Tag Archives: Lung Cancer

Integration of oncology with traditional treatment procedures driving the market worldwide

Progress and technological advancement in the field of medical science have created several opportunities in the field of oncology and oncology drugs.

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Chennai hospital installs new MRI system that can reduce scan time by upto 67%

Chennai: Global Hospitals on Saturday inaugurated the country’s first wide-bore 3T Silent Scan MRI with MAGiC, which can reportedly reduce scan time by as much as 67%, at its hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai. The hospital also inaugurated GE Healthcare’s Discovery IQ PET/CT system that can assist in diagnosis, staging and post treatment monitoring of cancer.

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A new way to diagnose and treat lung cancer

Singapore: A team of researchers from Singapore has discovered a class of small RNA molecules, known as oncomiRs, which are responsible for fuelling lung cancer. Published in Nature Communications, the findings provide fresh insight into understanding therapy resistance in lung cancer and unveil new avenues to monitor and treat the disease more effectively.

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Triple therapy to help fight deadly lung cancer

Washington: In experimental models of lung cancer, researchers have found that a combination of two drugs plus radiation can help treat resistant lung cancers which are susceptible to therapy.

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Opinion: Once macho, smoking is the biggest killer

It really worries me to see the sorry state of tobacco consumption in our country. It inflicts huge damage on the health of Indians and could be clocking up a death toll of 1.5 million a year by 2020 if more users are not persuaded to kick the habit.

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New radiation therapy better for lung cancer treatment

New York: A new radiation therapy, which has already been in use to treat prostate, brain, and head and neck cancers, also reduces chemotherapy side effects when administered in those afflicted with lung cancer, new research has found.

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US FDA expands approved use of Opdivo in advanced lung cancer

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer whose disease progressed during or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

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US FDA approves Keytruda for advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted accelerated approval for Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed after other treatments and with tumours that express a protein called PD-L1.

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New drug combo could make cancer more sensitive to chemo

London: Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell.

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FDA approves targeted therapy for first-line treatment of patients with a type of metastatic lung cancer

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Iressa (gefitinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours harbour specific types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

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