Tag Archive | "lung cancer"

Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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SA Developed Melanoma Drug Now Seen Effective in Fighting Lung Cancer

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Source: www.woai.com Author: News Radio 1200 WOAI Staff   Keytruda, a cancer drug developed largely at San Antonio’s START Center, has already proven to be effective in treating advanced melanoma to the point that it is the major part of former President Jimmy Carter’s treatment.  Now, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports Keytruda has been given […]

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Current tobacco reports show 50 years of progress

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Source: the-scientist.com Author: Jef Akst   In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on the effect that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco have on human health, presenting strong evidence of the link between smoking and lung cancer, among other adverse consequences. During the last 50 years, significant progress has been made in […]

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Nearly 6 Percent Of Lung Cancer Tissue Samples From Non-Smokers Show Signs That HPV May Have Triggered The Tumors

Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Article Date: 12 Apr 2013 – 1:00 PDT Source: Medical News Today   A common virus known to cause cervical and head and neck cancers may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to new research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013. Examining tissue samples from lung cancer […]

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HPV linked to certain lung cancers; is oral sex to blame?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Source: www.medicaldaily.com Author: Jonathan Weiss By now, it’s a given that smoking causes lung cancer. The American Lung Association reports that 80 to 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer are smoking-related. The remaining 10 to 20 percent, though, has been more of a mystery — until now. A new line of research has […]

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$27 Million Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Cancer Victim

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Source: JDsupra.com A Florida man was awarded $27 million in compensatory and punitive damages against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds last month after doctors told him that 44 years of smoking caused his lung cancer. Plaintiff had lung removed due to cigarette addiction Thousands of lawsuits pending against big tobacco companies First payouts by big tobacco […]

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Declines in Smoking and Lung Cancer Mortality in the U.S.: 1975–2000

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Source: Oxford Journals Although changing smoking behaviors have had a major impact on lung cancer mortality in the U.S., the numbers of lung cancer deaths averted are only a small fraction of deaths that could have been avoided had all smoking ceased following the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report. Further efforts to control tobacco use are […]

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The 795 Thousand and Ending a Century of Tobacco

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Source: Oxford Journals Tonight, a grandfather will read his grandson a soothing bedtime story. Yesterday, a mother saw her son perform a brilliant violin solo. Tomorrow, a grandfather will see his granddaughter complete the first unassisted triple play in their community’s t-ball league history. What do these vignettes have in common? They represent just three […]

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Nearly 800,000 Deaths Prevented Due to Declines in Smoking

Monday, March 19, 2012

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Source: National Cancer Institute Twentieth-century tobacco control programs and policies were responsible for preventing more than 795,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States from 1975 through 2000, according to an analysis funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. If all cigarette smoking in this country had ceased […]

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Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report Worse Pain, Symptoms

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Source: MedScapeToday.com February 24, 2012 (Palm Springs, California) — Cancer patients who smoke experience more severe symptoms than nonsmoking cancer patients and are also at greater risk of misusing opioids, a new study shows. “Our findings show a profile of higher levels of physical symptoms (pain, fatigue, poor appetite, and insomnia) and psychological symptoms (depression […]

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