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Lung Cancer

Lung Ablation Use May To Combat Cancer

2008-10-07 10:22
Lung Ablation Use May To Combat Cancer

Five years ago Vera Morrison of Madison Heights was diagnosed with lung cancer- the No. 1 cause of death among men and women in the United States. After radiation treatments failed, her future didn't look so bright.

But then she was given the option to try a new treatment called lung ablation by Beaumont interventional radiologist Michael Savin, M.D. She agreed to treatment with radiofrequency ablation, or RFA. Since her RFA in May 2006, her cancer has been in remission.

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Genentech-Avastin Combination No Better Lung Cancer Treatment

2008-10-06 21:54

A clinical trial looking at combination of two popular lung cancer drugs Tarceva and Avastin showed that the drugs given together for lung cancer treatment do not increase survival rates.

Tarceva is marketed by Genentech and Avastin by Roche. Both drugs are already widely available in US and Europe as lung cancer treatment. Both drugs belong to a series of drugs under targeted therapies – innovative drugs that are also called ‘smart bombs’ because they are able to differ cancerous cells from healthy ones and kill those affected by the disease.

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Can Biomarkers Help Guide Treatment For Lung Cancer?

2008-10-03 02:26

Today a large, national clinical trial for non-small cell lung cancer was launched to validate whether a biomarker can predict clinical benefit in the treatment of this disease. Biomarkers, which are molecules found in the body that can signal an abnormal process or disease, would identify a target, known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). This receptor can be increased in some lung cancers due to the presence of extra copies of its coding gene.

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Lung Cancer In Non-Smokers Is 6th Biggest Cancer Killer

2008-09-30 00:20

While lung cancer in smokers and former smokers is the biggest cancer killer by far, lung cancer in people who have never smoked is - by itself - the sixth biggest cancer killer in the United States.

“Most people are not aware that lung cancer among non-smokers has such an enormous impact,” said Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President & CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose today. The heavy burden of lung cancer in non-smokers contradicts the common belief that lung cancer is a disease that strikes only smokers.

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Lung Cancer Alliance On the Death of Paul Newman

2008-09-30 00:04

All of us at Lung Cancer Alliance, our Board, our advocates and the patients, families and caregivers we represent, extend our deepest sympathy to the wife and family of Paul Newman.

Mr. Newman was an icon of the American stage and film, loved by audiences around the world. He and his devoted and equally talented wife, Joanne Woodward, changed the lives of people in the United States and around the world through their many philanthropic projects.

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What Kind Of Cancer Did Paul Newman Have

2008-09-27 13:39
Kind of lung cancer Paul Newman Had

Movie star and a good man Paul Newman died today of cancer at age 83. Many people and funs have been asking what kind of cancer did Paul Newman have. It was lung cancer.

Paul Newman had been battling lung cancer since June 2008. He pulled out of directing a stage production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in Connecticut because of unspecified health problems. His lung cancer put the disease in spotlight.

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Blacks With Breathing Conditions Have Higher Lung Cancer Risk

2008-09-10 12:08

Blacks with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- including chronic bronchitis and some types of serious chronic asthma -- have a risk for developing lung cancer about twice as high as that of whites with the condition, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, Reuters reports.

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Knowing lung cancer risk models for specific populations improves prediction

2008-09-07 10:32

M. D. Anderson-led team develops first-ever lung cancer population model for African-Americans, expands previous model.

Lung cancer risk prediction models are enhanced by taking into account risk factors by race and by measuring DNA repair capacity, according to research teams led by epidemiologists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in two complementary papers appearing in the September issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

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