Displaying archives for 2013 July:

Dennis Farina Was Battling Lung Cancer At The Time Of His Death

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 23rd, 2013 |

Date: 7/23/13 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author Name: Cavan Sieczkowski Actor Dennis Farina was battling lung cancer at the time of his death, his doctor confirmed Tuesday. TMZ released a 911 call placed by a woman just days before Farina died, notifying emergency personnel that the “Law & Order” actor needed oxygen because he… Read More

Protein Complex Linked to Cancer Growth May Also Help Fight Tumors, Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Say

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 22nd, 2013 |

Date: 7/22/13 Outlet Full Name: Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital in China have discovered a gene expression signature that may lead to new immune therapies for lung cancer patients. They found that NF-κB, a protein complex known to promote tumor growth, may also have… Read More

First Major Study to Examine Cancer Incidence Among Asian Americans

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 22nd, 2013 |

Date: 7/22/13 Outlet Full Name: PR Web Study Published Today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Examines Data from 54% of Asian American Population Based on a comprehensive study that included more than half the Asian American population, scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have produced the first ever analysis… Read More

Greenville Lung Cancer survivor featured in “Cosmopolitan”

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 19th, 2013 |

Date: 7/19/13 Outlet Full Name: WNCT Author Name: Kristen Hunter More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. But an ECU grad beat the odds and lived to tell about it. Now, her inspiring story is hitting the national newsstands. Taylor Duck was already featured in the “New York Times” and… Read More

Talia Joy Castellano Changed the World for Young People With Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 18th, 2013 |

Date: 7/18/13 Outlet Full Name: ABC News Author Name: Jorge Rivas Talia Joy Castellano passed away on Tuesday. She was 13. “It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am,” read a message posted to her Facebook page, Angels for Talia. “Please lift… Read More

Tony Mok, MD, Selected to Give Addario Foundation Keynote at 14th International Lung Cancer Congress

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 18th, 2013 |

Date: 7/18/13 Outlet Full Name: Yahoo! News Author Name: Mike Gross Physicians’ Education Resource (PER), the go-to source for excellence in continuing medical education, will honor Dr. Tony Mok of Chinese University of Hong Kong as the recipient of the 2013 Addario Lectureship Award at the 14th International Lung Cancer Congress®. The Congress, hosted by… Read More

PET improves survival in limited-stage lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 17th, 2013 |

Date: 7/17/13 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Advisor Author Name: Delicia Honen Yard Persons with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) exhibited better disease control and survival when staged with positron emission tomography (PET) than did patients who did not undergo staging with PET. According to a statement from the International Association for the Study of… Read More

RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation alone

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 16th, 2013 |

Date: 7/17/13 Outlet Full Name: UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Scientists at the Universities of North Carolina and Utah have developed a histology expression predictor for the most common types of lung cancer: adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, small cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Knowing what type of lung cancer a patient has is… Read More

Cancer-Linked Genes Collected in Largest-Ever Database

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2013 |

Date: 7/15/13 Outlet Full Name: Bloomberg Author Name: Samuel Adams Scientists at the National Cancer Institute have produced the largest database of cancer-related gene variations, a feat that will aid research efforts in developing medicines that target the disease more precisely. The work generated six billion data points that tie hundreds of existing and experimental… Read More

FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 12th, 2013 |

Date: 7/12/13 Outlet Full Name: Doctors Lounge Author Name: N/A Gilotrif targets a gene mutation that occurs in about 10 percent of cases. FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to treat advanced lung cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gilotrif (afatinib) is approved to treat patients with… Read More