An archive photo MINSK, 14 February (BelTA) – Belarus' NatiVita and Cuba's Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) have signed an agreement on the transfer of technology for full-cycle production and quality control of a vaccine to treat lung cancer CIMAvax-EGF, BelTA learned from the company. CIMAvax-EGF is specifically used to treat locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) (stages IIIB-IV). According to statistics, lung cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death. Non-small-cell lung carcinoma morbidity rate is 29.12 people per 1000,000 population; 41% of them are patients with the stages III-IV. One of the advantages of this vaccine is a possibility to combine it with standard chemotherapy during the supporting therapy after all treatment options are over. The vaccine helps significantly prolong the life of patients and improve the quality of life. Clinical trials suggest that the five-year survival rate of vaccinated patients with … [Read more...] about Belarus’ NatiVita to produce lung cancer vaccine using Cuban solutions
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Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - When you hear someone has lung cancer, certain words may come to mind. Smoker. Elderly. Hopeless. But in recent years our scientific understanding of lung cancer has changed. It isn’t just one disease with one cause, or even one outcome. Although lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S., what you think you know about it may be wrong[i]. Lori Morris learned this first-hand, when she was diagnosed at the age of 54. Morris was originally diagnosed with asthma after experiencing shortness of breath on a hike. Her condition deteriorated, but since she was an athletic non-smoker with a history of good health, lung cancer never crossed her mind. It wasn’t until she ended up in an emergency room four years later, unable to breathe, that doctors discovered masses in her lung that had spread to her brain. The diagnosis was advanced lung cancer. “Lung cancer wasn’t … [Read more...] about Is Everything You Know About Lung Cancer Wrong?
News by Press Association 22/08/2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A new treatment for patients with advanced ovarian and lung cancer could give them months longer to spend with their loved ones, early trial results suggest. The combination of targeted drug vistusertib and paclitaxel chemotherapy stopped the growth of cancer for nearly six months and caused the tumours of some to shrink, according to the study published in Annals of Oncology. The researchers, led by a team at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said the findings show “promise”. The study tested the drug combination on 25 women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer and 40 patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer. All those involved had advanced cancers and for each patient standard treatment had failed. More than half of ovarian cancer patients (52%) and a third (35%) … [Read more...] about Ovarian and lung cancer treatment shows ‘promise’ in early trials
“Dogs can be trained to identify the scent of lung cancer long before symptoms develop,” the Daily Mail has today reported. The newspaper said that “sniffer dogs can be relied upon to find the unique smell of the disease in seven out of 10 sufferers”.The claim is based on a study that had trained four dogs to detect breath samples from people with lung cancer among those taken from healthy people and people with the lung condition COPD. The researchers determined that when three out of the four dogs agreed on which samples indicated lung cancer then this consensus could correctly detect a cancer sample 72% of the time. The dogs could also correctly rule out cancer in healthy samples 94% of the time. However, the researchers point out that the dogs may have been detecting the medication used by the cancer patients rather than substances indicating the disease itself. This casts doubt on how well the technique might detect undiagnosed cancer. The accuracy of the … [Read more...] about Can dogs sniff out lung cancer?
WITH her dark hair tumbling around her shoulders and tiara perfectly in place, Linda Edwards, 47, looked like the beautiful bride she was. Hand-in-hand with her partner of nearly two years, Paul Edwards, 45, she was delighted to say their vows in front of close friends and family. Tears streamed down the couple's faces as they declared their love for each other. But the vows "in sickness and in health" were more poignant for Linda and Paul than for most newlyweds. Because, marrying in the small living room of their Greater Manchester home in front of a local register, they knew their marriage came with a time limit. Paul had terminal lung cancer - and would die just seven days later. Even in his final days, Paul managed to surprise his new bride Linda – because he didn’t tell her they were marrying until hours before their Valentine's Day ceremony. Now, speaking for the first time, she’s revealed how she went from wedding to widowed in seven heart-wrenching … [Read more...] about I was widowed a WEEK after my wedding when my terminally ill groom died of lung cancer