Displaying archives for 2014 February:

The years lost to cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 17th, 2014 |

While some cancers may claim fewer lives than others, they might cause a greater loss of potential years of life. Less common but more potent cancers that tend to be diagnosed earlier in life may have a greater impact on the population than would a more common but less virulent cancer occurring later in life…. Read More

Lexington’s Beards for Buds Aims to Raise Cancer Awareness, Money for Research

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 16th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lexington’s Beards for Buds Aims to Raise Cancer Awareness, Money for Research Date: 2/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Kentucky Author: Valarie Honeycutt Spears http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/16/3092729/wearing-their-support-on-their.html In 2012, to raise awareness about men’s cancers, Jud Davis started a beard-growing contest between the church he attended, Woodford County’s Pisgah Presbyterian, and Lexington’s Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. Davis… Read More

Fighting Cancer, Fighting for My Terminally Ill Mom, In a Broken Healthcare System

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 13th, 2014 |

Date: 2/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Fox News Author: John Oberg http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/02/13/fighting-cancer-fighing-for-my-terminally-ill-mom-in-broken-health-care-system/ At the age of 26, it’s hard to come to terms with the reality that my mom is dying. But facing Stage IV lung cancer, doctors say we probably have no more than a few months left together. Each day I go through the… Read More

See Fox59 Morning Team Race Against Firefighters for the Fight for Air Club

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 13th, 2014 |

Date: 2/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Fox 59 Indianapolis Author: Vanessa McClure http://fox59.com/2014/02/13/watch-the-fox59-morning-team-race-against-firefighters-to-practice-for-the-fight-for-air-climb/#axzz2tEFLdsx7 Join FOX59 in the fight against lung disease! We’re taking our mission to a whole new level, climbing to the top of Chase Tower for the American Lung Association in Indiana’s Fight for Air Climb. On Saturday, March 8, hundreds of people from… Read More

StemGenex Announces Newest Stem Cell Treatment for COPD Patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 11th, 2014 |

Date: 2/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Sacramento Bee Author: No author http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/11/6147043/stemgenex-announces-newest-stem.html LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — StemGenex®, the leading resource for adult adipose stem cell therapy in the US aimed at improving the lives of patients dealing with degenerative diseases, today announced the newest therapy to assist patients diagnosed with COPD…. Read More

The Real Faces of Lung Cancer: One Woman’s Journey to Survival

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 11th, 2014 |

Date: 2/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Harold Wimmer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harold-wimmer-/the-real-faces-of-lung-ca_b_4762824.html In November, during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, I shared the American Lung Association’s commitment to extending the lung cancer conversation beyond one month to a yearlong dialogue on lung cancer issues. We are working to address the need for increased research funding – and… Read More

‘Organ Care System,’ Medical Device, Allows Lungs to Breathe Outside Body Before Transplant

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 11th, 2014 |

Date: 2/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Daily Author: Lecia Bushak http://www.medicaldaily.com/organ-care-system-medical-device-allows-lungs-breathe-outside-body-transplant-269099 Imagine a lung that continues breathing outside of the body before being transplanted. The medical device company known as TransMedics has developed an experimental machine called the Organ Care System, which allows doctors to keep lungs “breathing” while they are on their way from… Read More

“Piers Morgan Live, Rewind”: Leonard Nimoy on COPD

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 11th, 2014 |

Date: 2/11/14 Outlet Full Name: CNN Author: No author http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/11/piers-morgan-live-rewind-leonard-nimoy-on-copd-and-the-authors-of-hrc-on-the-role-bill-clinton-might-play-in-hillarys-campaign/ Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it’s not always possible to get your entire “Piers Morgan Live” fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love –… Read More

Two Oncogenes Work Together to Sustain Population of Cells in Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 10th, 2014 |

Date: 2/10/14 Outlet Full Name: News Medical Author: No author http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140210/Two-oncogenes-work-together-to-sustain-population-of-cells-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma.aspx Patients with a common form of lung cancer — lung squamous cell carcinoma — have very few treatment options. That situation may soon change. A team of cancer biologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida is reporting in the Feb. 10 issue of Cancer Cell… Read More

Breath Test May Detect Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 9th, 2014 |

Date: 2/9/14 Outlet Full Name: USA Today Author: Laura Ungar http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/09/breath-test-may-detect-lung-cancer/5344023/ LOUISVILLE — Lung cancer can be a silent killer, often showing no symptoms until it’s too late. But University of Louisville scientists have discovered a simple test that may someday help diagnose the deadly disease earlier — by analyzing exhaled breath. The researchers made… Read More