Tag Archives: Lung

US probe of lung cases linked to ‘vaping’

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that an infectious disease was behind the illnesses and that more information was needed to determine… Read More »

Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes

Air pollution — especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change — accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have shown a clear connection of air pollutants with some heart and… Read More »

Roche’s Tecentriq-Avastin lung cancer combo gets a lift from England’s cost watchdogs

Roche has some hard-earned knowledge about working with England’s cost watchdogs, especially where its cancer drugs are concerned. And it put that know-how to use to score backing for Tecentriq in lung cancer. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decided to back the immuno-oncology drug, in combination with Roche’s Avastin and chemo,… Read More »

What If We Could Stop Lung Cancer Before It Starts?

Genomic differences related to the immune system may play a key role in the early development of lung cancer. That finding, published April 23, 2019, in Nature Communications, reveals potential for developing new therapeutics that could boost immune activity to prevent or halt progression of the disease, says Avrum Spira (ENG’02), the study’s senior author. He says that the newly… Read More »