Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference
... announced two significant advances in treating lung
cancer at an international cancer research ... announcements at the 13th World Conference on lung
Cancer in San Francisco.
In one presentation, ... research that eventually could help prevent lung
cancer from spreading to the brain. In non-small ...
Scientists open doors to diagnosis of emphysema
... Chronic inflammatory lung
diseases like chronic bronchitis and emphysema ... they take up. Applying this test to samples of lung
cells from a mouse model of acute lung
inflammation showed that MMP12 activity in ...
Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections
... selecting proper antibiotic treatment for serious lung
infections in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), ... as having among the most life threatening lung
infections. Clinical research of bioFILM ... for free-floating or single bacteria, whereas CF lung
infections and other chronic infections were ...
Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases
... may ultimately play a role in the treatment of lung
diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and fibrotic ... diseases can ultimately lead to loss of normal lung
tissue and organ failure. No known therapy ... on the lab animals. A "consistent" reduction in lung
fibrosis, says Dr. Parolini, "provides convincing ...
LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease
... ultrafine particulate matter) affects long-term lung
function. She recently presented her latest ... levels of PM elicits long-term effects on lung
function and lung
development in children."
These results could ...
$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked
... share a $2 million grant to find biomarkers for lung
cancer that develops in people who have never ... create a further understanding of the biology of lung
cancer and to develop a test to detect early-stage lung
cancer in lifetime nonsmokers.
Dr. Adi Gazdar, ...
Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients
... a one-of-a-kind, patient-driven effort to provide lung
tissue for research might help doctors predict ... P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial lung
Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh School ... lung-scarring disease progresses gradually and lung
function slowly deteriorates. But there is ...
UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells
... Comprehensive Cancer Center, on a quest to find lung
cancer stem cells, have developed a unique model ... cells that many believe may be at the root of all lung
If researchers could find a way to isolate and grow lung
cancer stem cells, they could study their ...
Discovery raises new doubts about dinosaur-bird links
... new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung
capacity that allows for flight and the finding ... bones and musculature that keeps their air-sac lung
from collapsing when the bird inhales.
... cold-blooded reptiles, and have evolved a unique lung
structure that allows for a high rate of gas ...
Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer
... a source of rapidly dividing cells that lead to lung
cancer, according to a team of American and ... resistant, local-tissue stem cells in the lung
that only activate after severe injury," said ... could be related to the increased incidence of lung
cancer in people with chronic disease states, in ...
Tips from the American Journal of Pathology
... that mice that lacked uPAR expression had less lung
This work suggests that "inhibition of uPAR may be a novel strategy to reduce the lung
injury that accompanies oxygen therapy."
van ... mice demonstrate reduced hyperoxia-induced lung
injury. Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 2182-2189
GenWay Biotech obtains exclusive rights to AMDL's DR-70 cancer test in US and Canada
... by CLIA laboratories in the United States and for lung
cancer screening in Canada. The ... FDA for CRC monitoring and by Health Canada for lung
Cancer screening. However, a growing body of ... estimated 21,000 people in Canada diagnosed with lung
Cancer each year and close to 1.5 million ...
Swine flu: What does it do to pigs?
... were able to induce flu-like symptoms and lung
lesions in weanling pigs. However the severity of ... disease with regard to both gross and microscopic lung
lesions was greater in the H1N1-infected pigs". ... conjunctivitis. Upon pathological examination, lung
lesions large enough to be seen by the naked eye ...
New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched today
... a research partnership to find biomarkers for lung
cancer that develops in people who have never ... create a better understanding of the biology of lung
cancer and to develop a test to detect early-stage lung
cancer in lifetime nonsmokers.
The Canary ...
Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show
Swiss researchers studied 683 lung
cancer patients who were referred to a cancer ... risks to women than men.
"In the early 1900s lung
cancer was reported to be rare in women, but ... to do better than men after surgery to remove lung
Irish researchers led by Dr Bassel ...
Personalized treatment for early lung cancer
... surgery for patients with early stages of lung
cancer, experts said at the first European ... key strategy for longer and better survival in lung
cancer," said Prof Paris Kosmidis, head of the ... a protein that is expressed on about 30% of lung
Studies have shown that the ...
Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting
... techniques for early diagnosis and treatment of lung
cancer are being presented at the first European ... One of the reasons for this is that symptoms of lung
cancer are very often lacking or occur only late ... of Munich in Germany.
"The prognosis of lung
cancer patients is very dependent on how advanced ...
Joining forces to improve lung cancer treatment
... oncologists will result in better outcomes for lung
cancer patients and those at risk, a leading ... between disciplines to help in the fight against lung
Over the past 5 years, researchers ... We believe the result will be better outcomes for lung
For patients with metastatic ...
New mediator of smoking recruits
... contributes to the development of smoking-related lung
disease. The related report by Prasse et al, ... of osteopontin in smoking-related interstitial lung
diseases," appears in the May 2009 issue of The ... in smoke can lead to both cardiovascular and lung
Researchers identify specific lung cancer susceptibility gene
... identified a distinct gene linked to increased lung
cancer susceptibility and development. They say ... result in a genetic predisposition to develop lung
cancer for people with a strong family history of ... who may benefit from earlier, more aggressive lung
Marshall Anderson, PhD, ...
Novel lung cancer vaccine shows promise in fighting early-stage lung cancer
... is showing new promise for the treatment of early lung
cancer. Thoracic surgeons at Rush University ...
The MAGRIT (MAGE-A3 as Adjuvant Non-Small Cell lung
Cancer Immunotherapy) study is a randomized, ... patients with MAGE A-3-positive, non-small-cell lung
cancers. The experimental vaccine targets ...
Changes in gene may stunt lung development in children
... March 26 Mutations in a gene may cause poor lung
development in children, making them more ... M.D., professor of medicine at the Institute of lung
Biology and Disease, German Research Center for ... asbestos and oxidative stress.
"People lose lung
function as they age, so it's important to ...
Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator
... appears to be a major player in the irreversible lung
damage that can occur in children with heart ... study to boost PPAR signaling in adults with lung
injuries, may help these infants restore a ... for these children. Still their risk of related lung
disease also can be deadly, researchers say as ...
European Multidisciplinary Conference on Thoracic Oncology
New developments in understanding lung
Prognostic and predictive factors in non-small-cell lung
Critical appraisal of imaging tools in ... implications
Heterogeneity of locally advanced lung
cancer and its implications for treatment
Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto
... human beings than smoking. Although the fact that lung
cancer is caused by cigarette smoking has been ... we know today that the risk of contracting lung
cancer is more than 20 times higher for male ... about 6 years and reduce the risk of contracting lung
cancer by the age of 75 years by more than 50%. ...
Study: Fluid buildup in lungs is part of the damage done by the flu
... clearance from the lungs of uninfected mice.
infections have been known to cause problems with ... then placed fluid containing protein into one lung
of each mouse and tested the fluid 30 minutes ... investigators to determine whether the infected lung
was clearing fluid adequately.
Davis said the ...
Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past
... as opposed to type I, you impair the ability of lung
tissue to repair itself. In addition, when type ... caused severe bronchiolar and alveolar lesions in lung
H5N1's penchant for infecting type II ... of the study, as seen in figure 2. Examination of lung
tissue showed widespread, prolonged replication ...
National Lung Cancer Partnership and LUNGevity Foundation announce 2009 grant recipients
... Jan. 12, 2009 The 2009 winners of the National lung
Cancer Partnership/LUNGevity Foundation Research ... pleural invasion and the role of estrogen in lung
cancer tumors, respectively.
Dr. Adusumilli, a general thoracic surgeon specializing in lung
cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ...
Microscopic morphology adds to the scorpion family tree
... we find."
Kamenz and Prendini revisited book lung
morphology for the first time since 1926 to ... Consequently, the question of whether the book lung
evolved once, at the base of the arachnid ... of the spiracles (the point at which the book lung
opens to the atmosphere). The tremendous ...
In lung cancer, silencing one crucial gene disrupts normal functioning of genome
... While examining patterns of DNA modification in lung
cancer, a team of international researchers has ... They say that "silencing" of a single gene in lung
cancer led to a general impairment in genome-wide ... of the key gene, MTHFR, and tobacco use by lung
cancer patients even if the patient had smoked ...
Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer
... and bakery products, might speed growth of lung
cancer tumors and may even contribute to the ... phosphates may play an important role in lung
cancer treatment. The research, using a mouse ... of inorganic phosphates strongly stimulates lung
cancer development in mice, and suggests that ...
UT Southwestern researchers identify gene linked to inherited form of fatal lung disease
... responsible for some inherited cases of a lethal lung
disease affecting older adults. The same mutation may also be associated with lung
cancer, the researchers said.
This is the ... senior author. "If a patient is younger than 65, lung
transplantation is an option, but most people who ...
Novel technique for fluorescence tomography of tumors in living animals
... Photon Tomography' (EPT), the scientists imaged lung
tumors in living mice. For this purpose they ... The amount of these proteases is enriched in lung
tumors which allows fluorescence imaging of the ... only a very sensitive technique for imaging of lung
tumors in living organisms, but also has the ...
Adult stem cell breakthrough
... despite not taking any immunosuppressive drugs. lung
function tests performed two months after the ... was a major operation to remove her left lung
which carries a risk of complications and a high ... lower trachea and the tube to the patient's left lung
(bronchus) should be replaced with a ...
Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections
... local part of the body, say in the bladder or the lung
or the skin. But then the bacteria that cause ... killed and cleared from the body.
The liver, lung
and spleen had the highest concentrations, and the lung
appeared to have the most effective ...
Lung airway cells activate vitamin D and increase immune response
... finds that the activation step can also occur in lung
The study also links the vitamin D locally produced in the lung
airway cells to activation of two genes that help ... "When we put the storage form of vitamin D on the lung
airway cells, we saw them convert it to the ...
New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008
IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT MAY DEVELOP AFTER lung
(Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 AM ... of Medicine in Texas reviewed the charts of all lung
transplant recipients in 2006 and 2007. Of the 75 patients who underwent lung
transplant, 38 percent developed arrhythmias ...
Franklin Square to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema
... a bronchoscopic procedure designed to reduce lung
hyperinflation and shortness of breath (the ... created in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung
tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are ... we hope to reduce hyperinflation and improve lung
function. If patients can breathe easier it is ...
Major source of radon exposure overlooked at former Ohio uranium-processing plant
... to 1959 may be at increased risk for developing lung
cancer and other exposure-related health ... of Sciences, radon is the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States. The substance, which ... and can greatly increase a person's risk for lung
Pinney's team conducted a four-year ...
National Jewish Health researchers evaluating treatment to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier
... help them breathe more easily. Destruction of lung
tissue caused by emphysema can leave lungs stiff ... created in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung
tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are ... not otherwise be considered for or benefit from lung
volume reduction surgery."
Emphysema, a ...