Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

COPD Seen as Potential Risk Factor for Lung and Other Cancers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appears to be a risk factor for lung cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer, regardless of smoking status, a data study from Korea reported. The study, “Cancer development in patients with COPD: a retrospective analysis of the National Health Insurance Service-National…

Undersized Airways May Explain Why Some Nonsmokers Develop COPD

Having small airways compared to lung size may contribute to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in many non-smokers, a retrospective study has found. The finding broadens understanding of the risk factors involved in COPD, say  Columbia University Irving Medical Center researchers, whose work, “Association of Dysanapsis…