Lung Cancer

Common Name(s)

Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lung

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and worldwide. The 2 major forms of lung cancer are nonsmall cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer (see {182280}), which account for 85% and 15% of all lung cancers, respectively. Nonsmall cell lung cancer can be divided into 3 major histologic subtypes: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell lung cancer. Cigarette smoking causes all types of lung cancer, but it is most strongly linked with small cell lung cancer and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type in patients who have never smoked. Nonsmall cell lung cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and has a poor prognosis (summary by {20:Herbst et al., 2008}).
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lung Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Free to Breathe

Free to Breathe is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders united in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure. Free to Breathe is dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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The bonnie j addario lung cancer foundation

Eradicating Lung Cancer with our patients, survivors, and their families through research, early detection, awareness, education, prevention, and treatment.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lung Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Free to Breathe

Free to Breathe is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders united in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure. Free to Breathe is dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

http://www.freetobreathe.org

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support.

http://www.lungcanceralliance.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

http://www.LCFAmerica.org

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

http://stupidcancer.org

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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The bonnie j addario lung cancer foundation

Eradicating Lung Cancer with our patients, survivors, and their families through research, early detection, awareness, education, prevention, and treatment.

http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Lung Cancer" returned 11647 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel mutations in a patient with ALK-rearranged lung cancer.
 

Author(s): Smith Giri, Jashmin K Patel, Daruka Mahadevan

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Oct;371(17):1655-6.

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Plasma and tissue free amino acid profiles and their concentration correlation in patients with lung cancer.
 

Author(s): Qihong Zhao, Ye Cao, Ying Wang, Chuanlai Hu, Anla Hu, Liang Ruan, Qingli Bo, Qifei Liu, Wenjun Chen, Fangbiao Tao, Min Ren, Yongsheng Ge, Anguo Chen, Li Li

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(3):429-36.

 

Variation of plasma free amino acids (PFAAs) is an essential feature of protein metabolic abnormalities in cancer patients. But there still little data about the cancer tissue free amino acid (TFAAs) profiles, including their patterns and correlations with PFAAs. To evaluate the variation ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Videomediastinoscopy: a ten year experience on lung cancer stadiation and non-diagnosed mediastinal lymphoadenopathy.
 

Author(s): F Inzirillo, C Giorgetta, E Ravalli, S Tiberi, C Della Pona,

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(4):451-4.

 

Cervical Mediastinoscopy (CM) is a surgical procedure in it's own right requiring an operating room and general anesthesia and, in the recent past, the absence of minimally invasive techniques had created the myth of mediastinoscopy as the "gold standard" for the pathological staging ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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The terms "Lung Cancer" returned 1355 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nonsurgical treatment for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: good performance status/definitive intent.
 

Author(s): Joe Yujiao Chang, Larry L Kestin, R Bryan Barriger, Indrin J Chetty, Mark E Ginsburg, Sanath Kumar, Billy W Loo, Benjamin Movsas, Andreas Rimner, Kenneth E Rosenzweig, Thomas E Stinchcombe, Gregory M M Videtic, Henning Willers

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Concurrent chemotherapy/radiotherapy has been considered the standard treatment for patients with a good performance status and inoperable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Three-dimensional chemoradiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy have been reported ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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Perioperative blood transfusion adversely affects prognosis after resection of lung cancer: a systematic review and a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Haixing Luan, Feng Ye, Lupeng Wu, Yanming Zhou, Jie Jiang

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It is speculated that blood transfusion may induce adverse consequences after cancer surgery due to immunosuppression. This study was intended to assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusion on the prognosis of patients who underwent lung cancer resection.

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2014

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Screening for lung cancer using low dose computed tomography.
 

Author(s): Martin C Tammemagi, Stephen Lam

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Screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography can reduce mortality from the disease by 20% in high risk smokers. This review covers the state of the art knowledge on several aspects of implementing a screening program. The most important are to identify people who are ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Effect of Chemotherapy With Paclitaxel/Cisplatin on Development Dysgeusia in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Dysgeusia; Taste Disorders; Lung Neoplasms; Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2012

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Study of Carfilzomib With Irinotecan in Irinotecan-Sensitive Malignancies and Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Non Small Cell Lung Carcinoma; Irinotecan Sensitive Cancers

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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