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Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Undergoing pleurectomy and decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma generally leads to improved quality of life after the surgery.

Lung Cancer Signature Detected Via Breath Test Improves Early Diagnosis

Breath analysis offers an option for both primary screening and postsurgery monitoring of patients with lung cancer. Exhaled breath has certain carbonyl VOCs that indicate the presence of lung cancer in a process researchers hope will receive FDA approval.

Imaging Technique Is Predictive of Immunotherapy Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Results from phase II trial on the use of FDG-PET to evaluate the efficacy of an immunotherapy drug in the treatment of NSCLC.

Up to One-Quarter of Patients With Lung Cancer Ineligible for Immunotherapy

Fourteen percent to 25% of patients with lung cancer also have autoimmune disease. This comorbidity could make them unsuitable candidates for immunotherapy.

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Overall Survival in Early Stage NSCLC

Adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage Ib non-small cell lung cancer improved overall survival and 5-year overall survival.

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Stage IB NSCLC

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Stage IB NSCLC

In patients with completely resected stage IB NSCLC, adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved survival regardless of tumor size.

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

Cigarette smoking is more common among survivors of AYA cancer than those without cancer, and smoking is associated with greater comorbidities and poorer general health.

Biochemical Marker Is a Better Predictor of Adverse Effects in Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Albumin concentration with an established cutoff point is proven a better predictor of both chemotherapy toxicity and survival in patients with advanced lung cancer.

Referrals for Lung Cancer CT Imaging Screening Remain Low Among Family Physicians

Most family physicians report discussing low-dose CT imaging with patients at high risk for lung cancer, but referrals for screening remain low, a study published in the journal Cancer has shown.

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.

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