Can Chili Peppers Slow the Growth of Lung Cancer Cells?

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Researchers presenting at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research Conference concluded that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, drive the death of lung cancer cells and slows tumor growth in mice. Researchers said “Our studies have found that by giving the mice capsaicin in their food every day we are able to suppress lung tumors in mice models.” They further said “We knew other lab studies had found...

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Can Lung Cancer Remain Hidden for 20 Years?

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A new study published in Science concluded that lung cancer can be dormant for over 20 years before becoming an aggressive form of cancer. Studying 7 patients who were smokers, never smokers, and ex-smokers they found that after the first genetic mistake that caused the cancer it could exist undetected for many years until new additional faults trigger rapid growth of the disease. Their goal is to improve detection and reduce the devastating...

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Can Components in Celery Kill Lung Cancer Cells?

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A new study published in PubMed concluded that celery killed up to 86 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro. It has also been found effective in killing ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, breast. and liver cancer cells because of the anticancer compound called apigenin. Researchers found that by eating just two medium stalks of celery two or three times a week they could reduce the risk of lung cancer by 60%. However, researchers are not sure if...

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Can E-Cigarettes Help Cancer patients Stop Smoking?

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A new study published early online in Cancer concluded that smokers who used e-cigarettes were less likely to quit smoking that non-users. The researcher studied 1074 cancer patients who smoked and were enrolled between 2012 and 1013 in a tobacco treatment program. Researchers found a three fold increase in e-cigarette use from 2012 to 2013 (10.6 vs 38.5 percent). At enrollment the e-cigarette users were more nicotine dependent than the...

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Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Suppressed by Combining microRNA therapy

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In a new study published in online journal Oncogene researchers concluded that combining two microRNAs in an animal model of non-small-cell lung cancer suppressed tumor growth. This research may offer a less toxic and more direct method for targeting relevant pathways used by tumor cells. This research supplements clinical trials and pre-clinical models evaluating  single microRNAs as key therapeutic agents for cancer.   Researchers said...

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Should Medicare Cover Lung Cancer Screening?

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A recent study to be published in  the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Science Digest concluded that medicare beneficiaries should not be excluded from screening. In the study researchers analyzed the benefits and harm of screening by age and found that even though smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer there was a reduction in lung cancer mortality in high risk populations who were randomly assigned to low-dose...

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Is the Timing of the First Cigarette of the Day Associated with Lung Cancer Risk?

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A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that the timing of the first cigarette of the day may be associated with getting lung cancer in both heavy and light smokers. This factor may be added to standard markers of nicotine dependence that include cigarettes smoked daily, duration of smoking, and cumulative exposure (pack years). Researchers analyzed data on 3249 ever smokers of which 1812 were lung cancer...

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Can a Breathalyzer Sample Detect Lung Cancer?

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A new study presented recently at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago concluded that a new breathalyzer using a NaNose nanotech chip may accurately detect lung cancer and identify the stage of progression. The breath analyzer is based upon the knowledge that lung cancer tumors produce chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that easily evaporate into air and produce a discernible scent.  The study included...

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