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New hybrid CAD scheme may improve lung nodule detection, help in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, study suggests

A novel computer-aided detection (CAD) scheme based on a hybrid multi-classifier method could enhance early detection of lung nodules on CT images and help in the earlier diagnosis of lung cancer, suggests new research published in the current issue of Medical Physics, the monthly journal of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Every [...]

COPD heightens deadly lung cancer risk in smokers

Smokers who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer (SCLC)–the deadliest form of lung cancer–than smokers who don’t have COPD, according to a large worldwide study led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study was published online September [...]

Research shows one breathing training session is as effective as three for treating breathlessness

Research led by Professor Miriam Johnson of Hull York Medical School published in BMC Medicine shows that one session of breathing training was as effective as three for patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer is the commonest cause of death from cancer worldwide, responsible for an estimated one in five (1.59 million deaths, 19.4% total [...]

Targeted method of drug delivery to lung developed

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a new method that can target delivery of very small volumes of drugs into the lung. Their approach, in which micro-liters of liquid containing a drug are instilled into the lung, distributed as a thin film in the predetermined region of the lung [...]

Nine-gene molecular prognostic index can provide accurate survival stratification in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer

A nine-gene molecular prognostic index (MPI) for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was able to provide accurate survival stratification and could potentially inform the use of adjuvant therapy in patients struggling with the disease, according to a study published August 18 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Non-small cell [...]