Afternoon Brief, June 22

first_imgEmail Previous articleKhortytsa Vodka Named Among Top 3 Best Selling Vodkas in the WorldNext articleBulk and Private Label Industry to Gather in San Francisco on July 26-27 Editor Trending Story:Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine HangingThe numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain…Today’s News:Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top WinesAccording to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 89 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2016 are sealed with cork closures…Oregon Wineries, Food Processors Oppose Proposed Work Week LimitOregon’s food processors and wineries are alarmed by a bill to reduce the maximum number of hours that manufacturing employees can work per week…With Weather on His Side, Paso Robles Grower Is Optimistic About 2017 Crop ProspectsIn early June, about a month or so before his 2017 wine grape crop is expected to start coloring up, Central Coast grower Jason Yeager was pleased with what he’s been seeing in his vineyards this year…Napa Grapes Coping with Heat Better Than HumansGroundwater Debates Underscore Need for Water Rights300 Wines Entered in Oregon Wine Experience CompetitionTennessee State Alcoholic Beverage Commission Announces ChangesLabor Shortage in Santa Barbara County Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in FieldsDiscover Livermore’s Trends and TraditionsNapa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood Opens Casual Spin-Off‘Brexit Cloud’ Threatens Bordeaux Wine Sellers as Weaker Pound and Tariff Fears Dampen British SalesAlternative Australian GrapesAustralian Government Puts a Cork in Winemaker RortBubbling Chinese Market Center Stage at World Wine FestBlogs:Irrigation Distribution UniformityAnnouncing the Release of “Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine”Make Your Own Most Excellent $5 RoséThe Schrader Cellars Sale: A Napa Wine Game ChangerConnoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine: Sending Wine Back in RestaurantsWineIndustry.Jobs:Compliance Assistant/SpecialistDH Wine Compliance, LLC – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesWine ConsultantMaisonry Napa Valley – Yountville, CA, United StatesSales RepresentativeFranmara Inc. – Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Morgen McLaughlin Reflects on Four Years of Directing the Santa Barbara Countys Vintners AssociationIn Pursuit of Making Great Wine: A Tale of a Vintner’s EducationLarry Van Aalst Talks with Debra Del Fiorentino & Alexandra RussellGenerational Winemaking Families Accorded at 2017 Canadian Wine Industry AwardsNtsiki Biyela: This South African Woman Is Shaking Up the Wine BusinessSupplier News:Cork Supply USA Announces Sales Partnership with Wes Ward, Santé Beverage Supply, LLCToo Much Dust in Your Vineyard? You Need EarthBind-100MLB Wine Labels a Grand Slam from LabeltronixLatest Wine Filtration Technology: Heyes Filters CrossflowMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Russian River Valley Winegrowers Host Single Vineyard Night in Sonoma County June 30th, 2017Barefoot Wine to Clean Up Crosby BeachDiageo Buys George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila for $1 BillionKhortytsa Vodka Named Among Top 3 Best Selling Vodkas in the WorldThe D.O.Ca. Rioja, in Collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, Launches the II International ‘Rioja Wine & Tapas’ Competition Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share TAGSAlexandra RussellAustraliaBarefoot WinesBordeauxCasamigos TequilaChinaCrosbyDebra Del FiorentinoDiageoLarry Van AalstLivermoreMeadowood Napa ValleyMorgen McLaughlinNapaNtsiki BiyelaOregonPaso RoblesSanta Barbara CountySchrader CellarsTennesseeWorld Wine Fest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, June 22Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, June 22By Editor – June 22, 2017 36 0 ReddItlast_img read more

Treatment landscape for lung cancer

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Lung Cancer Awareness Month The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story As November is observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Shraddha Bhure, Medical Director, BI India and Dr. Partha Gokhale, Head Medical Affairs for Specialty, BI India highlight that toxic and non-specific nature of conventional chemotherapy is being replaced by personalised and targeted therapy, leading to better patient outcomes and comparatively better quality of lifeLung cancer is considered the deadliest of killers amongst all cancers. In 2018, nearly 1.8 million deaths across the globe were attributable to lung cancer alone. In India, 60,000 patients succumbed to lung cancer that year. While breast and prostate cancers have large and widespread awareness campaigns, lung cancer is often left languishing behind.Lung cancer occurs when certain cells in our airways and air sacs undergo uncontrolled proliferation. This can become widespread and invade (metastasise) other crucial organs like the liver and brain. Lung cancers are usually multifactorial, i.e. interaction between a person’s genetic factors and the different types of external agents like smoking, tobacco, asbestos and coal.The hazards of smoking and tobacco are well-researched and established. Cigarettes contain chemicals (carcinogens) that are responsible for lung cancer. In fact, about 80 per cent of lung cancer deaths are a direct result of smoking tobacco. The risk of inhaling these carcinogens is not limited to smokers alone. Passive or second-hand smoking has been implicated as one of the causes of lung cancer. Non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke have an increased risk of lung cancer by 20 per cent to 30 per cent.In recent times, however, the rising trend of lung cancer is linked to ever-increasing air pollution, consumption of fumes, smog and particulate matter. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. The incidence of lung cancer is expected to mushroom due to the increasing exposure to particulate matter of air pollution.Lung cancer often manifests as cough, difficulty in breathing and chest pain. The cough of lung cancer usually worsens over time and can be associated with blood. The breathing difficulties and chest pain aggravates on exertion. Patients also complain of tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss. These symptoms are non-specific as it is also seen with several common lung disorders, complicating diagnosis of lung cancer in early stages.Irrespective of the cause and symptoms, lung cancer is usually classified into two types: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer. NSCLC, is a slow growing and late spreading tumour, is the most common form of lung cancer accounting for about 80-85 per cent of cases. It is further categorised into Adenocarcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. Lung cancer screening plays a pivotal role in early diagnosis. Screening and early diagnosis helps in initiating of treatment at a much earlier stage of the disease.Treatment landscape for lung cancerConcerning the treatment of lung cancer, the landscape has evolved for the better. A majority of people with lung cancer are diagnosed in early stages through novel testing methods like liquid biopsy and genetic analysis. Specific mutations which would be resistant to conventional chemotherapy like Epidermal Growth Factor (EGFR) and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) can be examined in initial stages, and targeted therapy can be administered at a point when the disease is predominantly confined to the lungs.The toxic and non-specific nature of conventional chemotherapy is being replaced by personalised and targeted therapy. Based on molecular biology and histological profile, lung cancer patients can now be treated by targeting specific oncogenic driver mutations. This, in turn, has led to lung cancer patients leading a comparatively better quality of life.With November observed as Lung Cancer awareness month, we see a glimmer of hope at the end of this tunnel. Identifying the disease at an early stage improves the five-year survival rate by up to 50 per cent – the essential thing to remember is that lung cancer is treatable at any stage. Every year, thousands of people are cured of lung cancer and several patients in advanced stages are living normally. By driving awareness on the wide-ranging impact of the disease, we hope to drive improved outcomes for patients this November and beyond. 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