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  • Immunotherapy plus chemotherapy before surgery improves outcomes for lung cancer patients

    Adding the immunotherapy drug nivolumab to chemotherapy before surgery (neoadjuvant) for patients with operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)—the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide—reduced the risk of recurrence of the cancer or death by more than one-third, according to results from the phase III CheckMate-816 trial.

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  • It takes a heart to make a better lung

    Interactions between the developing heart and lungs are essential for proper growth and maturation; however, much is still unknown about the co-development of these critical organs. To provide fresh insight, a team of collaborators from CMU and Boston University recently presented the first laboratory model for human heart and lung co-development to help researchers discover new strategies to probe the underlying mechanisms of cardio-pulmonary interactions.

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  • Lung cancer death decline associated with screening, earlier diagnosis, and surgery

    A recent, substantial decline in lung cancer deaths is associated with earlier diagnosis of lung cancer than in the past, supporting the need for increased use of screening to save lives, according to a Mount Sinai study published in JAMA Network Open in December.

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  • Paranoia vs. Anxiety: What You Need to Know

    While paranoia and anxiety may share some overlapping symptoms and can even co-occur at times, they are not the same. There are important clinical differences between the two disorders.

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  • The Effect of Smoking on GERD and Acid Reflux

    Heartburn, or acid reflux, is that troublesome burning sensation in your chest due to rising gastric acid. When you experience this condition on a chronic basis, it’s possible that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you smoke, you may be increasing the risk that you’ll develop GERD.

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