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What about treating patients who have medical problems? Treating lung cancer in patients with kidney issues or neuropathy « LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog

What about treating patients who have medical problems? Treating lung cancer in patients with kidney issues or neuropathy «  LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
One of the challenges of cancer care is that we guide our treatments by what clinical trial evidence tells us is best for particular patient populations. Howeve
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Help Make Hope Happen « LUNGevity Foundation

Help Make Hope Happen «  LUNGevity Foundation | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
By Sue Bersh Five years ago I held my best friend’s hand and watched her take her last breath. For the 2-1/2 years leading up to that moment, I watched
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LUNGevity Hero: Doug Kammerer « LUNGevity Foundation

LUNGevity Hero: Doug Kammerer «  LUNGevity Foundation | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
It is with great excitement that we launch our monthly LUNGevity Hero spotlight to honor some of our most important allies in our fight against lung cancer.
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Lessons Learned From Lung Cancer Genomics: The Emerging Concept of Individualized Diagnostics and Treatment

The advent of novel therapeutics that specifically target signaling pathways activated by genetic alterations has revolutionized the way patients with lung cancer are treated. Here, we have summarized these developments into six conceptual paradigms that illustrate the transition from empirical cancer medicine to mechanistically based individualized oncology.

 


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Cancer Commons's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:02 AM

Buettner R, Wolf J, Thomas RK. J Clin Oncol. Apr 15, 2013.

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My Team « LUNGevity Foundation

My Team «  LUNGevity Foundation | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Not literally, of course. Nor am I the coach or the general manager. But I do feel like an owner, in that there are people that I invest in – again not litera
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I Want to Fight My Lung Cancer: What Should My Diet Be, and What About Supplements? « LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog

I Want to Fight My Lung Cancer: What Should My Diet Be, and What About Supplements? «  LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
The question of what and how to eat is one of the most common ones patients and caregivers have about how to manage cancer, and that's understandable: we want t
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How Virtual Health Assistants Can Reshape Healthcare

How Virtual Health Assistants Can Reshape Healthcare | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Thomas Morrow Thomas Morrow, M.D., has 25 years experience across the healthcare industry. He currently serves as an unpaid advisor to Next IT, and a medical director at Genentech.

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Interesting read...

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#@patientservices supporting the activated patient / provider not just doctor  relationship

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FDA seeks to fast track Novartis lung cancer drug

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated a compound developed by Novartis AG to treat a type of non-small cell lung cancer for fast-track development and review, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday."


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Cancer Commons's curator insight, March 15, 2013 2:37 PM

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mar 15, 2013.

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For Young People With Lung Cancer, Genes Are Important

For Young People With Lung Cancer, Genes Are Important | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Molecular profiling is important for young people with lung cancer.
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Lung cancer 'most lethal' for women « This Is Jersey

Lung cancer 'most lethal' for women « This Is Jersey | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the most lethal form of the disease for women in the UK, research has shown.
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New Promising Avenue of Research for KRAS Mutation-Positive ...

New Promising Avenue of Research for KRAS Mutation-Positive ... | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
The LUNGevity Expert Blog ... LUNGevity Foundation 435 North LaSalle Street, Suite 310 :: Chicago, IL 60654. Phone: 312.464.0716 :: Fax: 312.464.0737 :: info@lungevity.org. Design copyright LUNGevity Foundation © 2010.
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LUNGevity Foundation Expands Management Team - PR Newswire (press release)

LUNGevity Foundation Expands Management Team
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WASHINGTON, Feb.
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Changing the Outlook on Lung Cancer « LUNGevity Foundation

Most people don’t think about lung cancer until it hits the people they love.  I lost an uncle to lung cancer several years ago.  He was taken very quickly
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LUNGevity Heroes Program to Celebrate Advocates in the Fight Against Lung ... - PR Newswire (press release)

LUNGevity Heroes Program to Celebrate Advocates in the Fight Against Lung ...
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High-Risk Human Papillomavirus-Positive Lung Cancer: Molecular Evidence for a Pattern of Pulmonary Metastasis

Infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (hrHPV) is associated with cervical, anogenital, and oropharyngeal cancers. Since a causal contribution of hrHPV infection to lung cancer (LC) is still a matter of debate, a comprehensive study was performed to delineate hrHPV involvement in LC.

 

hrHPV presence in a tumor with primary presentation in the lungs signifies pulmonary metastasis from a primary hrHPV-positive cancer elsewhere in the body. No support was found for an attribution of hrHPV infection to the development of primary LC.

 


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van Boerdonk RA, Daniels JM ... Snijders PJ, Hei, J Thorac Oncol, Apr 8, 2013

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Ex-Google health chief launches an online community for cancer patients

Ex-Google health chief launches an online community for cancer patients | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Google's former lead health strategist has launched a new website, SmartPatients, which helps cancer patients connect with each other, and learn more about their disease.

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Thankful for Early Detection « LUNGevity Foundation

Thankful for Early Detection «  LUNGevity Foundation | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
On March 24, 2005, at 46 years old, I was diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer. There were no symptoms. Because of chest pain on my right si
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Maintenance Therapy: Many Interpretations of the Leading Options « LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog

Maintenance Therapy: Many Interpretations of the Leading Options «  LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
As explained by several leading experts around the US, here are the leading options for patients who have completed first line doublet chemotherapy without demo
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Dr. Natasha Leighl’s Highlights in Lung Cancer, 2012, Parts 1 and 2: New Options for Patients with EGFR Mutations, ALK and ROS1 Rearrangements « LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog

Dr. Natasha Leighl’s Highlights in Lung Cancer, 2012, Parts 1 and 2: New Options for Patients with EGFR Mutations, ALK and ROS1 Rearrangements «  LUNGevity Foundation Expert Blog | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Here are the first two podcasts from Dr. Natasha Leighl's webinar on "Highlights in Lung Cancer from 2012". Dr. Leighl is a longtime friend who is a lung cancer
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ALK gene translocations and amplifications in brain metastases of non-small cell lung cancer

ALK translocations and amplifications are found in approximately 3% and 11% of NSCLC-BM, respectively. While ALK translocations appear to be constant between primary tumors and BM, amplifications seem to be more prevalent in BM. ALK translocation, but not ALK amplification is associated with ALK protein overexpression. Further studies are needed to determine whether NSCLC-BM patients with ALK gene aberrations may benefit from specific inhibitor therapy.

 


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Cancer Commons's curator insight, March 13, 2013 2:10 PM

Preusser M, Berghoff AS ... Streubel B, Birner P, Lung Cancer, Feb 27, 2013

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Foundation offers resource center for lung-cancer patients - phillyBurbs.com

Foundation offers resource center for lung-cancer patients - phillyBurbs.com | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Foundation offers resource center for lung-cancer patients phillyBurbs.com She was chosen by Lungevity, a national organization based in Washington and Chicago, to help test the site before it was launched and to represent patients in the...
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North Shore 'Yogathon' to Raise Funds and Awareness for Lung Cancer - Patch.com

North Shore 'Yogathon' to Raise Funds and Awareness for Lung Cancer - Patch.com | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
North Shore 'Yogathon' to Raise Funds and Awareness for Lung Cancer
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LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, according to their Website.
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Symptoms or Just Sometimes « LUNGevity Foundation

Symptoms or Just Sometimes « LUNGevity Foundation | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Is what I feel – wherever I feel it, cancer or middle age? Is what I feel worthy of a mention to my oncologist or merely yours truly looking for trouble? Moreover, Is the pain/discomfort I feel in my chest (between my lungs) par for ...
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A Pill A Day « LUNGevity Foundation

A Pill A Day « LUNGevity Foundation | LUNGevity | Scoop.it
Hopefully will keep the cancer at bay. (I'd say “away,” but let's be realistic, three and a half years past a NSCLC diagnosis, there is no way, generally speaking, that stage IV lung cancer disappears into the ether; it's classified ...
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