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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled and abnormal growth of cells in the lung. It is strongly linked to smoking, and is the largest killer cancer of men in the United States. The main symptoms of lung cancer are shortness of breath, weight loss, and coughing (sometimes coughing blood).

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Semaphorin Linked to Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance
EGFR mutation is a specific risk factor for developing lung cancer which is one of the primary cause of mortality across the globe. The mechanism behi.....
Patients With Stage IV ALK+ Lung Cancer Live for 6.8 Years After Diagnosis
Patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) from 1995 to 2001 lived for five years after diagnosis and had only two percent survival, ac.....
Lung Transplant Patients Face a High Lung Cancer Risk
New study finds that lung cancer risk was increased after lung transplantation, particularly in the native (non-transplanted) lung of single lung tran.....
CRISPR Restores Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system helps restore lung cancer sensitivity to chemotherapy, stated study published today in the journal Molecular Thera.....
Proposed Cancer Treatment may Boost Lung Cancer Stem Cells
Epigenetic therapy that inhibited the enzyme G9a, a type of histone methyltransferase boosted cancer stem cells that are believed to drive tumors. Bos.....


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