New population of lung stem cells may be key for regenerating airways after injury
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  April 23, 2018  
  Respiratory Diseases  
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 New population of lung stem cells may be key for regenerating airways after injuryNew population of lung stem cells may be key for regenerating airways after injury
 
The human airway is a system of branching tubes that connects the nose and mouth with the lungs and allows us to inhale air, extract the vital oxygen, and exhale the waste product carbon dioxide.
 
   Study challenges use of whole-brain radiation for small-cell lung cancer patients with brain metastasesStudy challenges use of whole-brain radiation for small-cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases
 
Lung cancer often metastasizes to the brain. Historically, brain metastases have been treated with whole-brain radiation therapy.
 
   Cancer Australia launches new framework to improve outcomes for lung cancer patientsCancer Australia launches new framework to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients
 
In an Australian first, Cancer Australia today launched a Framework to improve the outcomes and experiences of people affected by lung cancer – the leading cause of cancer death in Australia.
 
 Asthma Triggers
 
Asthma TriggersAsthma is a chronic ailment characterized by marked mucosal inflammation and spasm of the bronchial musculature lining the bronchial passages and lungs. This results in difficulty in breathing, cough, excessive mucus secretion, and wheezing sounds during breathing.
 
 
 Study finds lowest decline in lung cancer death rates among women in 2 hot spots
 
Study finds lowest decline in lung cancer death rates among women in 2 hot spotsWhile lung cancer death rates among women in most of the United States have declined substantially in recent years, progress among women in a region covering central Appalachia and southern parts of the Midwest and in northern parts of the Midwest has lagged.
 
 
 Researchers evaluate accuracy of simple blood test to predict lung cancer
 
Researchers evaluate accuracy of simple blood test to predict lung cancerEvery year, health care providers in the United States discover more than 1.6 million lung nodules in patients.
 
 
 UT Southwestern researchers identify 170 potential therapeutic targets for lung cancer
 
UT Southwestern researchers identify 170 potential therapeutic targets for lung cancerAfter testing more than 200,000 chemical compounds, UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center researchers have identified 170 chemicals that are potential candidates for development into drug therapies for lung cancer.