Non-smoking Asian women have higher rates of lung cancer than other non-smokers
“Lung cancer rates are in decline across almost group, except non-smoking Asian American women, whose rates are increasing by 2% every year, a California study found. While 20% of all lung cancer cases are found in non-smokers, the study found that of Asian American women who have lung cancer, over 50% of that group are nonsmokers, according NBC News.”

Evolving Strategies in Managing and Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Ariel Lopez-Chavez, MD, provided insights into the current landscape of small cell lung cancer treatment, highlighting approved options and ongoing research.”

The Young Ambassador for Women With Lung Cancer
“Diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at age 33, Sydney Barned, MD, a nonsmoker, is on a mission to get this disease the attention it deserves, including among young women.”

VA announces steps to increase life-saving screening, access to benefits for Veterans with cancer
“WASHINGTON —Today, as a part of the Biden Cancer Moonshot, VA announced several critical new steps to expand preventive services, health care, and benefits for Veterans with cancer”

Hope and Innovation in the Lung Cancer Space
“Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, poses significant challenges to patients, caregivers and health care professionals alike. This special issue of CURE provides information on recent treatment developments, as well as insight into some of the issues currently faced by patients.”

Lung cancer disproportionately affecting Black communities
“New data reveals a harsh reality for Black and African Americans diagnosed with lung cancer, shedding light on disparities in early detection and access to care. Corey James investigates this pressing issue and speaks with Dr. Jonathan Villena, a thoracic surgeon specializing in lung cancer treatment at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital, for insights.”

Research Reveals Cigarette Smoke Shield for Lung Cancer Cells
“UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Lung cancer cells survive better and exhibit less cell damage when exposed to cigarette smoke in cell culture experiments compared to non-cancerous lung cells. New research by a team of undergraduate students led by a Penn State molecular biologist may have revealed how lung cancer cells can persist in smoke. The mechanism could be related to how cancer cells develop resistance to pharmaceutical treatments as well.”

Lung cancer treatment shows promise in tumor models
“DALLAS – March 11, 2024 – A molecule has demonstrated its ability to kill tumor cells and incite an immune response in preclinical models of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), according to UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The findings, published in Nature Communications, could lead to more successful treatments for SCLC, one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.”

AI may predict spread of lung cancer to brain
“Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis trained a machine-learning algorithm to predict accurately brain metastasis using biopsy samples from early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients. It was also highly accurate in predicting those patients who do not develop metastatic brain tumors.”