Reducing Radon Decreases Exposure To Lung Cancer
“LINCOLN – More than 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year are from exposure to radon gas, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nebraska is third in the nation with the potential for high radon levels behind Iowa and Pennsylvania. The most vulnerable area in Nebraska is the eastern third of the state due to a layer of rock closer to the surface compared to other areas of the country.”

Gilead says Trodelvy fails to meet primary goal in 2nd-line lung cancer trial
“Jan 22 (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences on Monday said a late-stage trial of its antibody-drug conjugate Trodelvy failed to show that it significantly improved survival for previously treated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).”

Normalcy Following a Life-Threatening Cancer Diagnosis
“On January 2, 2020, my oncologist, Dr. G, told me I was in remission from stage 3B lung cancer. My husband and I stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way home to celebrate, and the clerk at the donut shop gave us our blueberry muffins free of charge. That day was special; it was the beginning of two and a half months of excitement, joy, hope and optimism about the future. After that I looked forward to a lot of what I called, normalcy.”

PET/CT improves diagnostic biopsy rates in lung cancer patients
“PET/CT imaging can serve as a metabolic guide to increase the accuracy of needle biopsies in patients with suspicious lung nodules, according to a study published January 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. A team that included researchers in the U.K., Greece, and the U.S. studied whether F-18 FDG-PET/CT scans showing metabolic activity of suspicious nodules improved the accuracy of CT-guided biopsies, and the group recommended the approach based on the results.”

Patient finds hope after failed lung cancer treatment
“After receiving a second opinion at Norton Cancer Institute, a lung cancer patient gets a second chance at life.”

Evolving Landscape of Genetic Testing in Oncology
“The use of genetic testing in oncology has expanded in recent years, and there has been a transformative impact of understanding DNA in cancer. Identifying genetic abnormalities in cancer cells, characterizing tumors, and using molecular markers for targeted therapies can make significant differences in creating treatment plans.”

High-Dose Radiotherapy Plus Chemotherapy Is Effective in Locally Advanced NSCLC
“A combination of high-dose stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) plus chemotherapy showed an acceptable safety profile and efficacy as a treatment for patients with locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer that is not suitable for surgery, according to a study conducted by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.”

Taletrectinib Continues to Demonstrate High Clinical Activity in Advanced ROS1+ NSCLC
“Treatment with the next-generation ROS1 TKI taletrectinib (AB-106) yielded robust, durable, and consistent overall and intracranial responses in patients with locally advanced or metastatic ROS1-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were ROS1 TKI naive and with prior exposure to a ROS1 TKI, according to data from the phase 2 TRUST-II trial (NCT04919811) that were presented during the 2023 ESMO Congress.”


‘Terrifying’ footage shows breathing with a normal lung compared to a smoker’s lung
“A video showing the effects smoking has on lungs has been shared online, giving many a serious reality check when it comes to smoking. There’s no denying how bad smoking is for your health, but seeing it up close and personal really shows how much damage it can do.”

Woman inspired by mom’s cancer battle hoping to run Boston Marathon in her honor
RIVIERA BEACH — How far will you go for your mom? For a Palm Beach County woman the answer is all the way to the Boston marathon. The race is scheduled for April 15.”