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Rosetta Genomics Interview – microRNA for Diagnosing Lung Cancer Tumors by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:20pm Tests to detect cancer of the unknown primary Rosetta Genomics – Today I had the opportunity to speak with and interview Ronen Tamir, Chief Commercialization Officer, at Rosetta to find out how microRNA is helping diagnose and treat cancer.   If you have been keeping up with the news of late, Rosetta in the last couple of weeks has had 3 pr ... Read on »
Experimental Drug Makes Lung Cancer Tumor Shrink In 90% Of Patients by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 8:48am Medical News Today An extremely promising experimental drug, called crizotinib for lung cancer patients with a specific gene has shrunk tumors in 90% of patients in a clinical study within two months, researchers from Pfizer. Inc. said. With expectations of just a 10% response rate to this new medication - which would ha ... Read on »
ALK Inhibition in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor by Mark Pool, MD Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 9:51pm Great stuff in this week's NEJM! Today's (October 28, 2010) New England Journal of Medicine has no less than three articles reporting the use of small molecule ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor crizotinib (PF-02341066, Pfizer) in non-small-cell lung cancers harboring the oncogenic fusion gene EML4-ALK and in a patient with ALK-rearrangemen ... Read on »
Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows by Matthew Z. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:11am The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University. Researchers do not know why THC inhibits tumor growth, they say the substance could be activating molecules that arrest the cell cycle. read more | digg story Read on »
Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless, Study Finds by Medline Plus Posted Mon 09 Dec 2013 5:00pm Research suggests CT scan screening might lead to needless worry, treatment in these cases Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans , Lung Cancer Read on »
New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 2:11pm HealthDay News An experimental cancer drug is proving effective in treating the lung cancers of some patients whose tumors carry a certain genetic mutation, new studies show. Because the mutation can be present in other forms of cancer including a rare form of sarcoma (cancer of the soft tissue), childhood neurobla ... Read on »
Novel Lung Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Fighting Early-Stage Lung Cancer by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 5:25pm An experimental vaccine that triggers the patient’s immune system to identify and attack specific tumor cells is showing new promise for the treatment of early lung cancer. Thoracic surgeons at Rush University Medical Center are researching the vaccine called MAGE-A3 Antigen-Specific Cancer Immunotherapeutic, which is designed to kill cancer ... Read on »
UCLA Scientists Discover New Way to Wake Up Immune System Using Nanoscale Vaults to Delivery Treatment for Lung Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 03 May 2011 8:01pm The new delivery method to fight tumors could become an off the shelf treatment as a new way to fight advanced lung cancer. As the press release states this would be wake up call for the body’s own system to go after the tumor once it has awoken to the fact that one exists and attack.  There are no noted side effects and a while back we can al ... Read on »
Adult Stem Cells Also May be Cell Of Origin for Lung Cancer–UCLA Study by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 6:35am The tests are indicating that  many if not all cancers are caused by stem cells and if so they could be used as markers for more aggressive treatments for those patients who have cancerous stem cells. UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has more than 240 researchers and clinicians engaged in disease research, prevention, detection, ... Read on »
New Blood Test Developed to Detect Lung Cancer – CPT Code and Available in the US by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Jun 2009 10:43pm The test was launched here in the US last week.  It does have a CPT code but the web pages sates they do not anticipate insurance coverage yet for the test so you are on your own for this one.   The NHS plans to have the test worked into their system within a year.  BD From the website: “EarlyCDT TM does have established, applicable CPT co ... Read on »