Lung Cancer News
August 10, 2020



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Undersized Airways May Explain Why Nonsmokers Get COPD

A mismatch between airway and lung size may explain why some nonsmokers get COPD and some heavy smokers do not, according to a new ...

Even Short-Term 'Vaping' Causes Inflammation in Non-Smokers

E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker ...

New Basic Understanding of How Lung Cancer Spreads: Antioxidants Implicated

Lung cancer cells use antioxidants, endogenous or dietary, to spread in the body by activating a protein called BACH1 and increasing the uptake and use of sugar, researchers report in two independent ...

E-Cigarette Vapor Disables Key Immune Cells in the Lung and Boosts Inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of ...
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Assembly Within the Tumor Center

Number of macrophages in tumor tissue enables prognosis of lung tumor ...

New Promising Treatment Uses Smart Nanoparticles to Target Lung Cancer

A new and promising approach for treatment of lung cancer has been developed. The treatment combines a novel surgical approach with smart nanoparticles to specifically target lung ...

Immune Cells Multiply and Diversify in Mouse Lungs at Birth

An explosion in the number and types of immune cells in the lungs of newborn mice likely helps them adapt to breathing and protects them from infection, says a new ...

Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Preventing Cancer Relapse

A drug that is well-tolerated in patients and prevents cancer coming back in mice has been ...

Novel Role of Specific Histone Deacetylase in Lung Cancer

Researchers are trying to identify alternative strategies to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They highlight how targeting the histone deacetylase HDAC11 may be a novel therapeutic strategy ...

Leukemia Drugs Hold Promise for Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer

New live-cell drug discovery tool identifies two leukemia drugs and other small molecules as potential treatments for lung tumours that stopped responding to ...

Shape-Shifting Stem Cells Are Key to Cancer Metastasis and Immune Evasion

Scientists have discovered that cancer cells rely on the biology of regeneration, wound healing, and embryonic development to spread to other organs and escape detection by the immune ...

First-of-Its-Kind Technology Lights Up Lung Cancer Cells, Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology -- OTL38 -- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer ...

Study Shows Lactate May Prompt Cancer Formation

A byproduct of glucose called lactate, used by every cell in the body, may also prompt a mutated cell to become cancerous, according to new ...

Copper-Based Nanomaterials Can Kill Cancer Cells in Mice

Scientists have succeeded in killing tumor cells in mice using nano-sized copper compounds together with immunotherapy. After the therapy, the cancer did not ...

Findings Strengthen Link Between Vitamin E Acetate and Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries

New research strengthens prior findings on the link between vitamin E acetate and EVALI (E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung ...

Inadequacies in Current Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment Revealed

Researchers have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. The team investigated the ability of anti-cancer agents to affect ...

Newly Developed Nanoparticles Help Fight Lung Cancer in Animal Model

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled ...

Discovery: New Biomarker for Cancer Stem Cells

Medical researchers have discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow ...

Simple Blood Test for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it, using a blood test that identifies the body's immune response to substances produced by tumor cells, ...

High Fiber, Yogurt Diet Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung ...

Why Targeted Immuno-Oncology Drugs Sometimes Fail

Researchers report a discovery that helps scientists understand why some tumors lack immune cell infiltration and are therefore unresponsive to newer PD-1 targeted ...

New Drug-Delivery Technology Promises Efficient, Targeted Cancer Treatment

A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low ...

Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage

A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for decades after ...

Cancer Data Provide Insights Into Occurrence, Overdiagnosis, and Treatment Advances

Investigators analyzed 40 years of cancer burden data and examined patterns of incidence and mortality for various cancers, finding examples for which incidence and mortality moved in concert and ...

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