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Prior emphysema, chronic bronchitis linked to increased risk for lung cancer

August 22, 2014

Individuals who were previously diagnosed with chronic bronchitis or emphysema appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, according to study results.

Also, the coexistence of bronchitis, anemia and pneumonia correlated more strongly with subsequent lung cancer than any of these individual diseases alone, results showed.

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Cancer associations urge FDA to extend tobacco regulation

August 16, 2014
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research recently issued a
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Long-term aspirin use reduced risk for cancer, cardiovascular events

August 14, 2014
Average-risk adults must adhere to a daily prophylactic aspirin regimen for 5 years to derive its protective benefits against cancer, myocardial infarction and stroke…
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Lung cancer rates in decline, but varied by demographic

August 11, 2014
Overall lung cancer rates are declining in the United States, but the patterns of prevalence differ based on sex, histologic type, racial/ethnic group and age, according…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Prior emphysema, chronic bronchitis linked to increased risk for lung cancer

August 22, 2014
Individuals who were previously diagnosed with chronic bronchitis or emphysema appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, according…
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Cancer associations urge FDA to extend tobacco regulation

August 16, 2014
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research recently issued a
figure In the Journals

Long-term aspirin use reduced risk for cancer, cardiovascular events

August 14, 2014
Average-risk adults must adhere to a daily prophylactic aspirin regimen for 5 years to derive its protective benefits against cancer, myocardial…
In the Journals

Lung cancer rates in decline, but varied by demographic

August 11, 2014
Overall lung cancer rates are declining in the United States, but the patterns of prevalence differ based on sex, histologic type, racial/ethnic…
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Halaven fails to meet primary endpoint in NSCLC

August 8, 2014
Results from a phase 3 trial have found that eribulin did not meet its primary endpoint of OS for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer that…
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Smoking habits persisted among cancer survivors

August 6, 2014
Nearly one-tenth of cancer survivors continued to smoke 9 years after diagnosis, according to results of a population-based study.Among that group…
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False-positive lung cancer screening results did not affect anxiety, quality of life

August 5, 2014
Individuals who received false-positive or abnormal lung cancer screening results demonstrated no significant difference in anxiety or quality of…
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Afatinib plus cetuximab shows promise for EGFR-mutated lung cancer

July 31, 2014
Afatinib plus cetuximab demonstrated clinical activity and a manageable safety profile in patients with EGFR-mutant lung cancers with acquired…
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Qiagen partners with AstraZeneca on diagnostic companion for gefitinib in NSCLC

July 28, 2014
Qiagen recently announced a collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca for the co-development and commercialization of a liquid biopsy-based companion…
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Liquid biopsies provide extensive information, but technology carries ‘potential for overuse’

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2014
Researchers have known for decades that tumors shed cells and DNA into the bloodstream.
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