Lung Cancer News

What is Lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and form tumors. As tumors become larger and more numerous, they undermine the lung's ability to provide the bloodstream with oxygen. Tumors that remain in one place and do not appear to spread are known as “benign tumors”.

Malignant tumors, the more dangerous ones, spread to other parts of the body either through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. Metastasis refers to cancer spreading beyond its site of origin to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads it is much harder to treat successfully.

Primary lung cancer originates in the lungs, while secondary lung cancer starts somewhere else in the body, metastasizes, and reaches the lungs. They are considered different types of cancers and are not treated in the same way.

Novel oncogenic RET mutation found in small cell lung cancer
Aug 23 14


‘Liquid biopsy’ offers new way to track lung cancer
Jun 04 14


Bristol plans big lung cancer study, pairing immunotherapies
Mar 04 14


Scientists discover new protein involved in lung cancer
Feb 27 14


Lung and bladder cancers have common cell-cycle biomarkers
Jan 29 14


Non-smoking women still at higher risk for lung cancer
Dec 10 13


Lung cancer kills more Canadians than any other disease, but research, health support poorly funded
Nov 19 13


Diabetes drug metformin with chemo and radiation may improve outcomes in lung cancer patients
Oct 23 13


Potential new drug for some patients with treatment-resistant lung cancer
Oct 20 13


Targeted investigational therapy potential to overcome crizotinib resistance in lung cancers
Oct 20 13


New research shows PET imaging effective in predicting lung cancer outcomes
Oct 08 13


FDA-approved antidepressant may combat deadly form of lung cancer, Stanford study finds
Sep 27 13


Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Biomarker for Smoker’s Lung Cancer
Sep 19 13


New marker identified for early diagnosis of lung cancer
Sep 17 13


Lung cancer drug could aid plight of ectopic pregnancy patients
Sep 10 13


Collagen clue reveals new drug target for untreatable form of lung cancer
Aug 30 13


Scripps Florida Scientists Detail Critical Role of Gene in Many Lung Cancer Cases
Aug 29 13


Aspirin tied to smaller lung and colon cancer tumors
Aug 17 13


Lung cancer no longer just a ‘smokers’ disease’
Jul 18 13


UT Dallas study suggests new approach to fight lung cancer
Jun 19 13


Targeted therapy boosts lung cancer outcomes
Jun 02 13


MGH-led studies shed new light on targeted lung cancer therapy
Jun 02 13


Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
May 22 13


Doctors to older, heavy smokers: Get CT screening for lung cancer
May 07 13


Multicenter study confirms low testosterone in 84 percent of lung cancer patients taking crizotinib
Apr 17 13

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