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This blog is an aggregation of credible lung cancer news and useful information to help anyone impacted by lung cancer.

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AI can categorize lung nodules' cancer risk, study suggests

AI can categorize lung nodules' cancer risk, study suggests Katie Adams A new artificial intelligence algorithm can accurately assess the risk of cancer associated with indeterminate pulmonary nodules in patients' lungs, according to a study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Traditionally, physicians use CT scans to assess lung nodules, which can lead to earlier cancer diagnoses. However, this approach can also lead to overtreatment if nodule
 

Melanoma Immunotherapy Offers Hope for Lung Cancer

By Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC - April 27, 2020   An immunotherapy that has demonstrated durable responses in patients with melanoma is now showing promise for those with non-small cell lung cancer. Tumor infiltrating lymphocyte therapy, or “TIL,” uses a patient’s own live immune cells to fight cancer. Surgeons remove a patient’s tumor and, in the lab, dissect and culture the T cells inside. These cells, which were able to detect and invade the tumor, are then multiplied by the billions — a
 

A Simpler Way to Sample: Liquid Biopsies in Lung Cancer

Liquid biopsies are easier on patients, yield faster results and cost less than tissue biopsies, but these blood draws don’t yet replace traditional tests. https://www.curetoday.com/publications/cure/2020/lung-1-2020/a-simpler-way-to-sample-liquid-biopsies-in-lung-cancer BY MEERI KIM, PH.D. PUBLISHED APRIL 20, 2020 During winter 2013, Larry Gershon had a bad cold that he couldn’t shake. The then 65-year-old print broker took cold medicine and steroids to fight off the symptom
 

How the New Coronavirus May Affect Lung Cancer Treatment

https://www.cancerhealth.com/article/new-coronavirus-may-affect-lung-cancer-treatment-1 Given recent findings that cancer patients may be at higher risk of contracting the new coronavirus if they visit medical centers, the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) has issued a work-in-progress advisory for lung cancer patients and their doctors on how to navigate cancer treatment during the pandemic. The guidance is specific to people with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accou
 

Surviving Coronavirus as a Lung Cancer Survivor

With everyone on edge during the coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to share this story of a lung cancer survivor who has fully recovered from the virus.     Man who lost lung battling cancer survives coronavirus decade later https://bit.ly/39LM8Br BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man who lost a lung to cancer about a decade ago has survived another health battle -- this time, with the coronavirus. It started as what he assumed was just a cold, but when Richard Botti, 61,
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