Lung Cancer Statistics

A surprising bout with lung cancer

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:00
“There are more deaths associated with lung cancer than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined,” Cannion said. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and woman. About a quarter of all cancer deaths are from lung ...

The Impact and Future of Entrectinib in ROS1+ NSCLC

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:07
DOEBELE: We now have a potentially very potent CNS-active tyrosine kinase inhibitor for ROS1-positive NSCLC. In this trial, there were 6 patients evaluated thus far with CNS metastasis, and 5 of those had a response demonstrating an objective response rate of about 83%, and that's likely what's ...

Immunotherapy Resistance Remains a Puzzle

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:22
Since these therapies are a relatively new modality in clinical practice, the prevalence of acquired resistance among patients treated with these agents is ... Long-term survival rates for patients with melanoma or non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were treated with anti–PD-1 inhibitors in early ...

Priming Lung Cancer To Respond to Immunotherapy: Findings and Current Research

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:22
Immune checkpoint therapy is “a tremendous step forward, but less than half of patients with lung cancer have benefited to date,” Dr Baylin said. In their study, “the 2-drug epigenetic therapy combination worked exceedingly well in a small percentage of patients with NSCLC — even before they received ...

Frank Magliochetti – Comments on Color Compounds in Foods Lowering Lung Cancer Risk

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:56
It is the second most common type of cancer in non-gender-specific terms and the malignancy with the highest mortality rate. However, scientists have accumulated a large body of evidence indicating that a vast majority of cancers are potentially preventable as they can be linked to identifiable factors.

Frank Magliochetti - Comments on Color Compounds in Foods Lowering Lung Cancer Risk

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:56
LAWRENCE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 14, 2017 / Lung cancer was long considered a smoker's disease, which is one of the reasons for the persistent stigmatization of this condition despite extensive research demonstrating that it does not discriminate, affecting both smokers and non-smokers, ...

Acting early to stem cancer spread

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:00
The spread, called metastasis, has been implicated in cancer deaths due to the difficulty in controlling it. Among the commonest kinds of cancer and their fatality rate based on 2015 figures are lung cancer (1.6 million deaths); liver (788,000 deaths); colorectal (774,000 deaths); stomach (754,000 deaths) ...

Cancer-causing radon gas found in 1 in 8 homes

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:11
I know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and that it causes up to 4,000 new lung cancer cases per year in Canada ... radon gas and lung cancer was made in the 1970s, after Canadian uranium miners in Elliot Lake were found to have unusually high lung cancer rates.

A cough that won't quit—is it lung cancer?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:52
Sometimes lung cancer does not cause any symptoms and is found incidentally during a routine x-ray or CAT scan. "If a person with lung cancer does have symptoms, those symptoms will depend on the location of the tumor in their lung," says Dr.. Andoh-Duku. "Most cases of lung cancer that manifest ...

A Cough That Won't Quit: Is It Lung Cancer?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:52
Sometimes lung cancer does not cause any symptoms and is found incidentally during a routine x-ray or CAT scan. “If a person with lung cancer does have symptoms, those symptoms will depend on the location of the tumor in their lung,” says Dr. Andoh-Duku.” “Most cases of lung cancer that manifest ...

Tocotrienol-rich mixture inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis via down-regulation of the ...

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:45
Abstract: Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with a 5-year survival rate of 5% at stage IIIB, accounts for 80%–85% of all lung cancers. Aberrant Notch-1 expressions have been reported in lung cancer patients and could potentially be a ...

Have you tested your home for cancer-causing radon gas?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:37
I know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and that it causes up to 4,000 new lung cancer cases per year in Canada, more than 300 of them in Alberta. That same winter of 2013, I challenged several dozen of my colleagues — cancer researchers and physicians — to ...

One in eight homes have cancer-causing radon gas - and NEWER ones are more likely to have the ...

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:15
The first major connection between radon gas and lung cancer was made in the 1970s, after Canadian uranium miners in Elliot Lake were found to have unusually high lung cancer rates. It is now known that long-term exposure to radon gas causes severe damage to our DNA, leading to genetic ...

Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:00
Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent Stage IV Lung Cancer ... I. To evaluate the objective response rate (confirmed and unconfirmed, complete and partial) by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 among patients treated with durvalumab (MEDI4736) ...

Aggressive Surgery Increases Lung Cancer Patients' Long-term Survival, Study Shows

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:26
A lung surgery called lobectomy increases early lung cancer patients' long-term survival better than less aggressive surgical approaches or radiation, ... Another important finding was that the long-term risk of radiation group members dying of cancer was 45 percent higher than the lobectomy group's.

Global Lung Cancer Diagnostic Tests Market 2017 – DiagnoCureInc.(Inactive ...

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:07
This report studies Lung Cancer Diagnostic Tests in Global market, with production, revenue (million USD), consumption,, market share, growth rate, import and export in the worldwide Market, from 2012 to 2017, and forecast to 2022. Lung Cancer Diagnostic Tests Market report provides key statistics on ...

British Partnership Starts Trial with DNA Cancer Vaccine in Lung Cancer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:41
This antigen is present in a wide range of solid tumors, which makes SCIB2 a potential treatment for multiple types of cancer including NSCLC, neuroblastoma, melanoma, sarcoma, oesophageal, ovarian, bladder ... The success rate of this model is not different from that of a pharmaceutical company.

Patient in the picture: Leveling up the battle vs. cancer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:11
The cancers with the highest incidence rates in the region, according to The EIU, are lung cancer (29 cases per 100,000 people), gastric cancer (22 cases per 100,000 people), liver cancer (21 cases per 100,000 people), colon cancer (21 cases per 100,000 people) and breast cancer (17 cases per ...

Indonesia's asbestos 'time bomb'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:11
He was awarded 57 million rupiah ($4,200) by the government this year, and he may not be the last: a local NGO is pushing for compensation in 15 similar cases. Asbestos fibres that lodge in the lungs can cause diseases including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis, according to the World ...

Nearly 40% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable With Lifestyle Changes, Says Study

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:33
We know that certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, but a new study puts into perspective just how many cancer-related deaths could be stopped by exercising ... The data also showed the most preventable types of cancer: lung, bowel, cutaneous (skin) melanoma, liver, and stomach.

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