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Lung Cancer Patients Radiation Treatments Are Halted By Hurricanes

Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests. Cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy particularly vulnerable in disasters because they need reliable electricity for daily treatments, researchers note in JAMA. Previous research has linked…

Lung Cancer Can Benefit From Standard Treatment

Lung Cancer Can Benefit From Standard Treatment

Lung Cancer; By examining both blood samples and tumor tissues from patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and can accurately identify lung cancer stage. Their proof-of-concept test accurately predicted whether the blood samples they examined came from…

Drugs For Breast And Lung Cancer

Drugs For Breast And Lung Cancer Be Used To Overcome Resistance

Targeted drugs for breast and lung cancer could be used together to overcome resistance to treatment in several different tumour types, a new study shows. Scientists discovered that when the breast cancer drug palbociclib was combine with the lung cancer drug crizotinib; so the two-drug combination was significantly more effective against cancer cells in the…

Immunotherapy can bring make a difference

Immunotherapy Can Benefit Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients

Treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab after they’ve completed locally ablative therapy meaning all known sites of their cancer were either treated with surgery, radiation, or other definitive treatments almost triple the median progression-free survival (PFS) compare to the historical average. The site of metastasis Metastatic cancers are…

Amino Acid Facilitates Drug Resistance In Lung Cancer

Amino Acid Facilitates Drug Resistance In Lung Cancer

Despite the remarkable success of molecular targeted therapy in recent years, the rapid increase of drug resistance is a major obstacle to effective treatment of lung cancer. How do lung cancer cells adapt to targeted therapy? What is the molecular basis of such adaptive behavior? Can this adaptive response be memorized by cancer cells? If so, is…

Respiratory Decline In Patients Aged 10 To 18 Years

Respiratory Decline; Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs in boys and is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness leading to a decline in respiratory function. Strategies to arrest this severe progressive deterioration are needed to extend lives and improve quality of life. Results of three clinical trials using eteplirsen, an exon-skipping antisense oligonucleotide, show promising results,…

Lung Cancer Drug Receives Approval For Untreated Adults

Lung Cancer Drug Receives Approval For Untreated Adults

Lung Cancer; In this study targeted drug has accept for routine use on the NHS in England for some adults with untreated, advanced lung cancer. But another precision drug, for the same group of patients; which has been rejected due to questions over its cost-effectiveness. The two drugs dacomitinib (Vizimpro) and osimertinib (Tagrisso) were each…

Women With Lung Cancer

Women With Lung Cancer Have Higher Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Women With Lung Cancer; In this study patients with transitional-cell carcinoma of the bladder (TCC) are at elevated risk of lung cancer, according to a retrospective study of U.S. data by Israeli researchers. “Smoking is a risk factor for both TCC and lung cancer. This is the first study to show that patients with superficial…

Role Of Nasal Ecosystem On Pneumococcal Acquisition

Role Of Nasal Ecosystem On Pneumococcal Acquisition

Role of nasal ecosystem; Respiratory tract infections (RTIs), such as pneumonia, are a major global health problem, accounting for ~15% of childhood mortality. These infections are caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae that commonly reside in the healthy upper respiratory tract, where they are embedded in a complex microbial ecosystem, refer to as the microbiome.…

Respiratory Conditions, With The Exception Of Pneumonia

Respiratory Conditions With The Exception Of Pneumonia

Respiratory Conditions; In this study the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommend that use of bacterial lysate medicines; which are authorize for the treatment of respiratory conditions, be restrict to the prevention of recurrent respiratory infections, with the exception of pneumonia. Bacterial lysate medicines should…

Respiratory Symptom Predict Life Expectancy In Older Adults

Respiratory Symptom Predict Life Expectancy In Older Adults

Respiratory Symptom; New research published in Respirology suggests that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. Also, such predictions differ by smoking status. In the study of 2087 older Australians with 22 years of follow-up, shortness of breath predicted a shorter life expectancy irrespective of smoking status. Cough in former smokers…

Asthma Condition

Asthma Condition that Narrows The Airways In Lungs

Asthma Condition; The medical costs of uncontrolled asthma, combined with productivity losses due to sick days, could cost the U.S. economy more than $963 billion over the next 20 years, finds a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia. In addition, Americans with uncontrolled asthma could lose more than 15 million years…