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ASCO22: Lung Cancer Therapy Could Help Patients Live Longer
Results of a Phase II clinical trial led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators indicate that an immunotherapy drug combination could extend the lives of those diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, one of the most common forms of lung cancer. The research was presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, with simultaneous publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Currently, people diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer have limited treatment options. Therapies for the disease have improved over the past five years-including advances in immunotherapy-although even after initial tumor response, resistance develops in most tumors.
"This clinical trial shows promise in extending the lives of patients who have lung cancer that has become resistant to immunotherapy treatments," said Karen L. Rec
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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Introduces Community Registry for Self-Reported Data Participation Will Accelerate Medical Research Surrounding Life-Threatening Lung Disease
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has launched the PFF Community Registry, a distinct data set of the PFF Registry™ that will collect participant-reported data provided directly by patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), their caregivers and family members, and lung transplant recipients previously diagnosed with PF.
More than 250,000 Americans are living with PF and interstitial lung disease (ILD). These disorders are characterized by varied amounts of inflammation and/or scarring that damage the ability of the lung to absorb oxygen from the air. Pulmonary fibrosis means scarring of the lung and can be seen in many types of ILD.
The PFF Community Registry will complement the PFF Patient Registry, established in 2016 to track medical data from more than 2,000 PF patients across PFF Care Centers nationwide. To date, the information collected by the PFF Patient Registry has aided
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NIH-Supported Study Links Poor Sleep To Increased Risk of COPD Flare-Ups
Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The risk for these flare-ups – sudden bouts of worsening breathing – was 25% to 95% higher in people who experienced poor sleep than in people who had good quality sleep. The findings suggest that poor sleep may be a better predictor of flare-ups than even a person’s history of smoking.
The observational study, one of the largest to look at the links between sleep quality and COPD flare-ups, was largely funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH. Its findings appear online on June 6 in the journal Sleep.
COPD, a progressive, incurable lung condition that makes breathing difficult, affects more than 16 million adults in the U
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Take These 7 Healthy Habits On Your Summer Road Trip
You've spent the past couple of years staying fit and healthy despite the unusual circumstances of mostly staying home.
Now you're packing the car for a well-deserved summer road trip, fraught with fast food, convenience stores and hours of sitting around with unhealthy snacks within arm's reach.
Can you keep up the good work? You can, experts say – if you plan.
"The idea is to keep to one's routine and healthy habits as much as possible on the road, just as you do at home," said Dr. Ian Neeland, a preventive cardiologist and associate professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.
Preventive cardiologist Dr. Puja Mehta concurs.
"Everything is in the planning," said Mehta, associate professor in the Emory Women's Heart Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. "It can be a lot of fun and relieve a lot of stress along the way."