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New way of treating lung cancer soon


October 11th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which aggressive lung cancers re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.The study, conducted by a team from Monash (Australia), ... Read more...

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Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.According ... Read more...

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Soy ‘ups radiation’s ability to destroy lung cancer cells’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to destroy lung cancer cells."To improve radiotherapy for lung cancer cells, we are studying ... Read more...

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New treatment strategy effective for certain lung cancers


March 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Two chemotherapy drugs now indicated for second and third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer are remarkably effective in treating a certain subset of these patients, ... Read more...

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Synthetic compound may lead to drugs to fight pancreatic, lung cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a chemical compound that may eventually lead to a drug that fights cancers that are dependent on a particular anti-viral enzyme for growth.Researchers at UT ... Read more...

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Diets high in fish oil ‘help maintain weight during chemotherapy’


February 28th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has found that fish oil may help cancer patients-who undergo tremendous weight loss during chemotherapy-regain weight.Researchers suspect that supplementing the diet with fish oil-which contains ... Read more...

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Fish oil fights weight loss from chemotherapy


February 28th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Supplementing diet with fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. The process can cause cancer patients to lose ... Read more...

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Skin rash linked to better outcomes for patients with lung cancer


December 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): A study has indicated that development of a skin rash after treatment with cetuximab is associated with better outcomes for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Patients who developed ... Read more...

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New risk factors for brain metastases in breast cancer patients identified


December 10th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Centre have verified several factors--including high tumour grade, negative progesterone receptor status, and inflammatory breast cancer--that are associated with an increased risk."If we ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against non-small cell lung cancer


December 4th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 04 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells that contributes to their ability to maintain and grow tumors.The previously unknown mechanism was brought forth ... Read more...

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Targeted drug therapy shows promise against deadly form of lung cancer


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists say that a targeted therapy is showing great promise in patients with a deadly form of lung cancer.The multicenter study is testing whether the drug crizotinib ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise against certain lung cancers


October 29th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that more than half of patients with a specific kind of lung cancer are responding positively to a treatment that targets the gene ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist discovers cold virus that kills cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A study lead by a scientist of Indian origin discovered that a common virus, which can cause coughing and mild diarrhoea, has an ability to kill cancer.The scientists ... Read more...

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TTF therapy, chemo combo ‘increase survival for lung cancer patients’


October 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Novocure reported today that patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) achieved a significant increase in survival time when tumour treating fields (TTF) therapy was added to ... Read more...

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Lung cancer culprit could offer therapeutic target


September 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): New research has suggested that a tiny molecule, which spurs the progression of lung cancer, could become a key player in fighting the disease.Scientists have known that the ... Read more...

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Micro-RNA decides malignancy of lung cancer


September 9th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): Micro-RNA is what determines the malignancy of lung cancer, found a new study.Professor Dr. Heike Allgayer, head of a Clinical Cooperation Unit of DKFZ and UMM, is an ... Read more...

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Gene set shows which patients benefit from chemo after surgery


September 8th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic signature that can help doctors determine which patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer are at high risk for developing disease recurrence and ... Read more...

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New drug shows dramatic results in reducing lung cancer tumours


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new drug could be instrumental in shrinking tumours in lung cancer patients, according to a new study.The new drug, crizotinib, under development by Pfizer, showed dramatic results ... Read more...

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Oz boffins report breakthrough in lung cancer treatment


June 16th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 16(ANI): Australian scientists have discovered that targeting a protein involved in cell division could result in reducing deaths from lung cancer.According to the researchers at the University of New ... Read more...

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Compound boosts cancer-killing properties of agent in trials


June 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that adding a second agent may make a new, experimental anti-cancer drug effective against a ... Read more...

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Chemo-Vandetanib combo effective for lung cancer treatment: Study


June 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Oral targeted therapy Vandetanib shows clinical benefit when combined with standard chemotherapy for lung cancer, a new international Phase III trial has shown.The research from The University of ... Read more...

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Don’t count on selenium to prevent lung cancer, suggests study


June 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking the popular mineral supplement selenium doesn't reduce the likelihood of lung cancer recurrence.Lead author Daniel D. Karp, a professor in the ... Read more...

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Shark cartilage does not improve lung cancer survival


May 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, ... Read more...

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Blood test could identify lung cancer patients likely to respond to drug erlotinib


May 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A simple blood test could identify lung cancer patients who will respond positively to the drug erlotinib, reveals a new study.The researchers found that testing for the presence ... Read more...

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Biology of lung cancer in women dramatically different from men


February 10th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study led by Indian-origin scientist at Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) has revealed that the biology of lung cancer in women is dramatically ... Read more...

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Scientists make breakthrough in small-cell lung cancer


January 14th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to predict which patients with small-cell lung cancer may be resistant to first-line chemotherapy.This breakthrough made by Researchers for TGen Clinical Research Services ... Read more...

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Scientists crack cancer genome


December 17th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre claim to have unravelled the entire cancer genome that would help to better understand the disease and develop new therapies.All cancers are ... Read more...

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Drug ‘can shrink lung cancer tumours’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists from the Imperial College of London have found a promising drug for the treatment of an aggressive form of lung cancer.The drug eliminated small cell lung cancer ... Read more...

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Toad venom may offer cancer cure


September 25th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A Chinese medicine made from dried venom secreted by the skin glands of toads has shown promise in slowing down cancer progression in patients, say researchers.Huachansu, the Chinese ... Read more...

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Cetuximab drug with chemo may cut death risk in lung cancer patients


September 22nd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Giving drug cetuximab (Erbitux) along with chemotherapy can significantly reduce death risk in lung cancer patients, researchers have found.The study showed that patients with advanced non-small cell ... Read more...

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Lung cancer patients’ pre-treatment life quality can predict odds of survival


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A lung cancer patient's likelihood of survival can be predicted by looking at his/her quality of life before the treatment, according to a study.Led by Dr. Yingwei ... Read more...

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SRL ties up with US-based Rosetta


August 20th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IBNS) Rosetta Genomics, Ltd., a leading developer of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics in the US, and Super Religare Laboratories Limited (SRL), one of India’s largest diagnostics networks, Thursday announced they ... Read more...

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Two significant advances in treating lung cancer announced


August 9th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): Scientists in America have announced two significant advances in treating lung cancer.Dr. Glen Weiss, from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare, made the announcements ... Read more...

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Unique ’smell print’ in patients’ breath may help improve lung cancer diagnosis


August 3rd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): An expert at the University of Colorado Cancer Center says that analysis of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs)-gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids such as paint-may provide ... Read more...

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Heaviest smokers most likely to die from lung cancer


June 4th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): While it is known that smoking increases risk of lung cancer, a new study has found that heaviest smokers face greatest risk of death from the disease.While studying ... Read more...

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