Treatment combo nearly doubles survival time in some lung cancer patients, study finds

New research just published in the New England Journal of Medicine tells of study results that show doubled survival time for some lung cancer patients who were treated with a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy compared to those treated only with chemotherapy, reports Susan Scutti for CNN.

The study included 616 non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer patients, 400 of whom received the combination treatment.

Dr. Jorge Gomez told CNN, “It’s already been 21 months [since the study]. The differences are big enough now that you know it’s going to be a very big number and it’s important to get this information to people so they can start using this regimen.”

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Tributes mark 5th anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

Ceremonies and deeds of kindness marked the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi and Martin Richard, with PO Sean Collier being killed in the manhunt for the terrorists who set the bombs.

The day is now known as One Boston Day, reports the Associated Press, and blood drives, cleaning projects and other acts of charity are done to remember those killed and injured in the attack.

The 122nd running of the Marathon will be held on April 16, 2018.

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EMT remains close pal of Brooklyn mom and child she saved in 1998

FDNY EMT Vivian Lomacang and her partner James Coyle saved Devin Jamison and her 1 pound, 6 ounce baby daughter, Amari, in 1998. Lomacang is still friends with the mother and daughter and they discussed their friendship with Molly Crane-Newman for the New York Daily News.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 killed James Coyle, 26, who had become an FDNY firefighter, and gave EMT Lomacang a number of illnesses. She is due to retire in two months.

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