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Lung Cancer News

Week Ending April 12, 2021

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ACR, others call on nation’s largest private insurers to update lung cancer screening policies
“The American College of Radiology and other healthcare advocates are urging the nation’s top five private insurers to update their lung cancer screening coverage policies as soon as possible, the ACR said Thursday.”

A New Option for Some People With Lung Cancer: How This Immunotherapy/Chemotherapy Combo Can Increase Treatment Success
“Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer could help patients live longer, according to the results of a trial released at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting Saturday.”

Placing the patient at the center of lung cancer care
“Nearly seven years ago, McLeod Health made the decision to establish a screening program to detect lung cancer earlier and save lives through the use of low-dose lung CT scans.”

Nivolumab/Chemotherapy Improves PCR as Neoadjuvant Treatment of Resectable NSCLC
“Neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo) added to chemotherapy lead to an improvement in pathological complete responses (pCR), compared with chemotherapy alone, as treatment of patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to data from the phase 3 CheckMate-816 trial presented at week 1 of the virtual AACR Annual Meeting 2021.”

GUEST ESSAY: Lung cancer screening can save lives
“In March, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new lung cancer screening guidelines that double the number of individuals eligible for annual screening.”

MNT investigates: What is the role of genetic testing in lung cancer?
“Genetic testing plays an integral part in diagnosing and treating lung cancer.”

Researchers discover two new ways to treat small cell lung tumors
“Using samples of small cell lung tumors, a research team led by biologist Dr Silvia von Karstedt has discovered two new ways to induce tumor cell death. One of two subsets of tumor cells can be targeted by activating ferroptosis: iron-dependent cell death caused by oxidative stress.”

Clinton Township resident advocates for lung cancer funding, research
“CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Terita McKenzie said her mother deserved a fighting chance. Now, she’s giving her one.”

My Choices News

Week Ending April 12, 2021

The Role of Nutrition in Health
“It is currently estimated that about half of all American adults have one or more preventable and diet-related chronic diseases, the most common of which include cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. As the rate of these chronic diseases, which are often due to poor nutritional intake and physical inactivity, continues to climb, it is imperative that the role of nutrition in all aspects of health is fully understood.”

How Practicing Yoga Can Help Relieve Your Arthritis Pain Naturally
“Some who suffer from arthritis pain might assume that all types of exercise are off-limits, but yoga can help you feel better physically and mentally. Certified yoga therapist Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., a professor and director of research at Maryland University of Integrative Health and the founder and director of Yoga for Arthritis, explains why it works.”

Cocoa may protect males’ hearts from the effects of mental stress
“Stressful events — such as sitting an exam, giving a presentation, or attending a job interview — temporarily increase heart rate and blood pressure and dilate arteries. This is a normal part of the body’s “fight-or-flight” response, but the lining of blood vessels, known as the endothelium, can take up to 90 minutes to recover after this kind of stress.”

Crystals for Sleep: Catch More ZZZ’s with These Healing Stones
“The remedies for restless sleep are countless, like counting sheep, avoiding screens before bed, or practicing relaxation exercises. Another option that some people swear by is the use of crystals.”

How Acupuncture Helps Knee Pain
“Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body. This traditional Chinese medicine practice originated thousands of years ago and is based on the premise that inserting these needles into points on the body restores the flow of qi—the body’s energy—to promote healing, reduce pain, and encourage relaxation.”

How and why does diet influence immune function?
“We may take it for granted that our diet can influence the way our immune systems work. But how and why does what we eat impact the immune response? In this Honest Nutrition feature, we investigate.”

This Is How You Should Eat to Minimize Your Environmental Impact
“As easy as it is to base your health status off of your eating habits or your workout routine, these factors represent only a sliver of your overall wellbeing. Financial security, employment, interpersonal relationships, and education can all influence your state of health too, and as the globe gradually warms, it’s becoming clear that the environment can do the same.”

Lung Cancer News

Week Ending April 5, 2021

Pfizer’s Vizimpro is among 3 FDA-approved drugs that combat COVID-19 in lung cells: report
“Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared over a year ago, researchers around the world have been searching for existing drugs that might be repurposed to fight the virus. A team led by the University of Pennsylvania is adding three candidates to the growing list of potential anti-COVID-19 candidates—medicines they believe are particularly promising because they appear to inhibit the virus in respiratory cells.”

The states and counties with the highest rates of lung cancer
“Despite concerted public health efforts in cancer prevention and new innovations in diagnosis and treatment over the years, cancer remains America’s second-leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease.”

Targeted cancer therapy linked with adverse ocular events
“Targeted cancer therapy (TCT) has the potential to cause ocular toxicity, early recognition of which may prevent irreversible damage to the eye.”

High Tumor Mutation Burden Predicts Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Some Cancer Types
“A study investigating the predictive capabilities of high tumor mutation burden (TMB) found it was predictive of clinical responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors for a subset of cancer types, according to data published in Annals of Oncology.1”

7 Recent COVID-19 News and Updates That Patients With Cancer May Have Missed
“There has been countless news and updates involving COVID-19 during the past several months, including a third vaccine being granted emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here, CURE® looks back at some of the information regarding the virus and its connection to cancer that patients with cancer may have missed.”

What to know about treating NSCLC with checkpoint inhibitors
“Checkpoint inhibitors are a newer form of therapy that helps the body’s immune system target cancer cells.”

The Impact of Adjuvant Osimertinib in Resectable Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Although early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is potentially curable, patients with stage IB-IIIA NSCLC have a very high risk of recurrence and suboptimal survival.”

Higher-Dose Radiotherapy Improved Survival, Maintained Level of Toxicity for Limited-Stage SCLC
“Patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) experienced a substantial survival benefit without increased toxicity with a radiotherapy dose of 60 Gy compared with a lower dose of 45 Gy, according to data from a phase 2 trial (NCT02041845) published in The Lancet Oncology.”

Women’s Health: Advances in lung cancer treatment
“ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Between 80% and 85% of all lung cancer cases are considered to be non-small cell cancer, according to Harvard Medical School. There is a new treatment on the horizon that could improve outcomes, as NEWS10’s Christina Arangio found out when she talked to Dr. Hossein Borghaei.”

My Choices News

Week Ending April 5, 2021

Easing Breathlessness in Patients With Advanced Cancer
“Along with fatigue and depression, dyspnea is a common symptom that affects many patients with cancer.1 But while common, breathlessness can be both debilitating and very distressing for these patients.”

Why anti-inflammatory diets are great for overall health and a 7-day meal plan to get started
“Some of the most common and debilitating diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Crohn’s disease, have been linked to chronic inflammation. Fortunately, research indicates that it’s possible to keep inflammation at bay by maintaining a healthy diet.”

6 Reasons Why Outdoor Exercise Is Essential
“OUTDOOR EXERCISE – sometimes called green exercise – provides an array of benefits beyond those seen with traditional indoor workouts. It sounds a bit fantastical, but it’s true: Performing a workout outside yields benefits beyond what you would experience by completing that same workout indoors.”

Biodiversity is positively related to mental health
“The higher the number of plant and bird species in a region, the healthier the people who live there. This was found by a new study published in Landscape and Urban Planning and led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) and the Christian Albrechts University (CAU) in Kiel. The researchers found that, in particular, mental health and higher species diversity are positively related, whereas a similar relationship between plant or bird species and physical health could not be proven.”

Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years
“Following a routine of regular physical activity combined with a diet including fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods may be key to middle-aged adults achieving optimal cardiometabolic health later in life, according to new research using data from the Framingham Heart Study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.”

Young woman sitting inside her home, close to the window looking out. She is practicing social distancing due to pandemic of COVID-19 and stay at home order.How Isolation Can Affect Cognitive Function
“Since the start of the pandemic, many people are now working from home, caring for children, learning online and having reduced contact with extended family and friends.”

Can a common food preservative harm the immune system?
“The FDA currently require immunotoxicity testing for food additives. However, most food additives received approval decades ago, and the FDA do not mandate updated testing on previously approved additives.”

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat a Sandwich Every Day
“You have probably heard many different opinions about sandwiches over the years. While some may avoid them altogether because of the carb-dense bread, others relish being able to have a complete meal compacted into a handheld option.”

Beyond beautiful: How plants improve mental and physical wellness
“Flowers and plants are staples in many American homes, adding to the style and aesthetic of virtually any space. While the visual benefits of plants are widely embraced, many people are unaware of the ways plants can support mental and physical well-being, too.”

Two Kinds of Acupuncture Relieve Chronic Cancer Pain Better Than Drugs
“Acupuncture has a well-established reputation for alleviating discomfort. In a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, researchers reveal that two specific types of the needle-based therapy are particularly effective at mitigating chronic musculoskeletal pain in people who have survived cancer.”

Q&A: Components of a healthy diet and clean eating
“DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I gained a bit of weight during quarantine. And as spring approaches, I want to focus on losing the excess pounds. I enjoy exercise, but I struggle with snacking and eating more processed foods than I should. A friend suggested clean eating. Do you have any advice so I can focus on clean eating and making more healthful choices to get my nutrition back on track?”

Lung Cancer News

Week Ending March 29, 2021

NCCN Updates Clinical Practice Guideline for Small Cell Lung Cancer
“On March 23, 2021, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released an update to its clinical practice guideline for small cell lung cancer.”

Targeted therapies and better outcomes for small cell lung cancer? NCI study on actionable germline mutations finds a link
“A retrospective study conducted by a team of NCI researchers is dispelling the widely held notion that small cell lung cancer is almost exclusively tied to a history of smoking.”

The importance of lung cancer screenings
“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States, more than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined.”

Born In the USA Not an Advantage for Overall Survival From NSCLC
“City of Hope researchers find longer overall survival rates among nonsmall cell lung cancer patients (NSCLC) who are immigrants. Could this be another instance of the healthy immigrant paradox?”

AMG 757 Shows Early Efficacy, Safety in Small Cell Lung Cancer
“The half-life extended, DLL3-targeting bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) AMG 757 demonstrated early signals of efficacy and a favorable safety profile in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), according to interim first-in-human results of a phase 1 study (NCT03319940) that were presented during the 2021 European Lung Cancer Congress.”

Higher-Dose Radiotherapy Improved Survival, Maintained Level of Toxicity for Limited-Stage SCLC
“Patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) experienced a substantial survival benefit without increased toxicity with a radiotherapy dose of 60 Gy compared with a lower dose of 45 Gy, according to data from a phase 2 trial (NCT02041845) published in The Lancet Oncology.”

Lung cancer referrals drop by a third
“In England there were 20,300 fewer referrals for lung cancer symptoms between March 2020 and January 2021, with Cancer Research UK stating that the Covid-19 pandemic had created a “perfect storm of problems” that prevented patients from getting a diagnosis.”

My Choices News

Week Ending March 29, 2021

National Nutrition Month: Healthy eating guidelines
“National Nutrition Month is an educational campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, individuals are encouraged to make informed food choices and develop healthy lifestyle habits.”

What You Should Know About Spirulina Benefits, Nutrition, and More
“It’s a tiny spiral-shaped type of cyanobacteria that’s found naturally in some freshwater ponds and saltwater lakes, says Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Ojai, California, and author of California Vegan. It can also be grown in man-made lakes and in labs. From there, it is harvested and freeze-dried.”

Online mindfulness may improve mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
“The fear, anxiety and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. But a new study suggests these symptoms may be alleviated through safe and convenient online mindfulness practices.”

The Most Dangerous Ingredients in Energy Drinks, According to Dietitians
“The couch is sweetly singing “nap time,” but the day is young, and you have so much to do. So, you reach for an energy drink to get you through the next couple of hours. While these caffeine-jacked products keep you alert and “improve cognitive performance” (which manufacturers claim, but studies have debunked) they contain a cocktail of ingredients, some of which you may never have come across.”

Activity is good. Varied activity is better
“The recommendations are clear: physical activity is good for mental health. But it also depends on how varied it is. That’s what a new study by researchers at the University of Basel shows, pointing to one of the reasons why well-being suffers during the pandemic.”

Can Certain Types of Tea Really Help You Sleep?
“While there are several herbal teas marketed for their ability to help you doze off and get a sounder sleep, the evidence is mixed — largely because it can be difficult to study herbal tea intake and sleep quality in a large population over a duration of time.”

Want More Muscle? Go for the Greens
“If you want to improve your muscle function, regular helpings of leafy green vegetables might do the trick, new research suggests.”

Sustainable Food Is Good for You and the Planet
“FOOD IS PERSONAL. YET our choices have global impacts. As individuals, we may feel as if we have little control; and yet, we do. As consumers, we have the power of demand. As consumers, we also have the responsibility to be aware that our actions impact other people and our world.”

Should You Walk or Run for Exercise?
“Spring is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, and many people are looking for ways to stretch their legs, get out of the house, and maybe even burn some calories while they’re at it. We all know that regular exercise offers many physical and cognitive benefits, and more recently we’ve learned that walking might be one of the best exercises for health. But what about running? Is it like walking, only better?”

Lung Cancer News

Week Ending March 22, 2021

Palliative Care Considered Beneficial, Though Infrequently Used in Lung Cancer
“Nearly two-thirds of patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive lung cancer do not use palliative care, despite many having a favorable opinion of it, according to the results of a patient-centered survey study presented at the 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Singapore.”

Early Screening Gave Jeffrey Campbell a Chance to Cure His Lung Cancer
“Jeffrey Campbell of Bethlehem smoked for decades but figured lung cancer wasn’t in the cards for him. “I always felt healthy,” he says. “I could outrun almost anybody.” As a problem solver at Amazon, he walks up to 19 miles per shift. “My primary care doctor said I had the healthiest sounding lungs she’d ever heard on a smoker,” Campbell says. “But every year, she also advised me to get a lung cancer screening. I never did.”

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Apprehension for Trial Enrollment Among Patients With Cancer
“The majority of respondents in a survey study indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic made no difference in their decision to participate in an oncology clinical trial; however, the remaining respondents were more than 7 times more likely to indicate that the pandemic made them less likely to enroll in a clinical trial.”

Study Finds Many Lung Cancer Patients Do Not Know What Type They Have
“The increasing complexity of cancer treatments can create barriers to understanding diagnoses and treatments, with a new study finding that more than 10% of patients with lung cancer do not know what type they have.”

Advocating for Lung Cancer Research with the Lung Association
“Frederick Resident Heather Lohmann Advocates for More Lung Cancer Research, Early Diagnosis in Virtual meeting with MD Congress Members”

My Choices News

Week Ending March 22, 2021

Health & Wellness: A Dietary Approach to Supporting Immune Health
“It is undeniable that nutrition is a modifiable factor—one that you control—that affects your health in great ways. A variety of health concerns are associated with nutrition and weight, such as heart disease, diabetes and inflammatory conditions, as is overall general health.”

4 essential nutrients — are you getting enough?
“The newest dietary guidelines for Americans say that many Americans don’t get enough of four vital nutrients. Over time, a shortfall of these nutrients may affect different aspects of your health, from teeth and bones to your heart, gut, muscles, blood pressure, weight, and more.”

One Huge Side Effect of Going for More Casual Walks, Says New Study
“A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open contains at least one alarming statistic: A quarter of all women over the age of 65 are physically incapable of walking just two or three blocks or climbing a single flight of stairs.”

A more plant-based diet may improve cardiovascular health
“Dr. David Spence has long promoted the role of a more plant-based diet in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. While it is well known egg yolks have a high content of cholesterol, and meat contains both cholesterol and saturated fat, Dr. Spence points out that lesser-known culprits in eggs and red meat could be increasing the levels of toxic metabolites produced by the intestinal microbiome, that negatively impact cardiovascular health.”

Benefits of Bee Pollen: What Experts Need You to Know
“Bees are a blessing. They play an important ecological role as pollinators, supporting many valuable farm and garden crops, as well as wild plants. And on top of helping us grow our food, some bees make enough food of their own to share, albeit not voluntarily.”

7 Types of Tea That Can Help Take The Edge Off
“Life can get quite stressful now and then. Much of the cumulative effects of the challenges and hurdles of everyday life result in depression and anxiety. So much so that many people need some help to unwind and relax after a hectic day. Some people prefer to use yoga and physical exercises to relax, while others rely on alcoholic beverages.”

Tai Chi vs. Yoga: What To Know About These Ancient Mind-Body Practices
“Mind-body movement offers the ultimate two-for-one combo: As you work on your physical health, strengthening your muscles and balancing out your body, you also nourish your mind in a major way.”

The best core exercises for older adults
“After a long winter with lots of isolating and maybe too little physical activity, it might be time to give your core muscles more attention.”

Which Type of Water Is Right for You? Here’s How to Choose
“Water is not just water anymore. Grocery shelves are packed with a dizzying array of choices, from plain to flavored, mineral to coconut to vitamin-infused.”

If Your Daily Walk Isn’t Curing Your COVID-19 Depression, You’re Not Alone
“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought drastic changes to our day to day, especially in how often we move our bodies. But a more sedentary lifestyle can have detrimental effects on our health and minds. A recent study links decreased exercise during the pandemic to increased depression in college students.”

What’s for dinner?
“Even if you enjoy cooking, chances are you find yourself wondering what to make for dinner once in a while — especially if you’re trying to eat more healthfully. And maybe you or someone in your household avoids all animal products or follows a low-carb eating style. Perhaps you need an easy meal for a quick weeknight supper or something a little fancier for a special occasion.”

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My Choices News

My Choices© Update
Week Ending March 15, 2021

All About Cherries: Nutrition, Benefits, Types, Side Effects, and More
“Is there anything more summery than a bowl of ripe cherries? Sweet, snackable, and nutritious, this superfood deserves a place in your diet. “Cherries are a good source of healthy compounds like fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and polyphenols,” says Samantha Heller, RD, who’s based in New York City. (Polyphenols are plant compounds that have antioxidant properties.”

Try These 11 Easy Plant-Based Swaps for Meat and Dairy, Says a Nutritionist
“When you’re trying to cut out meat and dairy, one easy way is to find plant-based swaps for some of your favorite items like Ricotta cheese. We asked Sheri Vettel, a Registered Dietician at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, to explain the benefits of making these strategic swaps, then recommend plant-based choices for your long-term health goals.”

How Much Exercise Is Required to Reap Health Benefits?
“Here is what we know for sure: An overwhelming amount of evidence points to the fact that a physically active lifestyle provides a variety of positive health outcomes. Participating in regular exercise, whether it be structured workouts or unstructured activity such as hiking and biking, has been shown to lessen the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), colon and breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes.”

Could what we eat improve our sleep?
“We think of eating a nutritious diet and exercising as healthy behaviors, but sleep is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Why is this? Sleep sets the stage for our days. If we experience sound sleep for seven to eight hours, we arise energized in the morning. Diet, exercise, and sleep work synergistically, and affect one another. All three can have an effect on our daily well-being and longevity.”

Five herbal medicines potent against tick-borne disease babesiosis in lab
“Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., today announced the publication of new data finding that five herbal medicines had potent activity compared to commonly-used antibiotics in test tubes against Babesia duncani, a malaria-like parasite found on the West Coast of the U.S. that causes the disease babesiosis.”

Should Employers Consider Benefits Tailored to the Whole Employee?
“Understanding the whole of an employee can better help to ensure their safety—both physically and mentally. In a world where employees and workers are consumed with a global pandemic, burnout, increased mental health symptoms and stressors at work, it is worth it for employers to look into more wholistic benefits to offer to employees.”

Acupuncture Stops Hiccups Due To Stroke
“Acupuncture demonstrates clinical efficacy for the treatment of persistent hiccups induced by stroke. First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers conclude that acupuncture treatment combined with medications is superior to drug monotherapy. Based on clinical results, the researchers add that acupuncture is a worthwhile treatment application due to its simplicity, safety, and cost-effectiveness for the treatment of hiccups induced by stroke.”

Make every bite count this Nutrition Month
“March is Nutrition Month and it is a great time to focus on what fuels your body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released new recommendations this year to help you make healthy choices and make every bite count.”

Improving health by studying gut bacteria
“Frese is studying how diet affects the interactions between humans and bacteria, specifically in the gut microbiome, which is the bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi, as well as their collective genetic material, present in the gastrointestinal tract.”

Has There Ever Been Real Science Behind Cupping Therapy?
“It’s been five years since Michael Phelps showed up to the 2016 Rio Olympics with a bunch of dark, perfectly circular bruises all over his back and shoulders. That was the first time that most of the Western world had heard of “cupping,” though the recovery therapy has been practiced in Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine for more than 1,500 years. The Taoist alchemist Ge Hong was on his cupping grind in the fourth century.”

Q&A: How owning pets can lead to a healthier lifestyle
“DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been working from home as a result of COVID-19. The adjustment has been difficult, and created a lot of stress and strain on my mental and physical health. I find that I spend much of my time in front of the computer. I eat more often, and I barely go outside.”

Research shows that when music therapy is used with conventional cancer treatments it can help improve both emotional and physical well-being.
“Norton Healthcare has joined many major medical settings around the nation in using music as a therapeutic tool. Top cancer centers are among those using music therapy as a key part of their integrative medicine programs. According to the American Music Therapy Association, 6,000 credentialed music therapists are practicing in the U.S., 15% of whom work in medical or surgical sites.”

But I don’t feel like exercising…
“Not long after the first fitness magazine was published, a list probably followed soon after, ranking the best fitness equipment. This tradition has continued, with the implicit message: use this and exercise will be yours.”

COVID-19 depression and anxiety: How to take care of your mental health
“To say that the past year has done a number on our collective mental health is an understatement. The coronavirus pandemic, high rates of unemployment, racial inequality and a divisive, at times hostile, political climate have driven stress way up among Americans. More than 40% of people reported having symptoms of depression and anxiety in January of 2021, compared to just 11% between January and June, 2019.”

Switch to Plant-Based Diet Can Cut Your Odds for Stroke
“A healthy, plant-based diet could reduce your risk of stroke by up to 10%, researchers say. This type of diet includes greater amounts of foods like vegetables, whole grains and beans, and fewer less-healthy foods like refined grains or added sugars.”

What Are the Types of Fats, and Which Are Actually Healthy?
“Fat has had a bad rep since the 1980s, but like many things in nutrition, it’s not black and white. The types of fats matter too when we’re talking about the benefits or drawbacks of adding this macronutrient to your diet—and, of course, there are no “good” or “bad” foods. Still, you’ve probably heard the term healthy fats thrown around, but what does that really mean?”

Medicine, Not Healthy Food, Is Still the Best Medicine
“Late last year, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey went live on the Freakonomics podcast and claimed that Americans don’t need better access to health care. Instead, he said, “The best solution is not to need health care. The best solution is to change the way people eat, the way they live, the lifestyle and diet.” People weren’t happy.”

This is the best time of day to exercise, backed by science
“Finding time to exercise is really a challenge for many people. Exercise is important, but everyone also has lives with jobs, families, significant others, friends, household duties, errands and, you know, the need for rest and sleep.“

Lung Cancer News

Week Ending March 15, 2021

How The Latest Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Impact Women, Race, Addiction And Covid-19
“The second-most common cancer and leading cause of cancer death in the United States may see its numbers drop.”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Requirement for Shared Decision-making for Lung Cancer Screening
“In 2011, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) demonstrated that annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) reduced lung cancer mortality among current or former heavy tobacco users.1 While the trial found that low-dose CT screening was beneficial, screening also posed important harms, including false-positive results, radiation exposure, overdiagnosis, incidental findings, and complications from invasive procedures, particularly in participants who did not have lung cancer.”

‘A Breath of Fresh Air’: FDA’s Cosela Approval May Improve Quality of Life in Lung Cancer
“The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of a first-in-its-class drug, Cosela (trilaciclib), is refreshing for patients and providers, according to a lung cancer expert.”

THIS is how lung cancer patients can benefit from yoga as suggested by grandmaster Akshar
“Yoga builds strength, stamina, and flexibility for the body. This is extremely crucial in order to gain maximum benefits from the treatment and heal in a healthy and holistic manner. Find out how yoga can help in healing lung cancer patients and its additional benefits.”

What You Need to Know About the Major Update to Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
“There are new guidelines for lung cancer screening, which will make many more people—especially women and Black people—eligible for screening earlier in their lives.”

Trial Assessing Novel Drug in Patients With Previously Treated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Fails to Meet its Goal of Improving Survival
“The phase 3 CANOPY-2 trial failed to meet its main goal of improving overall survival in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non–small cell lung cancer whose disease progressed on or after prior platinum-based chemotherapy and treatment with PD-1/L1 inhibitor therapy, according to Novartis.”

Roundtable Discussion: How to Treat a Patient With Non–Small Lung Cancer and When to Use the PACIFIC Regimen
“Jessica Donnington, MD, professor of Surgery and chief, of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, led a discussion with a group of peers regarding treatment of non–small cell lung cancer during a virtual Targeted Oncology Case-Based Roundtable event.”

Looking at the Big Picture of Small Cell Lung Cancer
“Small cell lung cancer is a unique type of lung cancer affecting 13% to 15% of all lung cancer cases, and treating the disease is based on if and how the cancer spread through the body, according to a presentation at CURE® Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit.”

FDA Approves Companion Diagnostic for ALK-Positive Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
“The FDA has approved the VENTANA ALK (D5F3) CDx assay as a companion diagnostic to identify patients with ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are eligible to receive treatment with lorlatinib (Lorbrena).”

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Lung Cancer Choices 4th Edition can be a useful tool for anyone who is caring for someone with lung cancer, but its primary focus is on the patient.

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