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Medicare, Medicare Policies, Lung Cancer, Cancer, End Of Life Care, Cancer Patients, Cancer Statistics, Harvard Medical School, HMS, Hospice, Acute Care, Prognoses, Health Care Needs, Health Affairs, Laura Hatfield

Bringing Precision to Medicare Cancer Care

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At a glance: Medicare policies governing end-of-life care for cancer patients may fail to reflect the variety of experiences across different patient subgroups. Researchers have developed a model that accounts for variations in the clinical course, outcomes and patterns of care among patients with the same cancer diagnosis. Stratification of different subpopulations could lead to better tailored Medicare policies that take into account critical differences in end-of-life care.

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National Institiutes Of Health, National Heart Lung And Blood Institute, Grant Award, Keck School Of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell, lung, cell regeneration, R35, Pulmonary Disease, Alveoli, Grant, USC, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, Biology, Alveolar, Zea B

Keck School of Medicine of USC Receives $6.9 Million NIH Grant to Promote Ambitious Pulmonary Medicine Research

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Dr. Zea Borok of the Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a $6.9 million, seven-year NIH grant that could lead to new therapies for common lung diseases

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RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus

New Clues Found to Common Respiratory Virus

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Scientists have solved the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system. The team, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified critical parts of the protein that could be targeted with drugs or vaccines, opening up the possibility of preventing or treating an infection that sickens thousands of babies and elderly people every year.

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Clean Air, Clean Air Act, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Cardiopulmonary Diseases, Pollution, WHO Air Quality Guidelines, ATS, New England Journal Of Medicine, National Ambient Air Quality Standard

Air Pollution a Concern at Levels Currently Accepted as “Safe”

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens.

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COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, lung disorders, Lung Disease, respiratory ailments

COPD Self-Care Appears to Improve with Social Support

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People with COPD are more likely to be active and to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, pharmac

Blocking Cancer — Scientists Find New Way to Combat Disease

A compound developed by Dean Kip Guy’s lab of UK College of Pharmacy, with research that began at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, now shows promise for blocking cancer-causing proteins on a cellular level.

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Older Adults, Exercise, Lung Function, Lung Diffusing Capacity, Pulmonary Circulation, Physical Activity

Older Adults’ Lungs Remain Strong During Exercise

Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs’ capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.

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La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Professor Pandurangan Vijayanand, Cancer Research, Cancer Researc, T Cells, memory cells

Tumor Immune Fitness Determines Survival of Lung Cancer Patient

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In recent years, immunotherapy, a new form of cancer therapy that rouses the immune system to attack tumor cells, has captivated the public’s imagination. When it works, the results are breathtaking. But more often than not it doesn’t, and scientists still don’t know why.

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SMOG, Pollution, Pollution Control, California, Clean Air Act, Ozone, Lung Health, Lung Cancer, Environment

California Named State with the Worst Air Quality (Again)

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High ozone levels and a quickly growing population are making it tough to implement regulations to reduce pollution, says a Cal State Los Angeles professor.

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robert keith, york miller, University Of Colorado Cancer Center, denver veterans administration hospital, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Chemoprevention, prevent lung cancer, Iloprost

CU Cancer Center Chemoprevention Trial Hopes to Stop Lung Cancer Before It Starts

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Ongoing clinical trial by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigators is evaluating the ability of an inhaled form of the pulmonary hypertension drug iloprost to prevent lung cancer.







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