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Being fit may slow lung function decline as we age
Being fit may reduce the decline in lung function that occurs as we grow older, according to research presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference. (2016-05-16)
Metals released by burning fuel oil may damage children's developing lungs
A new study investigating the health impact of the chemical components of air pollution is reporting that two metals, nickel and vanadium (Ni and V), may be damaging to the developing lungs of children. (2016-05-16)
MSK surgeons present strategies for increasing survival in soft tissue sarcoma patients
In a presentation at the 96th AATS Annual meeting, Neel P. (2016-05-16)
Exacerbations in COPD patients hasten lung function loss
In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbations accelerated lung function loss, according to a new study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference. (2016-05-16)
Features of the 2016 Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC)
The 2016 IASLC Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference, held May 13-15, was organized under the aegis of International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Thai Society of Clinical Oncology, Chiang Mai Lung Cancer Group, Faculty of Medicine at the Chiang Mai University (CMU and the local organizing committee of APLCC 2016. (2016-05-16)
Tiny coils improve quality of life for patients with severe emphysema
Results from a large international trial were presented by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine at the American Thoracic Society International Meeting in San Francisco. (2016-05-15)
Risk of mortality linked to interstitial lung abnormalities
New research uncovering a link between Interstitial Lung Abnormalities and an increased risk of in-hospital mortality was shared at the ATS 2016 International Conference. (2016-05-15)
Very poorly controlled asthma highly prevalent in TENOR II cohort after more than a decade
Nearly half (48 percent) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens follow-up study (TENOR II) still had very poorly controlled (VPC) symptoms after more than a decade of treatment, according to a new study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference. (2016-05-14)
UC College of Medicine researcher receives $1.7 million grant to study cardiac hypertrophy
A new $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant will help University of Cincinnati researchers continue their investigation of the protein Human Antigen R and its possible role in cardiovascular disease, with the ultimate goal of translating this research to improve human health. (2016-05-13)
Ana Sofia Silva receives Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from ISASF
Ana Sofia Silva's thesis proposes a new therapeutic approach to lung cancer, the most common and leading cause of cancer death in both men and women worldwide. (2016-05-12)
New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging
A study published in the US journal, Aging by the University of Surrey and University of Rochester has made an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells. (2016-05-11)
Validation of an IHC screening tool for ROS1 gene rearrangements
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an effective tool that can be used for identifying proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1) gene rearrangements and screening patients for the administration of the targeted therapy crizotinib, a small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor. (2016-05-11)
Persistent childhood asthma linked to COPD
In the largest and longest US analysis of persistent asthmatics to date, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital found a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in early adulthood. (2016-05-11)
How does robotic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery compare to VATS for treating lung cancer?
A new study shows that robotic video-assisted lung resection to remove a tumor achieves comparable outcomes with no significant differences in complications compared to conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and robotic VATS (RVATS) may allow for preservation of more healthy lung tissue. (2016-05-10)
Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference to open in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The biennial Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC 2016), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from May 13-15, 2016. (2016-05-09)
Cancer may drive health problems as people age
A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. (2016-05-09)
Discovery of lung cancer mutations responsive to targeted therapies and to immunotherapies
Researchers from several major US universities and ITMO University in Russia have identified a number of new driver mutations in lung cancer cells that may be responsive to genomically targeted therapies and to immunotherapy. (2016-05-09)
IASLC commends FDA move to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer applauds the US FDA's decision to extend its regulation of tobacco products to e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco, among other products. (2016-05-06)
New treatment for children with ARDS
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. (2016-05-06)
Lung tumors hijack metabolic processes in the liver, UCI study finds
University of California, Irvine scientists who study how circadian rhythms -- our own body clocks -- control liver function have discovered that cancerous lung tumors can hijack this process and profoundly alter metabolism. (2016-05-05)
Older lung cancer patients experience excellent survival following surgery
Newly combined data offers a longer-term perspective on an increasingly growing population. (2016-05-05)
Technique rapidly reveals individual gene function
A team of researchers led by Leonid Kruglyak have developed a technique using the gene editing system CRISPR to rapidly identify gene variants. (2016-05-05)
Preliminary results comparing PD-L1 IHC diagnostic assays in lung cancer released
A pre-competitive consortia of pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic companies, and academic associations, including the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), announced phase I results of the 'BLUEPRINT PD-L1 IHC ASSAY COMPARISON PROJECT' at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on April 19. (2016-05-05)
New research from Yale and MIT describes bioreactor to support whole lung regeneration
An innovative mechanical system that mimics the ventilation and blood flow in the chest cavity, housed in a specialized, sterile bioreactor, can support the growth of engineered whole lungs at human scale. (2016-05-03)
Does freeze-thawing and IV delivery affect the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells?
Before the therapeutic potential of using human tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) to treat immune and degenerative diseases can be fully determined, the effects of freeze-thawing and intravenous delivery on MSC function must be understood. (2016-05-02)
Health sensing tool measures lung function over a phone call, from anywhere in the world
University of Washington researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function from anywhere in the world over a simple phone call. (2016-05-02)
Study identifies successful weight-gain prevention strategies for young adults
Scientists funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have identified strategies that might help young adults (aged 18 to 35 years) avoid weight gain. (2016-05-02)
Radiotherapy for lung cancer patients is linked to increased risk of non-cancer deaths
Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy is associated with a small but increased risk of death from causes other than cancer. (2016-05-01)
Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers
Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population. (2016-04-29)
Study links residential radon exposure to hematologic cancers in women
A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. (2016-04-28)
Gene therapy halts pulmonary hypertension progression in large animal pre-clinical study
Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart failure. (2016-04-28)
Scientific advances in lung cancer in 2015 highlighted by IASLC
Capturing and summarizing the remarkable progress in lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, staging, and treatment in 2015, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer announces the inaugural publication of 'Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer 2015' in the May 2016 issue of the IASLC's Journal of Thoracic Oncology. (2016-04-28)
Study reveals COPD linked to increased bacterial invasion
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. (2016-04-27)
Yoga may have health benefits for people with asthma
A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. (2016-04-26)
Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect children's lung health
According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. (2016-04-25)
Common steroid shows promise in healing damaged newborn lungs
Research from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago conducted in mice shows the drug hydrocortisone -- a steroid commonly used to treat a variety of inflammatory and allergic conditions -- can also prevent lung damage that often develops in premature babies treated with oxygen. (2016-04-25)
Advanced 3-D imaging technique applied for the first time to deadly lung disease
Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3-D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the body. (2016-04-21)
Three-dimensional imaging of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
In this issue of JCI Insight, Mark Jones and colleagues at the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK, used a micro-computed tomography method to create three-dimensional images of fibroblastic foci from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (2016-04-21)
Study establishes lung health response to cement dust exposure
Long-term exposure to cement dust at levels that are comparable to the present occupational exposure limits could cause a decline in lung volumes, according to a new study. (2016-04-20)
IASLC launches global newsmagazine focused on advances in lung cancer
This month, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer launched a global newsmagazine, the IASLC Lung Cancer News, to disseminate the latest developments in prevention, treatment and care of patients with thoracic malignancies to academia, the oncology community and the general public. (2016-04-19)
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