Study examines link between nicotine dependence and likelihood to quit smoking after lung cancer screening
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  May 29, 2018  
  Respiratory Diseases  
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 Study examines link between nicotine dependence and likelihood to quit smoking after lung cancer screeningStudy examines link between nicotine dependence and likelihood to quit smoking after lung cancer screening
 
Tobacco cessation is considered the single most effective primary prevention strategy for reducing the risk of lung cancer death in patients. Having a better understanding of smokers and their characteristics can help to better identify their downstream outcomes, determine predictors of continued smoking and develop a personalized treatment plan
 
   Researchers find new method to treat severe asthmaResearchers find new method to treat severe asthma
 
Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma.
 
   Researchers discover unique mechanism that regulates tumor growth in lung cancerResearchers discover unique mechanism that regulates tumor growth in lung cancer
 
Lung cancer is the third most common type of cancer in Germany and the disease affects both men and women. However, immunotherapies are successful in only 20 percent of cases.
 
 International study finds viable treatment option for people with mild asthma
 
International study finds viable treatment option for people with mild asthmaPeople with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a viable treatment option.
 
 
 New study shows how to personalize lung cancer screening decision for every patient
 
New study shows how to personalize lung cancer screening decision for every patientFor smokers and former smokers, the threat of lung cancer always lurks in the shadows.To flush it out of the darkness, some decide to get their lungs scanned by a CT machine, which can find a tumor early enough to stop it – or set off a false alarm that turns out to be nothing.
 
 
 Study identifies new biomarker for early lung cancer diagnosis
 
Study identifies new biomarker for early lung cancer diagnosisHigh levels of cytoskeleton-associated protein 4 (CKAP4) have been identified in the blood of patients with lung cancer.
 
 
 Immune cells promote lung cancer metastases by forming clots in tumors, study finds
 
Immune cells promote lung cancer metastases by forming clots in tumors, study findsUniversity of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that by helping to form clots within tumors, immune cells that flock to a particular type of lung cancer are actually building a foundation for the tumor to spread within the body.