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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lung Cancer’

Lung Cancer Symptoms: What To Watch For

Lung cancer is something nobody ever wants to be diagnosed with and while it can be scary to deal with, if caught in the early stages, it is treatable. The best way to catch lung cancer early is to know what symptoms to watch for. Many of the most common symptoms of lung cancer are similar to other diseases and …

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Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance Reversed in New Study

Lung cancer patients got some good news this week as a new study has shown how doctors might reverse genetic resistance to a common lung cancer drug. According to the study’s authors, around 40% of lung cancer patients are resistant to a specific targeted therapy drug known as erlotinib. The drug is an EGFR inhibitor and the therapy is meant …

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Kellie Pickler Plans New Album, Helps Fight Cancer

Kellie Pickler is mixing business with pleasure, again, as she teams up with her songwriter and producer husband Kyle Jacobs to create her fifth album. This isn’t the first time the partners in life have become partners in music; the pair penned songs for Pickler’s 2013 album The Woman I Am. “I grew up listening to traditional country music,” said …

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Well-Known Ad Exec Mike Hughes Dies After Writing His Own Obituary

Former Martin Agency president Mike Hughes has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with lung cancer. Hughes is responsible for such high profile campaigns as the Geico cavemen (which even had its own TV show at one point) and the Geico gecko, among others. He was told in 1998 that even though he was a …

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China: Smog Chokes Chinese Manchuria, as Overpopulated Asian Giant Burns Coal

Vast areas of China’s north-east were choking in smog on Monday, as the Asian giant grappled with yet another horrendous air pollution crisis threatening millions of lives. Schools and colleges were forced to suspend classes in Chinese Manchuria’s largest cities, including the culturally rich metropolis of Harbin. Road traffic was paralyzed as visibility was drastically compromised, while local airports were …

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French Director, Patrice Chereau Dead at 68

Notable screenwriter and actor, Patrice Chereau, died on Monday in Paris, France due to complications of lung cancer. He was 68 years old. Chereau was widely known for his role as the French director of opera, and served as a dominant figure in the French film industry for more than 40 years. He played a significant role in more than …

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August Schellenberg, “Free Willy” Actor, Dies

“Free Willy” star, August Schellenberg, has died at the age of 77. The actor, who was best known for his role in the three “Free Willy” movies, passed away on Thursday, after a long fight with lung cancer. The Canadian born actor first gained popularity with his role as the whale trainer, Randolph Johnson, in “Free Willy” that was released …

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Google PageRank-Inspired Cancer Research Published

Google’s PageRank algorithm is the inspiration for a new lung cancer study published in the journal Cancer Research. Researchers fron the University of Southern California (USC), Scripps Clinic, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York used an algorithm described as “similar to the Google PageRank and to the Viterbi …

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Lung Cancer Research Could Get Boost From New Stem Cell Findings

New research conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute suggests that lung cancer stem cells can be successfully isolated and grown in a preclinical model. Such a process could provide a new method for investigating immunotherapy treatment options that target lung cancer stem cells. “Increasing evidence supports the idea that cancerous tumors have a population of stem cells, …

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Lung Cancer Drug Trial Cancelled

This week, ArQule, a biotechnology company focused on developing “next-generation” small-molecule cancer drugs, announced that a drug trial for a lung cancer treatment it developed has been stopped early. The independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) overseeing the Phase 3 trial recommended that the study be halted following an interim analysis that concluded the trial would not show improved overall survival …

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Stallone Half-Sister Dies of Lung Cancer

Despite the success of his latest movie, The Expendables 2, Sylvester Stallone has had quite a rocky couple of months. Back in July, Stallone’s son Sage was found dead at age 36. Meanwhile, his half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti has been battling stage 4 lung cancer and getting progressively worse. This week, Toni-Ann Filiti died from lung cancer. RadarOnline reports that she …

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Quit Smoking: Prepare to Gain a Few Unwanted Pounds

Attempting to quit smoking is, according to a lot of people, one of the hardest things you’ll ever attempt to do in your entire life. Once you’re hooked, kicking the habit is harder than quitting most hardcore narcotics. Of course, this depends on the individual, though I think it’s going to be difficult for anyone who is looking to make …

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