Early CT Screening Is Critical to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths

Thoracic surgeon and robotics innovator Dr. Farid Gharagozloo believes regular early screenings and better follow-up care will significantly reduce the annual number of Americans dying of lung cancer by almost two-thirds. Gharagozloo, director of cardiothoracic surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, says the medical establishment in the U.S. and patients themselves share the blame for the unreasonably high number of lung cancer deaths today. Patients need to be more assertive. Doctors need to be more aggressive. Together, they can make a big difference. "We can turn this thing around — change the whole story of lung cancer — if we just approach it correctly," Gharagozloo told Asbestos.com. "And it's not that complicated. We already have the tools we need." The American Lung Association estimates that 158,000 Americans will die in 2015 from lung cancer, which is 27 percent of all cancer deaths and more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Although smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke is responsible for an estimated 85 percent of all lung cancer cases, an exposure to toxic asbestos greatly increases the risk. Dr. Farid Gharagozloo shares his thoughts about robotic thoracic surgery. Early Detection Is Key to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths Gharagozloo believes the key to reducing lung cancer deaths is an aggressive promotion of readily available CT (computed t...
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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Dáfenes B.R. dos S. Silva, Lindembergue P.C. Júnior, Maurício F. de Aguiar, Celso P. de Melo, Kleber G.B. AlvesAbstractThis work describes the preparation of polyvinyl alcohol/polyaniline-montmorillonite clay (PVA/PANI-OMMT) nanofibers through electrospinning. Initially, for improving the compatibility of the clay towards the organic polymer, the montmorillonite (MMT) was submitted to an organophilization process using hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CH3(CH2)15N(Br)(CH3)3). The PANI-OMMT composite, whic...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): H. Abramczyk, A. Imiela, A. ŚliwińskaAbstractLipids play an important role in many cellular processes. Raman-driven microscopy is one of the most powerful technique for analyzing the properties of lipids in cellular compartments offering lipid compositional mapping and more precise, faster, simpler, and nondestructive measurements. Recent advances in Raman imaging (RI) have greatly progressed lipidomic analysis, such as lipid droplet content, lipid phenotype, fatty acid composition, spatial distribution and drug treatment res...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Jingyang Pu, Jiaming Geng, Pu Han, Baojun BaiAbstractThe microgels have been used in the oilfield for water management and enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Fully swollen size of the microgels is very sensitive to salt, which brings uncertainties on the performance of microgel treatments. Herein, a Cr3+-embedded polyacrylamide based microgel, synthesized via a free-radical suspension polymerization, is described which could significantly weaken the salt-sensitivity of the microgels. Embedment of Cr3+ in the polymeric networks of mic...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Xianghong Li, Shuduan Deng, Tong Lin, Xiaoguang Xie, Xin XuAbstractThe inhibition effect of triazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (TBTB) on cold rolled steel (CRS) in three chlorinated acetic acids of monochloroacetic acid (ClCH2COOH), dichloroacetic acid (Cl2CHCOOH) and trichloroacetic acid (Cl3CCOOH) was studied by weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) methods. Meanwhile, the adsorption mechanism of TBT+ (organic part of TBTB) was the...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Mostafa Zamani, Ehsan Naderi, Mozhgan Aghajanzadeh, Mahmoud Naseri, Ali Sharafi, Hossein DanafarAbstractThe present paper aimed to synthesize, using thermal-treatment method, a variety of Co1-XZnxFe2O4-based nanocarriers (NCs) as Dual-controlled and targeted drug delivery systems (DDS) and provide a new structure as NCs suitable for the loading and pH-responsive characteristics of the chemotherapeutic curcumin (CUR). To study the structure, surface morphology, surface charge and magnetic properties of NCs, X-ray diffraction (XR...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
This study examined the role of H2S in drug resistance in liver cancer cells.Materials and methodsHuman primary hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2) and doxorubicin (Dox)-resistant cells were used in this study. Cell survival was analyzed by MTT, Annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide staining and clonogenic assay. Western blotting was used for analysis of protein expression, and immunoprecipitation was used to determine interactions of LXR/RXR.Key findingsThe expression of H2S-generating enzyme cystathionine gamma-lyase (CSE) was inhibited by doxorubicin treatment in HepG2 cells, and H2S sensitized Dox-inhibited cell survi...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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Source: Chemical Engineering Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news
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