When her primary lung tumor was surgically […]

Lung and Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 2nd, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung and Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise Date: 5/2/14 Outlet Full Name: Nursing Times Author: No author http://www.nursingtimes.net/home/behind-the-headlines/-lung-and-pancreatic-cancers-may-be-on-the-rise/5070307.article?blocktitle=Behind-the-Headlines&contentID=4530 “Lung cancer will soon become the biggest cancer killer among women,” the Mail Online reports, while ITV News reveals that pancreatic cancer “poses [a] growing threat”. Both headlines are prompted by a study that has […]

Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/LungCancer/45477?isalert=1&uun=g637293d1201R5758023u&utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-news&xid=NL_breakingnews_2014-04-29 A national registry for lung screening is on the table as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) weighs coverage Wednesday, but such a registry could amount to a delaying tactic that undermines life-saving […]

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 […]