Educational intervention for carers of lung cancer patients: learning about breathlessness

Breathlessness is a scary symptom for lung cancer patients and their family, who often act as informal carers. Speaking from the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Annual Conference 2018, held in ... Author: VJOncology Added: 03/19/2018
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ConclusionsAt-risk smokers in Virginia, particularly those living in rural areas with high smoking rates, do not have adequate recommended LDCT coverage. More screening centers are needed to care for the high number of rural smokers at risk for lung cancer.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 2Author(s): Joji Samejima, Hiroyuki Ito, Haruhiko Nakayama, Takuya Nagashima, Junichiro Osawa, Kenji Inafuku, Masaki Suzuki, Tomoyuki Yokose, Kouzo Yamada, Munetaka MasudaBackgroundIn the Eighth Edition of the Tumor Node Metastasis Classification System for Lung Cancer, the definitions of the clinical T and pathologic T descriptors have changed. Little has been reported on comparisons between the consolidation diameter in the lung window setting and the tumor diameter in the mediastinal window setting with respect to the correlations wit...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 2Author(s): David B. Nelson, Reza J. Mehran, Kyle G. Mitchell, Ravi Rajaram, Arlene M. Correa, Roland L. Bassett, Mara B. Antonoff, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Jack A. Roth, Boris Sepesi, Stephen G. Swisher, Garrett L. Walsh, Ara A. Vaporciyan, David C. RiceBackgroundIt is unclear whether the enhanced dexterity and visualization of the surgical robot lessens morbidity and influences staging or survival. We compared outcomes of robotic-assisted lobectomy (RAL) with thoracoscopic video-assisted lobectomy (VAL) or open lobectomy (OL) of non-small ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yasuhiro Tsutani, Kenji Suzuki, Teruaki Koike, Masashi Wakabayashi, Tomonori Mizutani, Keiju Aokage, Hisashi Saji, Kazuo Nakagawa, Yoshitaka Zenke, Kazuya Takamochi, Hiroyuki Ito, Tadashi Aoki, Jiro Okami, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Morihito Okada, Shun-ichi Watanabe, Japan Clinical Oncology Group Lung Cancer Surgical Study Group (JCOG-LCSSG)AbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to identify patients with pathological stage I lung adenocarcinoma at high risk of recurrence.MethodsWe retrieved data from 536 patients with pathologica...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, we developed a new multi-colour fluorescence digital PCR EV-lncRNA (miDER) analysis chip, and then demonstrated its ability to quickly and accurately analyse the levels of two target genes and one reference gene from peripheral blood. Under the miDER assay, the limit of detection of the target gene from peripheral blood was 10 copies/μL. Based on multiplex assay, the expression levels of two lung cancer-related genes (SLC9A3-AS1 and PCAT6) in patients with lung cancer (n = 32) and healthy controls (n = 30) showed a significant difference between the two groups (P 
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
This article reviews the clinical evidence of recent emerging interventional bronchoscopic techniques for diagnosis of PPLs. Expert opinion: Recent advances in interventional bronchoscopy contribute to not only the safety of transbronchial approaches to PPLs but also the higher diagnostic yield. To perform accurate sampling of PPLs, bronchoscopists must select the correct airway, approach the target as close as possible, and confirm the location of the target before sampling. These key steps can be assisted by recently developed technologies. However, it is important for bronchoscopists to understand the strengths and limi...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sakairi Y, Nakajima T, Yoshino I Abstract Introduction: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a low-invasive modality that shows excellent sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy in the diagnosis of nodal metastasis of lung cancer. Thus, EBUS-TBNA has become the first choice for nodal staging of non-small cell lung cancer and an alternative to mediastinoscopy, which had long been the gold standard. EBUS-TBNA can be utilized not only for initial cancer staging but also for staging after treatment or for diagnostic purposes, including molecular diagnostics. Adequate s...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Wang Y, Song Z, Leng P, Liu Y Abstract Serum deprivation response (SDPR) gene has been recently characterized as a gene signature marker or serving a tumor suppressor role in specific types of cancer. However, gene expression alterations of SDPR in various types of cancer and their relevance to clinical outcomes remain unclear. In the present study, SDPR expression was profiled using the Oncomine database, and SDPR downregulation was indicated in most types of cancer. In agreement with previously reported breast cancer cases, downregulation of SDPR was indicated to be significantly associated with poor sur...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Long non‑coding RNA00887 reduces the invasion and metastasis of non‑small cell lung cancer by causing the degradation of miRNAs. Oncol Rep. 2019 Jul 11;: Authors: Tian Y, Yu M, Sun L, Liu L, Huo S, Shang W, Sheng S, Wang J, Sun J, Hu Q, Dou Y, Zhu J, Ren X, Yang S Abstract Long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can act as carcinogenic or cancer suppressive factors during the pathogenesis, invasion and metastasis of non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The current study explored the role of long intergenic non‑protein coding RNA 00887 (LINC00887) and competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs). It was revealed ...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Knockdown of Nemo‑like kinase promotes metastasis in non‑small‑cell lung cancer. Oncol Rep. 2019 Jul 09;: Authors: Shi C, Xu L, Tang Z, Zhang W, Wei Y, Ni J, Zhang S, Feng J Abstract The evolutionarily conserved serine/threonine kinase Nemo‑like kinase (NLK) serves an important role in cell proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis by regulating transcription factors among various cancers. In the present study, the function of NLK in human non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was investigated. Immunohistochemical analysis and western blotting demonstrated that NLK expression was signific...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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