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  • Meet Blat: The Barcelona dog that can detect lung cancer from sniffing a person’s breath

    10/07/2017 1:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | Fiona Govan
    Every dog owner will tell you that their four-legged friend is brimming with special qualities. But in the case of this labrador-cross, it wouldn’t be empty boast. For Blat is a pioneering dog with a powerful nose. He is one of just a handful of canines in the world – and the only one in Spain – that has been trained to detect lung cancer. And he can do so from just a whiff of the breath of someone suspected of having the disease. According to a study published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Blat had a success...
  • Drugs show promise in fighting breast, lung and prostate cancers

    06/05/2017 1:43:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2017 | CBS/AP
    Several drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's especially striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide.   Here are some highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago:
  • 'Tuck Everlasting' Author Natalie Babbitt Dies at 84

    11/01/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children's novel Tuck Everlasting, has died after battling cancer. She was 84. Babbitt, who also was an illustrator, had been diagnosed with lung cancer recently and died at her home in Hamden, Conn., on Monday, said her husband, Samuel Fisher Babbitt.
  • Please Pray for a Young Mother

    06/21/2016 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 45 replies
    self | 21 JUNE 2016 | Bigg Redd
    Asking for prayers for someone whom I have never met. One of my sons works with Jen, who recently learned that she has bone cancer in one leg and cancer in one of her lungs. Prayers requested also for this woman's husband Phil, a marine, and for her 2 small children.
  • Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer

    04/26/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks By John Stossel Published April 20, 2016 I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • Study: Bagels linked to increased risk of lung cancer (U of TX)

    03/09/2016 1:39:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 256 replies
    This will make you stop spreading the cream cheese and toss that bagel away. A study says the carbs in bagels can raise your risk for lung cancer. The University of Texas study says high glycemic diets raise the risk of lung cancer by 49 percent, even for people who never smoked. …
  • Cuba Will Save The World: The Cuban Medicine Has Released First World Vaccine Against Lung Cancer

    12/10/2015 5:20:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pretty big news comes from the island nation known for the quality of its cigars.This news is already making big noise in the western medical world. Xinhua reports that Cuban medical authorities have released the first therapeutic vaccine for lung cancer. In Cuba, 20,000 people die each year of lung cancer.It is the leading cause of death in 12 of the 15 Cuban provinces. CimaVax-EGF is the result of a 25-year research project at Havana's Center for Molecular Immunology, and it could make a life or death difference for those facing late-stage lung cancers, researchers there say. CimaVax-EGF isn't a...
  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...
  • Buddy Baker passes away

    08/10/2015 4:54:52 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 25 replies
    Fox sports ^ | 08/10/2015 | Fox Sports
    On Monday Morning, Buddy Bakers death apwas announced by Sirius XM NASCAR
  • Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind state smoking age bill

    06/19/2015 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 10:48 PM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Hawaii’s governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21. The measure aims to prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes. Gov. David Ige signed it into law Friday. Dozens of local governments have similar bans, including Hawaii County and New York City. “Raising the minimum age as part of our comprehensive tobacco control efforts will help reduce tobacco use among our youth and increase the likelihood that our keiki will grow up tobacco-free,” said Ige, using the Hawaiian word for children. In Hawaii, 86...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

    02/25/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · by Wolfie · 109 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb. 23, 2015
    Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal Scientific Reports. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Previous studies consistently ranked marijuana as the safest recreational drug, but it was not known that the discrepancy was this large. The researchers determined the mortality risk by comparing a lethal dose of each substance with the amount typically used. Not only was...
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • More Proof That Congress Is a Criminal Enterprise Operation

    01/05/2015 3:48:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Investment Watchdog ^ | 1/4/2015 | David Hodges
    It is not a news flash that Congress is corrupt. Their 9% approval rating is symbolic of how this criminal enterprise body is perceived by the American people. Can you actually believe that Representative John Boehner admits that bribery of members of Congress is standard operational procedure. Further, Boehner admits that this is a long-standing practice. “When the House minority leader was questioned about taking bribes from tobacco lobbyists in June of 1995 in exchange for taxpayer subsidies, and then redistributing them to other congressional members on the House floor, Boehner said, “They [the lobbyists] asked me to give out...
  • How a Heart Attack Saved my Life

    08/07/2014 1:12:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, July 29, 2014 | By: Jenny Hudson
    SYLVIA GREEN's health scare turned out to be a blessing in disguise when it revealed she had lung cancer that would have otherwise remained hiddenWhen Sylvia Green was rushed into hospital with severe chest pains she could not have imagined what lay ahead. The 75-year-old had suffered a heart attack and had to spend her wedding anniversary and Christmas in hospital. However the heart attack and subsequent tests would turn out to be a blessing in disguise, revealing Sylvia had cancer which would otherwise have remained hidden. “I had a chest X-ray and the doctor said, ‘We have found a...
  • Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

    05/14/2014 5:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2014 5:21 PM EDT
    Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates. It would cost Medicare $2 billion a year to follow recent advice to offer these lung scans—and fuel angst about rising health costs that are borne by everyone, not just smokers, the study found. […] Lung cancer is the world’s top cancer killer, mainly because it’s usually found too late for treatment to do much good. Most deaths involve Medicare-age people, and most are due to smoking....
  • New clinical trials underway for advanced lung cancer patients

    04/19/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    PBS NEWSHOUR ^ | April 19, 2014 | Interrogatory
    HARI SREENIVASAN: Another medical story that caught our attention this week. Word of what’s described as a pioneering clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer. What’s novel is not necessarily the drugs being used, but how many and how they’re being targeted. Dr. Mark Kris, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, joins us. So what are they doing in the U.K. with this clinical trial? What’s so interesting about it? DR. MARK KRIS: They are taking a discovery that was made here almost ten years ago now where specific genes are damaged in lung tumors. And the...
  • Cancer’s Ray of Hope

    01/25/2014 11:58:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 25, 2014 | Noel Sheppard
    By now you might have heard I was diagnosed with cancer a few days ago. Our dear friends at Twitchy, my buddy Andrew Klavan, and the Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein have the blow-by-blow of my first trip to the hospital, my eventual admittance, and the astonishing number of prayers that have come in for me from around the country and the world. To say the attention was unimaginable is an understatement of epic proportions. So let me just begin with: THANK YOU! People should next know that this disease came completely out of the blue. I had no symptoms other...
  • Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all (qualify)

    12/31/2013 8:21:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 31, 2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON -- Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even as they stressed that the tests aren't for everyone. The long-anticipated decision by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says these CT scans of the lungs should be offered only to people at especially high risk: those who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an equivalent amount, such as two packs a day for 15 years — and who are...