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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).
EnGeneIC begins Phase 1 Tailored-EDV trial for advanced solid tumor

EnGeneIC begins Phase 1 Tailored-EDV trial for advanced solid tumor

EnGeneIC Ltd., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on developing its proprietary EDV™ nanocell platform for the targeted delivery of cancer therapeutics, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 1 Tailored-EDV trial. The trial is being conducted at the Northern Cancer Institute in Sydney, Australia. [More]
UC Davis researchers set out to identify biomarkers for early diagnosis of lung cancer

UC Davis researchers set out to identify biomarkers for early diagnosis of lung cancer

Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. Patients are often diagnosed only when their disease is already at an advanced stage and hard to treat. Researchers at the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis are trying to change that, by identifying biomarkers that could be the basis of early tests for lung cancer. [More]
Benitec prices initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares

Benitec prices initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares

Benitec Biopharma Limited, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the pricing of its U.S. initial public offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs), representing 30,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares of Benitec and warrants to purchase 500,000 ADSs, representing 10,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares, at a price of US$9.21 per ADS and US$0.01 per warrant. [More]
DelMar obtains additional funding to support ongoing research project with lead product candidate VAL-083

DelMar obtains additional funding to support ongoing research project with lead product candidate VAL-083

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications, today announced an increase in funding of up to CDN$287,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to support an ongoing research project. [More]
Researchers develop new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer

Researchers develop new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer

Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer. [More]
IASLC announces winners of Advocacy Travel Awards

IASLC announces winners of Advocacy Travel Awards

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer announced today the recipients of the Advocacy Travel Awards. Five winners will receive funding to attend the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Sept. 6-9, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. [More]
Sorrento, TNK Therapeutics to exclusively license NanoVelcro CTC assay from CytoLumina and FetoLumina

Sorrento, TNK Therapeutics to exclusively license NanoVelcro CTC assay from CytoLumina and FetoLumina

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it as well as its wholly-owned subsidiary TNK Therapeutics, Inc. have entered into a binding term sheet to exclusively license the NanoVelcro Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) profiling assay technology from CytoLumina Technologies Corp. and FetoLumina Technologies Corp., two privately-held sister biotechnology companies in Los Angeles, California. [More]
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University participate in NCI MATCH Trial

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University participate in NCI MATCH Trial

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of the lead academic centers participating in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) Trial in the United States, set to begin in the next few weeks. [More]
WPI awarded NIH grant to explore ways to turn genetic tables against cancer

WPI awarded NIH grant to explore ways to turn genetic tables against cancer

Taking aim at the fundamental biology of cancer cells, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $747,000 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute for a three-year research project to explore the molecular mechanisms associated with the genetic mutations and chromosome instability observed in all cancer cells. [More]
Cancer survival in England remains lower compared to other countries with similar healthcare systems

Cancer survival in England remains lower compared to other countries with similar healthcare systems

Cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems, according to a new Cancer Research UK funded study published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday). [More]
CRI commits $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate development of cancer immunotherapies

CRI commits $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate development of cancer immunotherapies

The Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fueling the discovery and development of immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced that it has committed more than $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate cancer immunology research and cancer immunotherapy clinical development in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. [More]
Oasmia announces topline results from head-to-head comparison study of Paclical and Abraxane

Oasmia announces topline results from head-to-head comparison study of Paclical and Abraxane

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB, developer of a new generation of drugs within human and veterinary oncology, announced today the topline findings from a head-to-head comparison study of its lead human cancer product candidate Paclical and Celgene's Abraxane, which show similar pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles of the two products. The study was conducted in women with metastatic breast cancer. [More]
Array Biopharma reports strong fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results

Array Biopharma reports strong fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results

Array BioPharma Inc. today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of its fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. [More]
Eisai, Halozyme partner to evaluate eribulin and PEGPH20 in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer

Eisai, Halozyme partner to evaluate eribulin and PEGPH20 in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer

Eisai Inc. announced today that its parent company Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President and CEO: Haruo Naito) and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Headquarters: San Diego, California, President and CEO: Dr. Helen Torley) have signed a clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate Eisai's agent eribulin mesylate (brand name: Halaven, "eribulin") in combination with Halozyme's investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated recombinant human hyaluronidase) in first line HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. [More]
Roche submits cobas EGFR v2 test PMA to FDA as companion diagnostic test for AZD9291

Roche submits cobas EGFR v2 test PMA to FDA as companion diagnostic test for AZD9291

Roche today announced it has submitted the cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2 for Premarket Approval (PMA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as a companion diagnostic test for AZD9291, an AstraZeneca investigational therapy for non-small cell lung cancer patients with an acquired resistant mutation. [More]
Intraoperative fluorescent imaging detects lung adenocarcinoma during pulmonary resection

Intraoperative fluorescent imaging detects lung adenocarcinoma during pulmonary resection

More than 80,000 people undergo resection of a pulmonary tumor each year, and currently the only method to determine if the tumor is malignant is histologic analysis. A new study reports that a targeted molecular contrast agent can be used successfully to cause lung adenocarcinomas to fluoresce during pulmonary surgery. [More]
Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer wait too long to receive treatment, skip vital diagnostic steps

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer wait too long to receive treatment, skip vital diagnostic steps

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment, according to an article in the August 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. [More]
New study reports creation of genetic porcine model of cancer

New study reports creation of genetic porcine model of cancer

With many types of cancers, early detection offers the best hope for survival. However, research into new early-detection screenings, as well as possible interventional radiology and surgical treatments, has been hindered by the lack of a large animal model that would accurately reflect the types of cancers seen in human cells. [More]
PDL BioPharma signs revenue interest assignment agreement with ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

PDL BioPharma signs revenue interest assignment agreement with ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

PDL BioPharma, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a revenue interest assignment agreement (the "Agreement") in which it has agreed to provide ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with up to $200 million in revenue interest financing in exchange for royalties on the net revenues of Iclusig (ponatinib). [More]
New tool combines drugs to target kinase dependency in cancer

New tool combines drugs to target kinase dependency in cancer

Targeted therapies attack a cancer's genetic sensitivities. However, it can be difficult to discover the genetics driving a patient's cancer, and the effects of drugs designed to target a genetic abnormality often go beyond their intended target alone. The result is threefold: sometimes a drug is prescribed to treat a target that proves to be irrelevant to the disease, sometimes an existing drug could be used to treat a cancer for which there is no approved targeted therapy, and sometimes a combination of targeted treatments could be used to simultaneously silence more than one genetic cause of a patient's cancer. [More]
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