By Upal Basu Roy, MPH, PhD, Senior Director of Research, January 14, 2019
At LUNGevity, we are incredibly excited to welcome 2019 and see what advances this new year will bring! As we look forward, it’s important to remember all the advancements that 2018 brought us.
2018 was an exciting year: the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 8 new treatment approaches for lung cancer (of which 4 are biomarker-driven), PhRMA listed 132 new treatment approaches for lung cancer in development, and results of the Nelson trial on lung cancer screening in Europe were disclosed.
By Juhi Kunde, MA, LUNGevity Science Writer, November 26, 2018
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for about 15% of all lung cancers and is found most often in people with a history of tobacco exposure. Patients with late-stage SCLC often respond so well to initial treatments that the cancer usually regresses and can even become undetectable in some cases. Unfortunately, in the vast majority of these cases, the cancer soon returns aggressively and is then resistant to treatment.
Jonathan Lehman, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist and lung cancer researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who has seen firsthand the limited treatments...
By Kylie Buchan RDN, CSO, Savor Health, October 22, 2018
When you are undergoing lung cancer treatment, food may not be as desirable. This is especially true if your taste has diminished or changed. Adding herbs and spices to your foods can help enhance the flavors and make them more enjoyable to eat. But did you know that certain spices are beneficial for your health as a lung cancer patient? Below are a just a few spices and herbs to consider when cooking or preparing your meals to benefit your health and nutritional status.
Whether used as a fresh root or ground powder, ginger can provide benefit for the lung cancer...
By Juhi Kunde, MA, LUNGevity Science Writer, October 17, 2018
Dr. Joshua Campbell has been immersed in the field of lung cancer for several years and wanted to find a better way to diagnose squamous cell lung cancer patients, a subtype of non-small cell lung cancer, while the cancer is in early stages. “There is a huge need for research in this area,” he notes. “Improving early detection techniques will be key to improving survival rates for patients with squamous cell lung cancer.”
Squamous cell lung cancer is typically found in the main airways of the lungs and is more strongly associated with smoking than any other type of non-small cell...