Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung

Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Australia

When a prominent Australian politician, the then Premier of Tasmania, The Honourable Jim Bacon, publicly announced in February 2004 that he had lung cancer, he was inundated with well-wishing communications sent by post, email and other means. They included 157 items of correspondence recommending a wide variety of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). The most common CAMs recommended were meditation, Chinese medicine, "glyconutrients", juices, Laetrile and various diets and dietary supplements.

Author(s): 
Lowenthal, Ray M.
Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Australia

When a prominent Australian politician, the then Premier of Tasmania, The Honourable Jim Bacon, publicly announced in February 2004 that he had lung cancer, he was inundated with well-wishing communications sent by post, email and other means. They included 157 items of correspondence recommending a wide variety of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). The most common CAMs recommended were meditation, Chinese medicine, "glyconutrients", juices, Laetrile and various diets and dietary supplements.

Author(s): 
Lowenthal, Ray M.
Publication Title: 
Voprosy Onkologii

There is a considerable variation in individual lifespan among cancer patients with identical diagnosis. We used damped exponential approximation, which includes both single- and double-compartment extension, for radiobiological assessment of survival curves among cases of breast, lung and oro-pharyngeal cancer. It was shown that in certain cases (breast--T2N1-2M0T3N1-2M0 and oro-pharyngeal cancer--T2-4N1-3M0) the curves can be identified with the two compartments which in turn are associated with different rates of mortality.

Author(s): 
Bochkareva, T. N.
Ekimova, L. P.
Nemkova, E. V.
Sokurenko, V. P.
Shutko, A. N.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To our knowledge, there has been no clinical report of artesunate in the treatment of lung cancer. This study was designed to compare the efficacy and toxicity of artesunate combined with NP (a chemotherapy regimen of vinorelbine and cisplatin) and NP alone in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: One hundred and twenty cases of advanced NSCLC were randomly divided into simple chemotherapy group (control group, n=60) and combined artesunare with chemotherapy group (trial group, n=60).

Author(s): 
Zhang, Zhu-Yi
Yu, Shi-Qing
Miao, Li-Yun
Huang, Xiao-Ying
Zhang, Xiao-ping
Zhu, Yu-Ping
Xia, Xiao-hong
Li, Dan-Qi
Publication Title: 
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Clinical and laboratory studies have suggested that multi-targeting approaches against neoplastic cells could help to increase patient survival and might reduce the emergence of cells that are resistant to single-target inhibitors. Artesunate (ART) is one of the most potent and rapidly acting antimalarial agents known, and it also exerts a profound cytotoxic activity toward cancer cells and reverses multi-drug resistance.

Author(s): 
Ma, Hu
Yao, Quan
Zhang, An-Mei
Lin, Sheng
Wang, Xin-Xin
Wu, Lei
Sun, Jian-Guo
Chen, Zheng-Tang
Publication Title: 
Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine

Although lung cancer is perceived as a dire diagnosis, increases in the 5-year survival rate of individuals with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been reported. Survivors, however, continue to be excessively burdened with symptoms such as respiratory distress which interfere with functioning and quality of life.

Author(s): 
M Fouladbakhsh, Judith
Davis, Jean E.
Yarandi, Hossein N.
Publication Title: 
Oncology Nursing Forum

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of spirituality on the sense of well-being of people with lung cancer. DESIGN: Descriptive, correlational study. SETTING: Urban and rural oncology and radiation centers. SAMPLE: 60 adults ranging from 33-83 years of age. Most participants had non-small cell lung cancer and were female, Caucasian, and older than 50.

Author(s): 
Meraviglia, Martha Gene
Publication Title: 
Thoracic Surgery Clinics

Patients express risk aversion toward surgery, particularly if surgery can lead to lifelong debility and loss of independence. When faced with a guarantee of progressive lung cancer and no alternatives for cure, however, patients are willing to take extremely high risks of postoperative complications and surgery-related death. This result occurs because risk aversion toward unrelenting cancer death supersedes patients' risk attitudes toward almost all other health states.

Author(s): 
Cykert, Samuel
Publication Title: 
Oncology Nursing Forum

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of spirituality on the sense of well-being of people with lung cancer. DESIGN: Descriptive, correlational study. SETTING: Urban and rural oncology and radiation centers. SAMPLE: 60 adults ranging from 33-83 years of age. Most participants had non-small cell lung cancer and were female, Caucasian, and older than 50.

Author(s): 
Meraviglia, Martha Gene
Publication Title: 
Thoracic Surgery Clinics

Patients express risk aversion toward surgery, particularly if surgery can lead to lifelong debility and loss of independence. When faced with a guarantee of progressive lung cancer and no alternatives for cure, however, patients are willing to take extremely high risks of postoperative complications and surgery-related death. This result occurs because risk aversion toward unrelenting cancer death supersedes patients' risk attitudes toward almost all other health states.

Author(s): 
Cykert, Samuel

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