Items tagged as "lung cancer"
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Patients with a common form of lung cancer — lung squamous cell carcinoma — have very few treatment options. That situation may soon change. A team of cancer biologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida is reporting in the Feb. 10 issue of Cancer Cell the discovery of two oncogenes [...]Created by Kevin Punsky
Note: Funding information at the end of the news release has been updated. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — July 10, 2012. Cellular change thought to happen only in late-stage cancers to help tumors spread also occurs in early-stage lung cancer as a way to bypass growth controls, say researchers at Mayo Clinic [...]Created by Paul Scotti
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A single gene that promotes initial development of the most common form of lung cancer and its lethal metastases has been identified by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Their study suggests other forms of cancer may also be driven by this gene, matrix metalloproteinase-10 (MMP-10). The [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
While it remains a big killer, treatment for lung cancer is saving more lives. In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski discusses surgery for advanced lung cancer. To listen, click the link below. Surgery for Advanced Lung CancerCreated by Admin
Over the last several years, cities across the continent and the world have instituted smoking bans in public places. The bans are inconvenient for smokers, but they're thought to be healthy for communities as a whole. Paul Scanlon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic lung expert, discusses some recent findings.
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Research has shown that for some cancers, screening for early detection most definitely saves lives. Examples are mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopy for colon cancer. But not all cancers have screening tools that have been proven to work. Let's go to Mayo Clinic to learn more about screening [...]Created by Admin
Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a specific protein pair may be a successful biomarker for identifying smoking-related lung cancers. The protein is called ASCL1. ASCL1 is known to control neuroendocrine cell development and was previously linked to regulation of thyroid and small cell lung cancer development, but not smoking-related lung cancer. [...]Created by Dana Sparks
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, of which Mayo Clinic is a partner, is announcing a preliminary recommendation that people at high risk for lung cancer consider having annual low-dose CT scans. Smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing lung cancer, resulting in 85 percent of the lung cancers in the United States, and high-risk individuals are those 55 to [...]Created by Dennis Douda
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Mayo Clinic has developed a new software tool to noninvasively characterize pulmonary adenocarcinoma, a common type of cancerous nodule in the lungs. Tobias Peikert, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and senior author of the study, says,“Pulmonary adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung [...]Created by Dana Sparks