Sep 19 2018 Procedure could help doctors treat disease before it spreads – without drastic surgery A new minimally invasive surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the procedure. X-ray images of lung samples with the microcoil. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic) […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 — Machine learning approaches to metabolite analysis can predict key pathways contributing to lung function loss associated with World Trade Center Lung Injury (WTC-LI), according to a small study published online Sept. 3 in BMJ Open Respiratory Research. George Crowley, from New York University in New York City, and colleagues quantified […]Continue Reading ...
September 2018 Print this issue Dealing with Bad Air Quality Even though you can’t see it, the air you breathe can affect your health. Polluted air can cause difficulty breathing, flare-ups of allergy or asthmaA chronic lung disease that causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and trouble breathing., and other lung problems. Long-term exposure to air […]Continue Reading ...
Individuals with advanced lung cancer often have other comorbid conditions, and many may be on complex, costly, and even inappropriate medication regimens. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study examined the extent to which such patients are prescribed medications with questionable benefit. In an analysis of information from two centers in the United Kingdom […]Continue Reading ...
A new study suggests chemotherapy may cause acute amenorrhea leading to early menopause in women with lung cancer. The study is the first to comment on amenorrhea rates in women younger than 50, concluding that women with lung cancer who desire future fertility should be educated about risks and options before starting treatment. Study results […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 22 2018 Scientists have identified a key molecular player in a subtype of lung cancer which could lead to a new way to tackle the disease, according to research published in Nature Communications. Cancer Research UK-funded scientists, based at the University of Cambridge, found lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) cells contained high amounts of […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 What: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) presents the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) on September 23-26, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. The WCLC is the world’s largest meeting dedicated solely to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies and is expected to convene over 7,000 researchers, […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 Lung cancer is the leading cause of preventable cancer death. A disease of complex origin, lung cancer is usually considered to result from effects of smoking and from multiple genetic variants. One of these genetic components, a chromosome named 15q25.1, has been previously identified as a leading influencer of susceptibility to lung […]Continue Reading ...
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $12 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate two deadly lung conditions: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which scars lung tissue and obstructs breathing, affects more than 100,000 people in the U.S. While the course of the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have now grown lung organoids from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that, after implantation in mice, can develop mature alveolar type 1 (AT1) and AT2 cells and architecture approximating that of human lungs. The strategy is the first to generate both lung distal progenitor cells and mature AT1-like cells. The study is published inStem […]Continue Reading ...
Abnormal levels of more than two dozen metabolites -; chemicals produced in the body as it breaks down fats, proteins and carbohydrates -; can reliably predict which Sept. 11 firefighters developed lung disease and which did not, a new analysis shows. Researchers say the results, published by NYU School of Medicine researchers in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
Pulmonary fibrosis is one of the most common and serious types of lung disease. Now NIBIB-funded researchers have developed an in vitro lung tissue-on-a-chip system that mimics lung fibrosis, offering rapid testing of potential new anti-fibrotic treatments. Pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by progressive lung stiffness and scarring. It is estimated that close to 200,000 individuals […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 21 2018 Temple University Hospital has become the first U.S. center to perform bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using implantation of the Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr® EBV®) to treat severe emphysema following U.S. FDA approval. Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDAugust 20, 2018 According to the latest research adults who do not smoke are at a greater risk of dying of serious lung disorders if they grew up around parents who smoked. The study appeared in the latest issue of the journal American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Image Credit: Kangwan Nirach […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren’t happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive […]Continue Reading ...
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