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Liquid Biopsy May Guide Treatment and Improve Outcomes in Lung Cancer, New Study Shows
“While tissue biopsy is currently recommended as the gold standard for determining mutations in Non-small cell lung cancer, its success is not guaranteed, prompting the consideration of the liquid biopsy method as a viable alternative.”

Two in five Minnesota homes have high radon levels posing cancer risks
“More than 40% of Minnesota homes have dangerously high radon levels. That concerns health officials, because radon — an odorless, colorless radioactive gas — is the leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.”

Growing tiny tumors in the lab for personalized lung cancer treatment
“Chemotherapy and targeted therapy are the primary treatments offered to patients, but due to the heterogeneity of lung cancers, not all tumors respond to one or other of these treatments. Furthermore, cancer cells may develop resistance to treatment prompting consideration of combinations of several molecules. To identify the most effective compound or combinations for each tumor, testing on ex vivo cultures of patients’ tumors in the laboratory could be a solution. This methodology is the subject of this study.”

A Smoke Screen: Why Dying From Lung Cancer Isn’t Inevitable
“It’s high time we reframe how we think about lung cancer by ending the shame and judgment. I care less about if you quit smoking, I care more that you get screened. No one should have to die, period.”

New Urine Test Could Enable Early Lung Cancer Detection
“Using a new technology developed at MIT, diagnosing lung cancer could become as easy as inhaling nanoparticle sensors and then taking a urine test that reveals whether a tumor is present. The new diagnostic is based on nanosensors that can be delivered by an inhaler or a nebulizer. If the sensors encounter cancer-linked proteins in the lungs, they produce a signal that accumulates in the urine, where it can be detected with a simple paper test strip.”

If you smoked, this new low-dose CT lung cancer screening test and eligibility quiz could save your life.
“Take the quiz to see if you should get screened.”

Test your home for cancer-causing radon with a free test kit
“COLORADO (KRDO) — It’s National Radon Action Month, now proclaimed by Governor Jared Polis. Radon is known to cause lung cancer and comes from the uranium in our soil breaking down.”

Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise Can Delay Mortality in Inoperable Lung Cancer
“MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Higher device-measured moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) is associated with reduced 12-month mortality in people newly diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.”

Does vaping cause lung cancer?
“The saying goes ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ Vaping seems to be an exception to that rule, as vapes, or e-cigarettes, use electricity rather than fire to convert vape liquid with substances like tobacco, nicotine, CBD and THC, into a vapor that can be smoked or inhaled.”

TROP2 Is Associated with Primary Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Patients with Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Mechanisms of primary resistance to inhibitors of the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) signaling axis in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are still poorly understood. While some studies suggest the involvement of trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (TROP2) in modulating tumor cell resistance to therapeutic drugs, its specific role in the context of PD-1/PD-L1 axis blockade is not definitively established.”


Dr Michael Gieske on Addressing Lung Cancer Screening Disparities in Rural America
“Michael Gieske, MD, director of lung cancer screening at St. Elizabeth Health Care, discusses disparities in lung cancer incidence and mortality that the Rural Appalachian Lung Cancer Screening Initiative aims to address.”