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Study Sweetens Connection Between Cancer and Sugar

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have found that a protein responsible for transporting glucose — a kind of sugar — into cells is present in significantly higher levels in lung squamous cell carcinoma than in lung adenocarcinoma.

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New Medicine Shows Potential to Reduce Oral Steroid Use in Severe Asthma Patients

The results of the trial, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that patients treated with a potential new medicine and antibody, called benralizumab, were more than four times likely to reduce their usage of oral corticosteroids than those taking a placebo.

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Radiation Therapy Can Enhance Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in People with Advanced Lung Cancer

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A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab can be more effective in improving survival in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if they have previously received radiation therapy, compared to those without a history of radiation treatment.

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NCCN, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, osimertinib, Cancer Research, oncology research, Medical Research, nccn oncology research program, NCCN orp, Lung Cancer, Astrazeneca

NCCN Awards Grants to Investigators at Member Institutions to Study Osimertinib in Lung Cancer

These studies were funded through a collaboration with AstraZeneca to evaluate the effectiveness of osimertinib in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer

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Aggressive Care at End of Life for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer Linked to Poorer Outcomes

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For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care — chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions — at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients’ and families’ satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.

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Chemistry, Biochemistry, Immune System, Asthma, Crohn's Disease

Labeling a Bacterial Cell 'Jacket'

A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.

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Asthma, Lung Health, adult asthma, Bronchial Thermoplasty, Pulmonary, Respiratory, severe asthma, persistent asthma, asthma treatment

Bronchial Thermoplasty Helps Asthma Patients Reduce Severe Attacks, Hospitalizations and ER Visits

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In a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in the two years following treatment. Approved by the FDA in 2010, BT is a new device-based therapy that uses a series of three radio-frequency treatments to open the airways of adults with severe, persistent asthma whose symptoms are not adequately controlled by inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta-agonists.

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COPD, COPD Mortality, Lung Health, lung disorders, COPD treatment, Critical Care

In-Hospital COPD Mortality Shows Large Drop from 2005-2014

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While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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Among All Cancers, Lung Cancer Appears to Put Patients at Greatest Suicide Risk

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A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer

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Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?







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