Drug Como Tolerated In Lung And Breast Cancer Patients Shows Positive Response For Hodgkin’s Disease In Young Adults

New research published in the latest print edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (Vol. 27, No. 9) shows a treatment combination used in breast and lung cancers to be effective against Hodgkin’s disease in pre-teens and young adults. Richard Drachtman, MD, the interim chief and medical director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at […]

Biomoda Approved To Begin Screening Veterans For Lung Cancer

Biomoda, Inc. (OTCBB: BMOD), a medical diagnostics company based in Albuquerque, received approval from an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB) to begin Phase I clinical trials of its cytology-based screening technology for early detection of cancer. IRB review protects research subjects by reviewing the study protocol to make sure it adheres to U.S. Food and […]

Study Shows MicroRNA-Based Diagnostic Identifies Squamous Lung Cancer With 96% Sensitivity

Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (Nasdaq:ROSG) and collaborators announced the results of a research study, showing for the first time that a microRNA-based diagnostic test can objectively identify squamous lung cancer with 96% sensitivity. The study, posted on the Journal of Clinical Oncology’s Web site,[1] was carried out in collaboration with researchers at Columbia University, NYU Cancer […]

MicroRNA-Based Diagnostic Identifies Squamous Lung Cancer With 96 Percent Sensitivity

A new study shows for the first time that a microRNA-based diagnostic test can objectively identify squamous lung cancer with 96% sensitivity, according to Harvey Pass, M.D. of the NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the authors of the study published on-line ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. […]

DNA Differences May Influence Risk Of Hodgkin Disease

A new analysis has found that certain variations in genes that repair DNA can affect a person’s risk of developing Hodgkin disease. Published in the April 1, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that differences in these genes should be further investigated to better understand individuals’ […]

Catastrophic Toll Of Tobacco Worldwide Catalogued In New Edition Of The Tobacco Atlas

World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society have published The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition and released an online version of the document at TobaccoAtlas.org. This comprehensive volume of research and its accompanying website graphically display how tobacco is devastating both global health and economies. A $500 Billion Hole in Global Economy According to The […]

Former Smoker Tells Of Losing Battle With Lung Cancer – Utah

As part of its adult cessation efforts within the Hispanic community, the Utah Department of Health‘s (UDOH) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) recently launched a series of TV spots that focus on the serious physical and emotional impact of tobacco on users and their families. The campaign features 59-year-old Gerardo Ozorio, a former smoker […]

Gemin X Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Study Of Obatoclax In Combination With Standard Chemotherapy For First-Line Treatment Of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Gemin X Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, targeted cancer therapeutics, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead product candidate obatoclax (GX15-070) for the treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC). In this multi-center, randomized, open-label Phase 2 study, clinical effect of a combination […]

Surviving Lung Cancer

Countless people have heard the phrase, “You have lung cancer,” but only 50 can say they’ve completed a new treatment at Temple University that doubles their chances of surviving the deadly disease – and without the conventional radiation regimen or surgery. Doctors in the Radiation Oncology Department say the technique, stereotactic body radiotherapy, or SBRT, […]

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of […]