Lung Cancer Early Detection

Ageing population and rising disease burden

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Among men, lung cancer has come to replace oral cancers as the number one cancer prevalent among men, with an incidence rate of 23.3 per one lakh ... World Health Organisation's cancer strategy document notes that while most of the common cancers are amenable for prevention or early detection ...

A surprising bout with lung cancer

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:00
That may the first step to early detection.” Cannion also encouraged people to ask for a low-dose cat scan at their annual physical if they're between 55 and 74. Regular screenings for lung cancer, as there are for other types, would help catch more cancer early. Cannion also suggested people who ...

Acting early to stem cancer spread

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:00
Screening is at the heart of any effort to stem the tide of cancer deaths, as early detection remains the only hope of a cure for a disease that has emerged as ... 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); ...

EXACT Sciences (EXAS) versus Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) Critical Review

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:18
It offers a non-invasive screening test called Cologuard for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer. ... It is developing a blood-based biomarker test to aid in the early detection of lung cancer in individuals with lung nodules discovered through a computerized tomography (CT) or other ...

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 ... “This contributes to late-stage cancer diagnosis because the patients don't know what the early symptoms are, or have regular medical checkups ...

Cancer detection: Liquid biopsy opening new vistas

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:35
The pathology lab can extract tumor DNA from the blood sample monitoring disease progression based on the genetic mutations that are detected. Liquid biopsies are used to detect circulating tumour cells or circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) to screen (non-invasively) for early-stage cancers, detect ...

Personalized Cancer Care with FoundationOne CDx

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:47
One of these “cures” is early detection, something that Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) is eyeballing with their startup called “Grail” which aims to develop a blood ... Hotspot testing in advanced NSCLC focuses on testing for unique, identified gene alterations that have been correlated with an effective targeted ...

Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:37
Liquid biopsies are used to detect circulating tumour cells or circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) to screen (non-invasively) for early-stage cancers, detect residual disease, or monitor response to treatment. Oftentimes, liquid biopsies can help explain why some cancers are resistant to certain therapies and ...

Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:37
... Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is the second-most common cancer worldwide after lung cancer. ... Liquid biopsies are used to detect circulating tumour cells or circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) to screen (non-invasively) for early-stage cancers, ...

Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 00:37
Colorectal cancer encompasses both cancers of the colon and the rectum. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is the second-most common cancer worldwide after lung cancer. In general, most colorectal cancers begin as a ...

New strategy aims to improve cancer care supports for Indigenous people

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:30
Early detection and prevention are key to reducing cancer rates that one study showed are higher for some types of cancer, including colon and ... First Nations people across B.C. and found the most commonly diagnosed cancers for First Nations people are prostate, breast, lung and colon cancers, and ...

Contrasting Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) & EXACT Sciences (EXAS)

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:30
Its initial focus is on the development of neratinib as an oral treatment of patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer. ... It is developing a blood-based biomarker test to aid in the early detection of lung cancer in individuals with lung nodules discovered through a computerized tomography (CT) ...

5 Tips to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:48
Apparently, the more you smoke, the greater your chances of acquiring COPD and lung cancer are. ... To promote early detection and treatment of COPD, know the warning signs of such disease, which includes a recurring cough for more than a month or a difficulty in breathing even without physical ...

Commentary: Lung Cancer Causes 32% of All Cancer Deaths. Why Does It Get 10% of Research ...

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:22
Building on that, we need to recognize some of the most exciting progress and innovation has occurred in the field of lung cancer detection and treatment over the ... as we're seeing a shift from traditional X-rays to low-dose CT scans, which are more successful at diagnosing lung cancer in early stages.

New Research Study Demonstrates Applicability of VisionGate's 3-Dimensional Cell-CT™ Imaging ...

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:26
The LuCED® lung test will be the companion diagnostic for oral iloprost. VisionGate's proprietary LuCED lung test is a non-invasive liquid biopsy diagnostic test in development for detection of early-stage lung cancer, demonstrating exquisite sensitivity and specificity in blinded clinical studies.

TGen and Baylor poised to create early detection test for pancreatic cancer

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:03
Just like breast cancer, if pancreatic cancer is detected early, we can provide better outcomes for patients, and eventually have cures," said Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, ... Still, more than 43,000 Americans will succumb this year to this aggressive disease, a number eclipsed only by lung and colon cancers.

TGen poised to create early detection test for pancreatic cancer

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:56
Just like breast cancer, if pancreatic cancer is detected early, we can provide better outcomes for patients, and eventually have cures,” said Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, ... Still, more than 43,000 Americans will succumb this year to this aggressive disease, a number eclipsed only by lung and colon cancers.

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and TGen Poised to Create Early Detection Test for ...

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:00
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and TGen Poised to Create Early Detection Test for Pancreatic Cancer ... Because it displays no overt symptoms or pain in its early stages, pancreatic cancer often is not diagnosed until it has spread to other organs, especially the liver and the lungs – a point when ...

Lung screenings and mammograms can help save lives

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:45
At SRMC, residents are able to have health screenings done, including lung screenings to detect lung cancer and mammograms to detect breast cancer. Physicians strongly encourage people to have health screenings done, as they can lead to early detection and ultimately save lives. SRMC offers ...

Median Technologies Inks a Research Collaboration Agreement for Lung Cancer Screening ...

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:41
The technology will enable Xingtai People's Hospital health professionals to optimize the detection of pulmonary nodules in screened populations, enabling earliest detection of suspicious lesions in patients. Many medical reports and scientific publications show that early detection of lung cancer greatly ...

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