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AstraZeneca Partners With Qure.ai To Bring AI Solutions To Detect Lung Cancer
AstraZeneca Partners With Qure.ai To Bring AI Solutions To Detect Lung Cancer

New Delhi: British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca on Monday announced a partnership with Mumbai-based Qure.ai, a healthcare startup to integrate innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the early detection of lung cancer in patients across India. The partnership aims to harness and scale-up the use of this technology to improve early-stage detection of lung cancer in […]

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Nicotine Aids Spread Of Lung Cancer To Brain Leading To Deadly Metastatic Tumours

New York: Researchers have found that nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, actually promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain where they can form deadly metastatic tumours. Smokers are far more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers, the study said. “Based on our findings, we don’t think that nicotine replacement […]

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Lung Cancer Rates Are Rising In Young Women

Toronto: Researchers have found the rates of lung cancer are higher in young women than men. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined lung cancer rates in young adults in 40 countries across five continents and uncovered a trend of higher lung cancer rates in women compared with men in recent years. The emerging […]

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One-Third Of Lung Cancer Patients Have Depression

New York: About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. For many of these patients — particularly those with severe symptoms — depression occurs in a toxic blend of high levels of anxiety, traumatic stress, impaired day-to-day functioning […]

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AI To Determine If Immunotherapy Is Working In Lung Cancer

New York: Scientists who have pioneered the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy will be successful, can now determine which lung-cancer patients will benefit from expensive immunotherapy. Researchers used AI to find previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken […]

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Improving fitness can help you cut cancer risk

New York: While a high fitness level is already known to have a positive impact on conditions like heart disease, a new study suggests that adults who are more fit have the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer compared with those who have low fitness levels. For the study, the research team examined […]

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Novel model to predict lung cancer survival developed

New York: Researchers have developed a deep-learning model that may help predict lung cancer survival and outcomes. The findings suggests that the model, using serial image scans of tumours from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), predicted treatment response and survival outcomes better than standard clinical parameters. “Our research demonstrates that deep-learning models integrating […]

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Chilli compound slows lung cancer progression, claims study

New York: Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also has some medicinal value. New research suggests the compound responsible for chilli’s heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer spreads to distant sites, a process […]

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Long-term exposure to PM2.5 raises diabetes' risk

Beijing: Long-term exposure to PM2.5, a major particle matter pollutant increases the risk of diabetes, finds a study. Researchers from the Fuwai Hospital under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences as well as Emory University in the United States evaluated the association between long-term exposure to PM2.5 and diabetes incidence based on data collected from […]

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Novel technique could provide early lung cancer diagnosis

London: Researchers have developed a new technique that has the potential to identify specific lung cancer markers at the earliest possible stage in a convenient and reusable way. The new technique could create a highly sensitive graphene biosensor with the capability to detect molecules of the most-common lung cancer biomarkers. In addition, the new biosensor […]

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Israel discovers blood test to match treatment to lung cancer

Jerusalem: Israeli researchers have discovered a method for matching precise treatment to lung cancer patients through simple blood tests, Hebrew-language website “Ynet” reported on Monday. The study, conducted by the oncology department at Soroka Hospital in southern Israel, examined the contribution of the use of “Guardant360” non-invasive liquid biopsy to match accurate treatment for patients […]

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New technology may detect early-stage lung cancer

New York: Researchers have developed a novel technology that may detect lung cancer at an early stage when surgical cure is possible. The new technology — electric field-induced release and measurement (EFIRM) — can detect two epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations associated with lung cancer in the blood of non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients […]

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This Artificial Intelligence system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

New York: Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is about 95 per cent accurate, compared to 65 per cent when done by […]

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More women falling prey to lung cancer: Study

London: Lung cancer mortality rate among women is expected to increase by 43 per cent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The highest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in Europe and Oceania, while the lowest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in America […]

New type of lung cancer identified: Here's the detail

New York: Researchers have identified a new kind of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) that may pave the way for developing personalised medicine approaches to target this previously unnoticed form of the disease. According to the researchers, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery enable only 6 per cent of patients to survive five years from the time of […]

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

New York: People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke tobacco cigarettes are more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. The findings showed that overall people with HIV who take antiviral medicines but who also smoke are six to 13 […]

'Light' cigarette use may up lung cancer risk

New York: If you are a smoker using the so-called “light” cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs. Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar — […]

Diabetes drug may up cancer risk in smokers

Depending on their smoking history, a drug may have contrary effects on people suffering from diabetes - reducing lung cancer risk among nonsmokers and increasing the risk among smokers