Navigation Links
Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease
Date:11/9/2010

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that lung cancer in people who have never smoked may be a different disease than it is in smokers.

Scientists compared the genetic characteristics of lung cancer tumors in 30 people who never smoked to tumors in 53 smokers or former smokers.

The tumors of people who had never smoked had twice as many DNA abnormalities as people who were current or former smokers, said study author Kelsie Thu, a doctoral candidate at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre in Vancouver.

"This is suggesting there might be something different going on with tumors in never-smokers," Thu said. "If we find out lung cancer in never-smokers is a different disease and we can identify what those differences are, maybe we can design specific therapies that target the genetic alterations in never-smokers and improve the prognosis."

The study was to be presented Monday at the American Association of Cancer Research's annual conference, in Philadelphia.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States for men and woman, according to the American Cancer Society. Lung cancer will kill an estimated 157,000 Americans this year.

But it's not just smokers who get it -- lung cancer is the seventh-leading cause of cancer deaths among people who have never smoked, Thu said. Dana Reeve, wife of the late Christopher Reeve, died in 2006 at age 44 from lung cancer. She had never smoked.

Prior research has hinted that lung cancer tumors in never-smokers is different than the tumors in smokers. Compared to former and current smokers with lung cancer, never-smokers with lung cancer tend to be diagnosed younger, are more likely to be women and are more likely to have adenocarcinomas, the most common type of cancer. All of the lung cancer patients in the study had adenocarcinoma.

People who never sm
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer experience worse for young adults in spite of better survival odds
2. Combined imaging technologies may better identify cancerous breast lesions
3. New research shows genetic test for lung cancer risk prompts smokers to quit
4. Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans
5. Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
6. Statins Dont Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology IDs new cancer drug target
8. Breast cancer: Reducing the risk of unnecessary chemo
9. Statins did not reduce colorectal cancer in WHI analysis
10. PIT(-1)ting good and bad outcomes against each other in breast cancer
11. Hebrew University researchers discover expanded role for cancer-causing gene
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease 
(Date:6/1/2015)... 2015 "This milestone opens the doors ... previously able to buy and sell shares of our ... and also make recommendations to clients as they so ... to trade shares of our Company,” said Kris Finstad, ... requirements of OTCQB provides our investors greater confidence in ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 ... this new development in breast cancer prevention. , A ... Health suggests that postmenopausal women with ductal carcinoma in ... cancer treatment and prevention. , The study (NSABP B-35/NRG ... those who completed the standard five-year treatment with tamoxifen ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... For years, facial plastic surgery demands ... like one would request a hairstyle, patients would use ... and more to illustrate their adaptation of choice. However, ... ushering in a new era of aesthetic envy – ... Rizk, MD, FACS notes that since the explosion of ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... There’s never a good time to be sick ... minor illnesses. , As of June 1, OSF HealthCare is ... care via the Internet. Patients throughout Illinois can access care ... “Everyone is busy. We know that getting in to see ... to make it easier,” said Jeffry Tillery, MD, Chief Transformation ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 June 1, ... of clinical journals in the areas of hospital medicine, ... announce that it has expanded upon its partnership with ... Hospital Medicine Practice, in a mobile application format ... tablets. , “We are very excited about the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Content Checked Holdings Inc. Upgrades to the OTCQB Marketplace, now available for trading as CNCK 2Health News:Content Checked Holdings Inc. Upgrades to the OTCQB Marketplace, now available for trading as CNCK 3Health News:Content Checked Holdings Inc. Upgrades to the OTCQB Marketplace, now available for trading as CNCK 4Health News:Today at ASCO: Anastrazole Offers Higher Breast Cancer-Free Survival Rates than Tamoxifen Following DCIS, Phase III Study Shows 2Health News:Today at ASCO: Anastrazole Offers Higher Breast Cancer-Free Survival Rates than Tamoxifen Following DCIS, Phase III Study Shows 3Health News:Instagram Filters Launch New Facial Plastic Surgery Trend 2Health News:OSF HealthCare Now Offering OSF OnCall 2Health News:OSF HealthCare Now Offering OSF OnCall 3Health News:EB Medicine Expands Partnership With AgileMD To Launch Hospital Medicine Mobile Application 2Health News:EB Medicine Expands Partnership With AgileMD To Launch Hospital Medicine Mobile Application 3
... Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, May ... the drug lenalidomide can significantly lengthen the time that ... disease, either after having a stem cell transplant or ... studies is whether or not the improved "progression-free" survival ...
... today released a wide-ranging compendium of resources ... and secure sharing of health information. ... Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharingor ... for electronic health information sharing, including informed ...
... Infectious diseasesboth old and newcontinue to exact a devastating ... the world. Vaccines remain the best line of ... Stephen Johnston, researchers at Arizona State University,s Biodesign Institute, ... Texas Southwestern Medical Center are using clever functional screening ...
... -- The rate at which Americans are hospitalized for stroke ... According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ... people during the 1990s but had decreased again to under ... there were still about 800,000 hospitalizations for stroke in 1989 ...
... support and limited pressure to achieve the ,thin and beautiful, ... a new study looking at five factors that may help ... the context of a society where discontent with appearance is ... the University of Arizona in the US, and colleagues is ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) ... atrial fibrillation face a 14 percent greater risk of ... report. The raised risk remained higher even when ... stroke, the study authors noted. "Previously, there was ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Drug Shows Promise for Myeloma Patients 2Health News:New Drug Shows Promise for Myeloma Patients 3Health News:Markle releases new resources for health information sharing implementation 2Health News:Markle releases new resources for health information sharing implementation 3Health News:Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development 2Health News:Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development 3Health News:Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development 4Health News:Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S. 2Health News:Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance 2Health News:Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men 2
(Date:6/1/2015)... June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. ... with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular ... highlights and financial results for the three months ... herein are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. ... business strategies despite its limited financial resources," stated ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... , June 1, 2015  Research Solutions, Inc. ... technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, ... invited to present at the LD Micro Invitational being ... Hotel in Los Angeles . ... present on Wednesday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Pacific ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... June 1, 2015  bioMérieux, a world leader in ... been invited to join the White House Forum on ... the U.S. as a means to address antibiotic resistance. ... tomorrow, June 2, 2015, to discuss the possible ways ... slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and prevent the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 4Pivotal Therapeutics Announces First Quarter Financial Results 5Research Solutions to Present at the LD Micro Invitational on June 3, 2015 2Research Solutions to Present at the LD Micro Invitational on June 3, 2015 3bioMerieux Honored to Participate in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship 2bioMerieux Honored to Participate in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship 3
... and VersaStep™ PLUS Reposable system components for creating each ... radial expandable sleeve is packaged sterile together with either ... Insufflation and access needle is packaged non-sterile; 5 ... are packaged non-sterile; 5 mm, 7/8 mm, 10 ...
SURGISPIKE™ Single Use 5 mm Trocar. , ,Bladed Trocars are devices that contain a metal blade to gain access to the abdominal cavity....
... The complete line of Surgical Access ... ,The OnePort™ trocar system is actually ... be versatile, operationally flexible and clinically adaptive ... offering options in disposability and bladed or ...
... line of Surgical Access ...unlike any trocar ... trocar system is actually four systems in ... flexible and clinically adaptive to all of ... disposability and bladed or dilating tip styles, ...
Medicine Products: