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  • A Maine man diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer six months ago is now effectively cancer-free following an experimental treatment at Dana-Farber.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • A government panel recommended heavy smokers over 55 have a CT scan to check for lung cancer. Dr. Christopher Lathan says this is a tremendous opportunity to really change the tide in lung cancer treatment.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • Dr. Deborah Schrag reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that non-small cell lung cancer patients 65 years of age and older did not receive any survival benefit when Avastin was added to their standard chemotherapy. This finding counters an earlier study.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Researchers, including Dr. Matthew Meyerson and Dr. Bruce Johnson of Dana-Farber, found from a large study of the genetics of a common lung cancer, that more than half the tumors from that cancer have mutations that can be treated by drugs that are being developed or can be easily developed. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer, Genetics

  • Genetic testing can help clinicians assess a patient's risk for various diseases and to develop more effective treatment plans. Dana-Farber currently offers lung cancer patients six genetic tests and soon will test for more than 500 cancer-causing gene defects. As more genetic tests become available, some insurers and medical ethicists are questioning the value of such tests.

Tags: LungCancer, Genetics

  • Dr. Pasi Jänne and colleagues found that more than half of lung and colon cancer patients may benefit from high-speed tests that detect DNA flaws doctors can target with existing medicines.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genomics, LungCancer

  • Dr. Leena Gandhi reported at the AACR meeting on a study showing a cancer immunotherapy that passed a key test in patients with lung cancer.

Tags: LungCancer

  • A new study led by Dr. Suzanne Dahlberg shows lung cancer outcomes are better in obese patients early on, but obesity is linked to an overall higher risk of death.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • Dr. Gabriel Brooks commented on a new study showing Medicare spending for patients with advanced cancer is not linked to differences in survival.

Tags: BreastCancer, ColonCancer, LungCancer, PancreaticCancer, ProstateCancer, Survivorship

  • Dr. Bruce E. Johnson commented on the health threat of secondhand smoke.

Tags: LungCancer

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