Tag Archives: Cancer

Integrating sequential immunotherapy to lung cancer treatment plans

June 24, 2022 1 min watch Source/Disclosures Published by: Source: Healio Interviews Disclosures: Marmarelis reports holding stock and other ownership interests in Bluebird Bio, Gilead Sciences, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer and Portola Pharmaceuticals; receiving honoraria from AstraZeneca, Blueprint Medicines, Health Advances, Janssen Oncology, Novocure, Takeda and Targeted Oncology; serving in a consulting or advisory role for AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene and Ikena Oncology; receiving research funding to Marmarelis’s institution from AstraZeneca, Lilly and Trizell; receiving travel, accommodations and expenses from Boehringer Ingelheim […]

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Smokers Who Quit Before Age 45 Significantly Reduce Risk of Lung Cancer

Quitting smoking between ages 45-54 still reduces the risk of cancer by a significant 78%, while doing so between ages 55-64 cuts it by 56%. Titled, “Association of Smoking Initiation and Cessation Across the Life Course and Cancer Mortality Prospective Study of 410 000 US Adults,” the study of over 400,000 Americans, found that smokers are three times more likely to die of a tobacco-related cancer than nonsmokers. However, reported the researchers, quitting by age 45 reduces this risk by 89%, while for those who quit before they […]

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Here are the winners of the INVEST Pitch Perfect contest

The MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect contest saw some compelling presentations by four groups of entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference in healthcare. They addressed myriad pain points in care coordination, care delivery, the patient experience and improving the collection and analysis of data for clinical decision support. The conference was hosted in partnership with MHIN. Startups competed across four tracks. Teams of three judges evaluated startups on criteria that included completeness of overall plan, business idea, market opportunity, business model and the founder(s)’ experience. Here’s a look […]

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Meta-analysis confirms benefit of quitting smoking at lung cancer diagnosis

medwireNews: Quitting smoking around the time of receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is associated with significantly improved overall survival (OS) than continuing smoking, shows a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Pooled analysis of data on more than 10,000 participants of 21 studies published in 1980–2021 showed a significant 29% reduction in the risk for death for those who did versus did not quit smoking at or around the time of diagnosis. The findings were consistent for non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer patients, with smoking […]

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Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center – CBS Tampa

Lara Perry, R.T.(R)(ARRT), Manager of Diagnostic Imaging (left) and Sandy Lee, CT Technologist II (right). Oak Hill Hospital offers a free pre-screen assessment for patients to determine if they meet the lung screening requirements. BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — Oak Hill Hospital is excited to announce during Lung Cancer Awareness Month that it is now a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed […]

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SKMT CEO proposes cancer tax on tobacco products

LAHORE:Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) acting CEO Dr Aasim Yusuf has proposed to impose cancer tax on tobacco consumption which might be used to spend on cancer-related issues. While speaking at a digital awareness session to mark the World ‘No Tobacco Day’ on May 31, 2021, Dr Aasim Yusuf said, “There are around 24 million people in Pakistan who use tobacco in some form. Successive governments have placed taxes on cigarettes which discourage youth from initiating cigarette smoking and encourage current smokers to quit. However, the revenue […]

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Bright Health follows rival Oscar Health down IPO path

Bright Health Group is officially going public, joining its rivals Oscar Health and Clover Health. The insurance technology startup filed preliminary paperwork for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, which shows it has set its maximum aggregate offering price at $100 million — though that is likely a placeholder figure until the company prices its shares. Bright Health will apply to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BHG”. Rumors of an IPO filing have followed the Minneapolis-based company […]

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