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 Lung cancer may soon be picked up by a blood testLung cancer may soon be picked up by a blood test
 
A new study presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 shows that a sophisticated blood test to pick up circulating tumor DNA could soon help avoid having to take a tissue biopsy in some patients with lung cancer. A tissue biopsy is typically required to decide on appropriate treatment. Instead, the findings of the BFAST trial focused on the usefulness of ‘liquid biopsy’ in this situation.
 
   Vaping nicotine linked to lung cancerVaping nicotine linked to lung cancer
 
Using e-cigarettes or vaping has become immensely popular over the last decade, especially among teens. However, over the past few months, health experts warned the public against e-cigarette use due to the emergence of severe lung disease cases.
 
   Woman’s velvety tripe palms turn out to be a sign of lung cancerWoman’s velvety tripe palms turn out to be a sign of lung cancer
 
A 73-year-old woman presented with pruritic, itchy, and painful lesions on her hand, showing an appearance consisted of tripe palms. It was later revealed by doctors that her velvety palms turned out to be a rare sign of lung cancer.
 
 Autoantibody test followed by CT imaging may reduce lung cancer mortality, study shows
 
Autoantibody test followed by CT imaging may reduce lung cancer mortality, study showsA combination of the EarlyCDT-Lung Test followed by CT imaging in Scottish patients at risk for lung cancer resulted in a significant decrease in late stage diagnosis of lung cancer and may decrease lung cancer specific mortality.
 
 
 Higher levels of genetic mutations linked to improved outcomes in lung cancer patients
 
Higher levels of genetic mutations linked to improved outcomes in lung cancer patientsAccording to new findings by Yale Cancer Center scientists, higher levels of genetic mutations in a tumor biopsy are linked to improved clinical outcomes in patients using pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
 
 
 New ESC guidelines for diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism published
 
New ESC guidelines for diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism publishedThe European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. They were developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society.
 
 
 Inhaled nanoparticles can help treat lung cancer
 
Inhaled nanoparticles can help treat lung cancerScientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.