lung cancers

UK wants to offer new cancer drugs before clearances


December 5th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of cancer patients in Britain who have exhausted every option would be offered a "last chance" by trying drugs a year before doctors are ... Read more...

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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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Cheap diabetes drug could help fight breast cancer


April 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A low cost diabetes drug could benefit breast cancer sufferers. Anthony Howell, director of the breakthrough breast cancer research unit at the University of Manchester, said: ... Read more...

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Genetic change helps lung tumors spread to other parts of the body


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumors more likely to spread to other parts of the body.The findings offers new insight into how lung cancers ... Read more...

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Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or ... 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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Life work culminates in testing of cancer therapy in humans


March 24th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Queensland, Mar 24 (ANI): A cancer-fighting antibody, originally identified by a researcher from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, is being used to treat humans in a phase 1 clinical trial.The ... 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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Blood protein in lung cancer may help improve diagnosis, treatment


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein in the blood of lung cancer patients that could be used in a test for the disease, which is difficult to diagnose in ... Read more...

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‘Anti-growth’ hormone could reverse signs of aging


December 24th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a compound that acts opposite to a growth hormone could reverse the process of aging.Saint Louis University researcher John E. Morley and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Wealthy people more likely to be get certain cancers


December 19th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): People living in wealthy suburbs are more likely to get certain types of cancer than those living in poorer zones, according to a report by Australian Institute of ... Read more...

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Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified


December 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).RFA, ... Read more...

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Restoring gene may slow spread of advanced lung tumours


November 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cancer biologists have revealed that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 could slow the spread of advanced lung tumours, but doesn't help early-stage cancers.The findings by experts ... 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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Oral sex putting men at risk for throat cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): HPV or the human papilloma virus has been associated with cervical cancer in women but a new study says that the virus may be contributing to an increasing ... Read more...

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Biomarker may hold key to early diagnosis of lung cancer


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Early-stage lung cancer diagnosis may now be possible- as scientists have suggested that a biomarker may be used to develop a potential screening test.A collaboration between physicians and ... 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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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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Why lung cancer rates are increasing in non-smoking women


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have found why lung cancer rates are increasing in women, particularly in non-smoking women.Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, led by Dr. Margie Clapper, worked in a ... Read more...

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Novel technology helps in prostate cancer treatment


May 13th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Queen's University scientists have created a new way of performing lab tests that could improve the way doctors manage prostate cancer treatment.It will allow them to identify ... 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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Potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer identified


February 24th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): PKC-iota (PKCi), an oncogene important in colon and lung cancers, is over-produced in pancreatic cancer and is linked to poor patient survival, a research team has found.The team ... Read more...

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Marine sponges may help fight cancer


February 19th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): The natural compound sceptrin, which is found in marine sponges, reduces cancer cell motility (movement) and has very low toxicity, researchers have found.Investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... 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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Body fluid odours may help detect lung cancer in early stages


January 27th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study by American researchers has shown that changes in body fluid odours can be used to identify presence of lung cancer tumours.The research by scientists at ... Read more...

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Novel test may speed up war against cancer


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): Australian scientists have successfully developed the first test in the world for a technique by which cancer cells make themselves immortal.The advance, made by researchers at the Children's ... Read more...

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Turning off oncogene may inhibit lung cancer stem cells’ growth


September 9th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): A lung cancer oncogene, called PKCiota, is necessary for the proliferation of lung cancer stem cells, and turning it off could act as a key for the treatment ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel genes linked to lung cancer in smokers


August 21st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): British researchers claim to have unravelled the genetics underlying a smoker's risk of developing lung cancer.Study leader Professor Richard Houlston has identified three areas of DNA that are ... Read more...

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New targeted therapy delivers chemo directly to ovarian cancer cells


July 30th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Using a protein, called EphA2, researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have successfully delivered chemotherapy in a highly selective manner in preclinical models ... Read more...

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Surgery could be an option for advanced lung cancer patients


July 27th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Surgery after standard chemotherapy and radiation can be an option for patients with a certain type of advanced lung cancer.Oncologists have recently been debating if surgery would benefit ... 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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Gene in breast cancer pathway identified


May 13th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have unravelled a mechanism responsible for turning on and off a gene crucial to ... Read more...

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Personalized treatment for early lung cancer on the anvil


May 4th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Personalised treatments following surgery are now being offered for patients with early stages of lung cancer, experts at an international conference said.The experts reckoned that cancer vaccines and ... Read more...

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Novel method to identify early-stage lung cancer


April 24th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): By using a computer-aided detection (CAD) method, radiologists could identify cancerous lung nodules at an early stage, a new study has claimed.Performed at the University of Maryland Medical ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer found


April 19th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A research team led by Indian origin scientist has identified a potential target for pancreatic cancer, one of the most fatal cancers.Akhilesh Pandey, a Johns Hopkins University pathologist ... Read more...

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