Small cell lung cancer

Posted 12 months ago by Wales Gene Park

LUCID: A study looking at breath samples to find out if these can help to diagnose lung cancer This study is for people who have been referred for tests because they might have lung cancer. Researchers would like to develop a test to pick up lung cancer at an earlier stage. This way, more people could have a chance of successful treatment. Research has shown that cells inside the body make substances that end up in the lungs. These substances are then breathed out. Researchers think that the substances may be different if a person has lung cancer. This study will look at biomarkers in a person’s breath. Biomarkers are substances in the body that can be measured. Some biomarkers can help doctors to diagnose cancer, predict whether a treatment will work and show whether treatment is working. The aims of this study are to learn more about the different biomarkers in breath...

 Small cell lung cancer /  England

Posted 12 months ago by Wales Gene Park

CHEMORES: A study to understand more about why chemotherapy to treat lung cancer can stop working This study will look for changes in blood and tissue samples before and after treatment for lung cancer, to try to find out how cancer cells stop themselves being harmed by treatment. Doctors may use surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or another type of drug that targets lung cancer to treat this disease. Your treatment will depend on your type and stage of lung cancer. If you have non small cell lung cancer, you may have a combination of these. If you have small cell lung cancer, you would usually have chemotherapy. We know from research that cancer cells can become 'resistant’ to treatment. In lung cancer for example, cancer cells can sometimes reduce the concentration of the drug inside them, and repair DNA damage. And, develop changes in the genes in cancer cells that prevent the treatment from working. Understanding why resistance happens will help develop improved...

 Small cell lung cancer /  Manchester

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