Lung cancer survivor with loved one.

Living as a Lung Cancer Survivor

By Rachel Ernst |

Being a lung cancer survivor brings different meanings for everyone. For some patients, new challenges emerge while they learn to live with cancer that does not go away. For others, their treatment may successfully destroy cancer completely. As a lung cancer survivor, there are benefits to receiving follow-up care and emotional support from loved ones.

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Patient receiving CT scan to help predict treatment outcome using radiomics.

Radiomics to Boost SCLC Detection

By Rachel Ernst |

Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents a low percentage of lung cancers. However, this type tends to cause damage quicker as it spreads at a faster rate than other cancers. Advancements in radiomics can help detect SCLC more efficiently.

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Scholarship Opportunities for Students

By Morgan Barnhardt |

Lung Cancer Center supports everyone affected by diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma. We have carefully chosen three credible cancer awareness scholarships for students, with deadlines approaching soon.

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Project Supervisors Negligence of Asbestos Regulations

By Jennifer Verta |

Asbestos related diseases tend to emerge from inhaling or coming in contact with asbestos. Handling and removing the harsh toxin calls for attention to detail and precision and when supervisors fall short, negligence can put workers and bystanders at risk.

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How Much Does Lung Cancer Treatment Cost?

By Rachel Ernst |

The US population is growing and aging at significant rates, according to the CDC’s Cancer Incidence Projections between 2015 and 2050. The public health agency predicts an overall increase in annual cancer cases. The increasing lung cancer treatment cost and rising occurrences could leave people spending more money out-of-pocket.

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Women receiving treatment in small-cell lung cancer clinical trial

Henlius Small-Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Meets Primary Endpoint

By Rachel Ernst |

In a Phase 3 small-cell lung cancer clinical trial in China, Shanghai Henliu Biotech, Inc. announced that the study met its primary endpoint. The study, assessing the use of first-line PD-1 inhibitor serplulimab plus chemotherapy in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), indicated the combination improved the overall survival of participants. The successful results mean the study’s primary endpoint has been met.

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This is an image of a everyday person smoking from a vape pen, which could lead to lung cancer.

The Link Between Vape Pens and Lung Disease

By Destiny Bezrutczyk |

Vape pens and e-cigarettes have become a common smoking device used to inhale flavored aerosols packed with nicotine, THC, and other chemicals. Research shows that the use of vape pens lead to symptoms directly related to lung disease.

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Immunotherapy drugs for mesothelioma treatment shared at World Conference on Lung Cancer.

World Conference on Lung Cancer New Treatment Findings

By Rachel Ernst |

The World Conference on Lung Cancer took place virtually on Sept. 8-14. The conference addressed new research findings and potential treatment options as well as welcomed new strategies to build on the success of the recent lung cancer treatment transformation.

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Lung cancer, conceptual image.

Is Mesothelioma a Lung Cancer?

By Destiny Bezrutczyk |

Mesotheliomas are a rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. They can grow in the lining of the abdominal cavity, around the heart, and the lining surrounding the lungs. Too, exposure can cause lung cancer. The nearness of these cancerous growths and similarity in symptoms may lead people to question if mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer.

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X-ray showing if a patient's stage 4 lung cancer is curable

Is Stage 4 Lung Cancer Curable?

By Madeline May |

Lung cancer patients are often diagnosed during the advanced stages, such as stage 4. This late diagnosis often impacts a patient's treatment options and survival rate.

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World Cancer Day

By Morgan Barnhardt |

How many people have cancer in the world? The disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with an estimated 18.1 million cases in 2020. Sadly, more than one-third of cancer cases are preventable. Every February, World Cancer Day spreads awareness about this global epidemic to save lives. 

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Is Stage 3 Lung Cancer Curable?

By Madeline May |

When lung cancer develops into stage 3, it has begun to spread beyond the original site. Medical professionals refer to this period as an advanced stage of lung cancer. Many people wonder though - is stage 3 lung cancer curable?

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