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Lung cancer is the world's most common cancer and kills more people than any other cancer. In 2008, approximately 1.52 million new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed worldwide, with 1.31 million people dying from the disease.(14) In the United States, an estimated 161,840 deaths, accounting for 29 percent of all cancer deaths, occurred in 2008, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Amgen and Allergan plc. today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 215, a biosimilar candidate to Avastin (bevacizumab). [More]
Many people wrongly believe that sepsis is less deadly than breast cancer, research reveals

Many people wrongly believe that sepsis is less deadly than breast cancer, research reveals

Most people do not know how deadly sepsis is, with four out offive wrongly believingthe condition is less deadly than breast cancer, according to the latest research. [More]
Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

The American Cancer Society has reported that lung cancer, which kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, is expected result in an estimated 158,080 deaths in 2016. [More]
Researchers apply deep learning to modernize cancer surveillance

Researchers apply deep learning to modernize cancer surveillance

Despite steady progress in detection and treatment in recent decades, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States, cutting short the lives of approximately 500,000 people each year. [More]
U-M researchers successfully transplant lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice

U-M researchers successfully transplant lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice

Researchers at the University of Michigan have transplanted lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice where the structures were able to survive, grow and mature. [More]
Scientists identify new way to block action of genetic mutations found in most cancers

Scientists identify new way to block action of genetic mutations found in most cancers

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a new way to block the action of genetic mutations found in nearly 30 percent of all cancers. [More]
Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumour, and pressure in the brain, give insight into length of survival and treatment options for brain tumour patients over the age of 70, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Group of circulating tumour cells in the blood linked to prostate cancer spread

Group of circulating tumour cells in the blood linked to prostate cancer spread

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

A paper published today in Science shows that smoking tobacco causes added mutations in the DNA of lung cells and in the DNA of other cells in the body. This is the first study to show the process by which smoking causes these cancers. [More]
Problems with nuclear membrane play role in leukemia, heart disease and aging disorders

Problems with nuclear membrane play role in leukemia, heart disease and aging disorders

We put things into a container to keep them organized and safe. In cells, the nucleus has a similar role: keeping DNA protected and intact within an enveloping membrane. [More]
Fred Hutchinson opens first-of-its-kind clinic to provide new immunotherapies for cancer patients

Fred Hutchinson opens first-of-its-kind clinic to provide new immunotherapies for cancer patients

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center today announced the official opening of a first-of-its-kind clinic dedicated to providing innovative immunotherapies for cancer patients in clinical trials. [More]
Researchers develop new personalized assessment tool to predict lung cancer risk in never smokers

Researchers develop new personalized assessment tool to predict lung cancer risk in never smokers

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new personalized assessment tool that could better predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers using a large Taiwanese prospective cohort study. [More]
Carotenoid pigment compound reduces invasiveness of tumors in mouse models of lung cancer

Carotenoid pigment compound reduces invasiveness of tumors in mouse models of lung cancer

Beta-cryptoxanthin (BCX), a carotenoid pigment compound found primarily in plants, reduces the number and invasiveness of tumors in mouse and cell models of lung cancer, report scientists from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. [More]
Bedfont Scientific recommends people to quit smoking with Smokerlyzer

Bedfont Scientific recommends people to quit smoking with Smokerlyzer

Lung Cancer Awareness month approaches again in November 2016, in the hope to make people aware of the facts and figures that can save people’s lives. Bedfont Scientific, based in Harrietsham, Kent, manufacturer of the Smokerlyzer, a breath carbon monoxide (CO) monitor used to help people quit smoking, is encouraging people to quit the habit which contributes to 86% of lung cancer deaths in men and 72% in women, according to latest ASH statistics. [More]
Researchers find link between estrogen levels in lung tissue and SMLA in postmenopausal women

Researchers find link between estrogen levels in lung tissue and SMLA in postmenopausal women

Thanks to advances in medical imaging, the detection rate for synchronous multiple lung adenocarcinoma (SMLA) has been on the rise. Cases of SMLA in Japanese women have been on the rise despite having a national smoking rate of less than 10% in recent years. [More]
Immunotherapy drug approved by FDA as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer

Immunotherapy drug approved by FDA as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer

Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug that was extensively evaluated by UCLA cancer researcher Dr. Edward Garon, has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). [More]
Identification of new lung cancer subtypes could lead to personalized immunotherapies

Identification of new lung cancer subtypes could lead to personalized immunotherapies

Personalized therapies can potentially improve the outcomes of patients with lung cancer, but how to best design such an approach is not always clear. [More]
Sanford opens new immunotherapy study on colorectal cancer

Sanford opens new immunotherapy study on colorectal cancer

Sanford Health has opened another clinical trial exploring the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer. [More]
Rearrangement of collagen linked to poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

Rearrangement of collagen linked to poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

A study in the current journal Oncotarget provides the first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer. [More]
RAC1 protein plays crucial role in proper development of mammalian lung

RAC1 protein plays crucial role in proper development of mammalian lung

A study by researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles reveals a promising therapeutic target for improving lung function in infants. [More]
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