CT scans suggest possible lung destruction in some asthmatics

A novel CT scan-based approach has revealed significant changes in a parameter indicating lung destruction in some asthmatics. This finding could lead to more personalized treatments for asthma accompanied by persistent airflow limitation. Clinicians have long thought that some people with asthma experience declines in their lung function, called fixed…

Americans’ lung health: The poor suffer most

The health of your lungs may have a lot to do with the size of your bank account, a new, large study indicates. The finding follows a six-decade look at lung disease risk among more than 215,000 American children and adults. In general, poorer Americans continue to have worse lung…

Set of genetic markers in lung cancer identified

Investigators at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, have identified a set of new genetic markers that could potentially lead to new personalized treatments for lung cancer. The study appears online in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. This study…