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2 hrs ago | Medical News

Mutant allele frequency predicts lung cancer TKI response

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor sensitivity may be predicted by the frequency of a point mutation in the epidermal growth factor receptor gene, suggests a study of Japanese patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma.

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Related Topix: Health, Pancreatic Cancer

5 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

Where there's smoke, there's fire

"I wish I never smoked in the first place and moving over to electronic cigarettes [e-cigarettes] was my way of trying to kick the habit but my nicotine addiction has increased - now I want to smoke all the time," says Brett Pearton from Randburg in Johannesburg, shaking his head with regret.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, World News, South Africa, Smoking, Health, Africa

9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients - potentially offering improved local control and survival.

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Related Topix: Health, Oncology, Medicine, Breast Cancer

11 hrs ago | The Rye Daily Voice

White Plains Hospital Staff Member Shares His Story Of Clinical Trial

Robert Linscott, a resident of White Plains, had no symptoms when he volunteered for a free, lung cancer clinical trial at White Plains Hospital.

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Related Topix: Health, Thoracic Surgery, Medicine

15 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Post Falls coach Jeff Hinz says cancer put his life in perspective - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 PST

"I'm going on my 20th year of teaching and I felt like how you might get in your career and everything in life that 'I have to go to work today, I have to do this or that,' " Hinz said.

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Related Topix: Health, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Nikkei Net Interactive

Medical device makers see gold in silver population

As Asian countries become more prosperous, they are undergoing the familiar pattern of population growth and aging.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer

Dudleynews.co.uk

Cancer patients are more likely to suffer from major depression, figures show

Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Depression, Oncology, Nursing

Jewish World Review

After 3 Years Of Chemo, Man Finds Out He Doesn't Have Cancer

Roger Mollison, a 66-year-old native of Scotland, spent three years on chemotherapy before finding out he received a false positive lung cancer diagnosis.

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Related Topix: Health

Newswise

The Medical Minute: Screening and Awareness Contribute to Fewer Prostate Cancer Deaths

Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicine, Urology

TheStreet.com

Roche, InterMune a Strategic Play in Midst of Inversions

Daniel Welch, CEO of Triangle at the time, was a key player in the transaction. Soon after his gig was up at Triangle, Welch joined InterMune as president and CEO.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Genentech, Startups, Health, Fibrosis, Food and Drug Administration

ABS-CBN News

Miriam licks cancer, may run in 2016

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said her cancer has regressed and she is now on the road to recovery and even the presidency.

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Related Topix: Health

Theboltonnews.co.uk

Daughter's skydive to help lung cancer dad

A WOMAN whose father is battling lung cancer has raised A 3,000 for Bolton Hospice - and will jump from 10,000 feet in aid of the charity.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Curing cancer naturally - Four inspiring stories of healing disease with diet

As terrifying as a diagnosis of cancer can be, stories of individuals taking their health into their own hands, and defeating so-called 'terminal' illness through natural methods are common.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Lymphoma, Nutrition

BioSpace

Drug Giants Merck & Co., Inc. And Pfizer Inc. Forge Cancer Pact

Pfizer And Merck To Collaborate On Study Evaluating Novel Anti-Cancer Combination Regimen Agreement to Combine Merck's Investigational Anti-PD-1 Antibody Pembrolizumab and Pfizer's Crizotinib in Clinical Trial NEW YORK & WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Aug 26, 2014 -- Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Oncology

The Northern Echo

Terminally ill mother's emotional video plea for North-East smokers to quit

A 47-YEAR-OLD mother terminally ill with cigarette-related lung cancer has made an emotional video plea for North-East smokers to quit.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom

Freshnews

BIND Therapeutics to Present Data at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium

BIND Therapeutics, Inc. , a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called AccurinsTM, announced today that a poster presentation including Phase 2 clinical data on its lead drug candidate, BIND-014, in patients with non-small cell lung cancer will be presented at the upcoming 26th ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Spain, World News, Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Taxotere, Docetaxel (generic), Medicine, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

P&T Community

Crizotinib/Pembrolizumab Combo to Be Tested in Lung Cancer Patients

Pfizer and Merck have entered into an agreement to explore the therapeutic potential of the combination of Pfizer's crizotinib with Merck's investigational anti-programmed cell death-1 antibody pembrolizumab in a phase Ib trial evaluating the safety and tolerability of the combination in patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase -positive advanced ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Lymphoma, Oncology, Medicine

Iol.co.za

Patients clamour for cannabis oil

Cape Town mother Lindsey Martin believes she has quality of life today because of cannabis oil.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, World News, South Africa, Africa, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Drugs

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Pfizer to test Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck immunotherapy

Pfizer Inc said Tuesday it will test its Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck & Co's experimental immunotherapy pembrolizumab, in the hopes the combination will improve the outcomes for patients taking the approved Pfizer therapy.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health

Scientific Blogging

X-Rays Only Detect 20 Percent Of Lung Cancer Cases

Current x-ray examinations capture only 20 percent of cases but there is a better way, according to Norwegian researchers.

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Related Topix: Health, Radiology, Medicine

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