Biopsy-based study tilts field toward personalized treatment, more efficient clinical trials The first lung cancer clinical trial to guide targeted therapies to patients based on molecular signatures in tumor biopsies is a step toward personalized care and more effective, efficient clinical trials for new drugs, study leaders reported today during the American Association for Cancer […]

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Testing lung cancer patients for tumor markers would enable doctors to choose which drug the patient is most likely to respond to, improving the chances for successful treatment, according to results from a recent trial. The mid-stage study, conducted at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and […]

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The authors base their assessment on the results of relevant studies, the recently published S1 guideline of the German Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a current publication from the German Commission on Radiological Protection. These indicate that radon within residential buildings makes a major contribution to the radiological exposure of the general population. […]

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A man and a teenager who kicked a terminally ill cancer sufferer to death in Suffolk have been jailed for life. Father-of-three John Vry, 55, suffered a “horrific and sustained” attack in an alleyway in Lowestoft in December 2008, Ipswich Crown Court heard. James Killingback, 23, of Denmark Road, Lowestoft, was sentenced on Thursday to […]

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Dexter Star’s Cancer Scare? – Actor Michael C. Hall, who plays a serial killer in the TV series “Dexter,” said on Wednesday that he has been battling cancer but the treatment is almost finished and the disease is in remission. The 38-year-old actor said in a media statement that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, […]

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Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure and is most commonly found in the outer lining of the lungs called the mesothelium. A majority of the people who develop mesothelioma contract this cancer through breathing in asbestos fibers or being exposed to asbestos dust while on the […]

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