Lung Cancer Stories
Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day is one of the means that experts most frequently recommend for preventing cancer. A new inhalable dry powder treatment for lung cancer shows a significant increase in survival rates and is far less invasive than current treatment options, which frequently include radiation and surgery. A new research suggests that whites and blacks in the U.S. are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer, as compared to other ethnic groups. Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a receptor that could help in new treatments to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly disease that causes as many deaths as breast cancer. A new study says lung cancer developed in smokers is quite different from that among non-smokers. There could be many DNA changes in tumors of those who havenâ€™t had a puff before. Lung tumors in those who smoke and those who never smoked have different DNA alterations in the tumor genomes, according to results of a pilot study presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010, in Philadelphia. Using a novel, real-time imaging system, scientists have tracked a group of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles from the airspaces of the lungs, into the body and out again, providing a description of the characteristics and behavior of these minute particles which could be used in developing therapeutic agents to treat pulmonary disease, as well as offering a greater understanding of the health effects of air pollution. Death from lung cancers can be reduced by as much as a fifth of the population if there is regular screening by CT scan of current and former heavy smokers, a study said. In a major new study announced today by the National Cancer Institute, researchers including Brown University biostatistian Constantine Gatsonis and his colleagues found that screening for lung cancer using helical CT scanning reduced lung cancer deaths by 20 percent compared to using chest X-rays. Patients report decreased pain and improved breathing following treatment of their hilar tumors with robotic radiosurgery, but researchers say the therapy falls short of improving survival. Creator of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and cholesterol fighter Lipitor, Pfizer has been able to get good results for its lung cancer drug. Lung cancer, among the deadliest form of the disease has a new treatment.