Category Archives: Lung Cancer

A New Method to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

If you are cancer patients and have to receive chemotherapy agents such as taxanes (paclitaxol- Taxol and docetaxel-Taxotere), vinca alkaloids (vinorelbine-Navelbine) and platinum compounds (cisplatin, carboplatin – Paraplatin and oxaliplatin – Eloxatin), it is likely that you might experience chemotherapy … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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Cetuximab Increases Survival in Patients with Lung Cancer with High EGFR Expression

Good news for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)!  If you have NSCLC, you might like to ask your oncologist to check whether you have high expression of EGFR.  Patients with high EGFR expression represented about 25 percent of people … Continue reading

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New Monoclonal Antibodies Increased Survival in Lung Cancer Patients

A new study showed that non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who have high level of Met proteins in their tumor can have their survival increase three-fold by receiving experimental antibody MetMAb in combination with erlotinib (Tarceva).  In the trial, 137 previously-treated … Continue reading

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Another New Cancer Drug Crizotinib Shows Improvement in Survival

It looks like a number of new drugs might become available to lung cancer patients in the near future.  Results of an early-stage study suggested that nearly two-thirds of patients with late stage non-small-cell lung cancer who received the experimental … Continue reading

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Dietary Folate Intake Decreased Risk of Cancers

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin.  The name of folate is derived from the Latin word folium, which means leaf.  Folate is found naturally in green leafy vegetables, cereals, legumes and fruits, while folic acid is … Continue reading

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United States Was Ranked Seventh in Global Cancer Rates

According to the data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the United States has the seventh highest cancer rate in the world, according to new data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).  Of the … Continue reading

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Yunzhi Slows Progression of Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths, but most patients (over 69%) were diagnosed at advanced stages.  Although polysaccharide peptides (PSP), isolated from the fungus Yunzhi (Coriolus versicolor), have been reported to have anti-tumor effects … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Colorectal and Lung Cancers in Diabetic Patients?

It is no news to diabetic patients they are at increased risk of developing liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers.  What they want to know is how they can prevent cancers.  In the September issue of Cancer Prevention Research, two studies … Continue reading

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Afatinib Extend Time to Tumor Progression in Advanced Lung Cancer

Currently, no treatment exists for lung cancer patients with epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) mutation who have failed tyrosine kinase inhibitors, getifinib (Iressa) or erlotinib (Tarceva).  However, an investigational drug, afatinib (BIBW 2992), was recently found to increase progression-free survival and … Continue reading

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