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Novel Precision Cancer Model Opens Doors for Cancer Therapies

An extremely powerful and versatile mouse model of cancer, developed by the researchers from the Seve Ballesteros Foundation-CNIO Brain Tumour Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), will improve cancer research and accelerate pre-clinical testing of novel targeted therapies, a new study published in Nature Communications reports.

Lung Stem Cells Help Repair Airways After Severe Injury

Researchers from the University of Iowa have identified a new population of lung stem cell that repairs the organ's gas exchange compartment following severe injury. The cells, known as glandular myoepithelial cells (MECs), were found to be surprisingly flexible. The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, shows that MECs can self-renew and differentiate into seven distinct cell types in the airway, making them the most plastic lung stem cell.

New Insights Of Memory Loss After Surgery

Some patients with POCD experience memory problems; others have difficulty multitasking, learning new things, following multistep procedures or setting priorities. Unlike delirium, an acute, sudden-onset disorder that affects consciousness and attention  POCD can involve subtle, difficult-to-recognize symptoms that develop days to weeks after surgery. Most of the time, POCD is transient and patients get better in several months. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Better QOL and Cancer Patients' Satisfaction With a Coordinating Nurse

Investing in the continuity of care for lung cancer patients can bring tremendous benefits in terms of patient satisfaction and quality of life. In Quebec, Canada, this investment has taken the form of a dedicated role on the medical team: The Pivot Nurse in Oncology (PNO). A study presented at ELCC 2018 (European Lung Cancer Congress) in Geneva has produced new evidence of the different ways in which this service improves patients' lives during treatment.