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Join the Lung Cancer Living Room to Learn About Online Lung Cancer Communities

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 18th, 2013 |

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide / June 18, 2013 Would you like to be part of a support group that only includes people with lung cancer and their loved ones? Better yet, would you like to do so in the comfort of your own home? If so, you can tune in on Tuesday, June… Read More

San Franciso Opera to hold a memorial for the late Zheng Cao

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 18th, 2013 |

By Sue Gilmore / June 18, 2013 The extended San Francisco Opera family is gathering to bid a tearful, but music-filled, farewell Monday afternoon to one of its beloved members, the late mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, who died in February at age 46 after a five-year, hard-fought battle with lung cancer. Born in Shanghai during the… Read More

Lung cancer remains a major killer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 18th, 2013 |

By Kathryn Roethel / June 18, 2013 The No. 1 killing cancer is not the one many people think of first. It’s not the one with the pink ribbon, or the one whose controversial screenings are grabbing headlines. It’s lung cancer. And even though it’s the third-most commonly diagnosed type, behind prostate and breast cancers,… Read More

Veran Medical Technologies Invests $250k in Better Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 13th, 2013 |

By Jacqueline Lee / June 13, 2013 Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer for U.S. patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The disease kills about 160,000 Americans each year. The disease is so deadly because it often goes undetected in the early stages. Think about it: if you’re breathing cigarette smoke… Read More

Study Suggests Role for Targeting HER2 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 13th, 2013 |

Published Online: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Mutations of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) gene in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), though rare, potentially could be treated with HER2-targeted drugs, according to a retrospective study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. HER2 mutations are more closely associated with certain types of… Read More

Do You Think Lung Cancer is Shameful?

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 13th, 2013 |

By Heather Millar / June 13, 2013 I just took an on-line test from The Lung Cancer Project, a joint effort of the oncology biotech company Genentech and leading academic researchers in psychology and oncology. I’m a little bit stunned: It seems that I strongly associate lung cancer with the word, “shameful,” and that I… Read More

New National Public Opinion Poll Shows Majority of Americans Would Participate in Clinical Trials if Recommended by Their Doctor

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 12th, 2013 | No comments

Only Small Percentage say Health Care Professionals Have Ever Talked to Them about Medical Research ALEXANDRIA, Va.-June 12, 2013 – More than two-thirds (72%) of Americans say it’s likely they would participate in a clinical trial if recommended by their doctor, but only 22% say a doctor or other health care professional has ever talked… Read More

Baylor Expands Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2013 |

Baylor Dallas and Baylor Plano Monday began offering low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scans for high-risk patients who are referred by their physician and meet certain criteria. Baylor Irving has been doing so since last fall, and expanded the service this week despite the fact that patient volume has been low in Irving. There were two… Read More

Healthier Me: Catching Lung Cancer Early

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2013 |

Are you worried you could have lung cancer? A new CT scan at Sanford health can help find tumors before you even have symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms typically do not occur until the cancer is already advanced, so early detection is key when it comes to saving lives. The scan looks like any other and… Read More

Former NFL Stars Team Up to Beat Lung Cancer at the 8th Annual Lung Cancer: Drive it off the Earth Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2013 | No comments

SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Former NFL stars Hank Baskett and Chris Draft are joining hundreds of lung cancer supporters at the 8th Annual “Lung Cancer: Drive It Off the Earth” Golf Tournament hosted by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF). The ALCF invites you to be part of this… Read More