Cedar Hills honors lung cancer survivor
CEDAR HILLS – “A Cedar Hills resident who is terminally ill with stage IV lung cancer received honors as a community champion from her city last week.”
Groups raising radon awareness
OR – “West Salem parents anxiously awaiting the release of a report on a possible environmental cause for a string of childhood cancer cases there wonder — was radon responsible?”
Lung Cancer Detection Rate 'Boosted' By TV Ad
An advertising campaign may be re-run after it led to hundreds of people reportedly being diagnosed with lung cancer.
UK – “A Government TV campaign urging people with a three-week-old cough to visit the doctor has reportedly boosted lung cancer detection rates.
The Be Clear On Cancer advert ran between May and June last year to raise awareness of a range of cancers.”
Merck Serono Announces New Publication of Results of the Phase III START Trial Investigating Tecemotide in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in The Lancet Oncology
“Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, today announced that The Lancet Oncology has published results from the Phase III trial of its investigational MUC1 antigen specific cancer immunotherapy tecemotide (also known as L-BLP25) in patients with unresectable, locally advanced Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), known as the START* trial.”
Nonsmokers with lung cancer have to battle stigma, too
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., more than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. Ten to 15 percent of people diagnosed each year were never smokers. But the stigma that it’s their fault haunts patients, support groups and even research funding.
CHICAGO — “November was Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but you’d never know it.”
Helping lung cancer patients beat insomnia
“UB gets NIH grant tofund study of cognitive behavior therapy delivered by bedside nurses
It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of persons diagnosed with lung cancer experience severe insomnia that may persist for an average of eight years after the initial diagnosis.”
Training advised to plug lung cancer care gaps
“Guideline-consistent care for patients with suspected lung cancer with mediastinal lymphadenopathy without distant metastases varies by region and physician characteristics, say researchers.”
Clinical Trial Examines Efficacy, Safety of Drug Combination for Lung Cancer
“Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute are looking for patients with lung cancer whose tumors test positive for the ALK gene to participate in a clinical trial examining the safety and efficacy of an experimental drug named AT13387 in combination with the standard therapy crizotinib.”
Developments in screening and surgery increase lung cancer survivors
“Richard Macdonnell began smoking when he was a high schooler. When he knew about low-measurements CT scans to diagnose lung growth, he knew he too should go in for it.”
A Miracle Drug Cured Ed Levitt of Stage IV Lung Cancer. Then the FDA Withdrew it From the Market.
“I have a new video out today (click above) that I made for the Manhattan Institute, which tells the story of Ed Levitt, who in 2004 was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Unable to get out of bed and covered in tumors from head to toe, Levitt's doctors advised him to start making funeral arrangements.”