Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Death Rate Falls for Women
Lung Cancer Death Rate Falls for Women Study Also Shows the Overall Cancer Death Rate Continues to Decline WebMD Health News By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...
Routine Chest X-Rays May Not Cut Lung Cancer Deaths
Routine Chest X-Rays May Not Cut Lung Cancer Deaths Study Shows Routine Chest X-Rays Are Not Effective at Detecting Lung Cancer Early WebMD Health News By Laird Harrison Reviewed by...
Americans Lack Basic Facts on Lung Cancer
Americans Lack Basic Facts on Lung Cancer Survey Shows Poor Awareness of a Disease That Kills Tens of Thousands a Year WebMD Health News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Laura...
Microwave Technique Fights Lung Tumors
Microwave Technique Fights Lung Tumors Study Shows Some Success in Using High-Energy Waves to Treat Lung Cancer Patients WebMD Medical News By Charlene Laino Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...
Gene Test May Help Determine Early Lung Cancer Survival
Gene Test May Help Determine Early Lung Cancer Survival Test May Help Doctors Decide Which Patients Would Benefit From Chemotherapy After Surgery WebMD Medical News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed...
Drugs That Control Genes May Treat Lung Cancer
Drugs That Control Genes May Treat Lung Cancer Researchers Report Some Success Against Advanced Lung Cancer With Epigenetic Drugs WebMD Medical News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Laura J....
Routine Chest X-Rays May Not Cut Lung Cancer Deaths
Routine Chest X-Rays May Not Cut Lung Cancer Deaths Study Shows Routine Chest X-Rays Are Not Effective at Detecting Lung Cancer Early WebMD Medical News By Laird Harrison Reviewed by...
Vaccine May Help Slow Spread of Lung Cancer
Vaccine May Help Slow Spread of Lung Cancer Experimental Vaccine Targets a Protein Linked to Many Cases of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical News By Matt McMillen Reviewed by Laura...
Study: CT Screening Cuts Lung Cancer Deaths
Screening smokers and former smokers for lung cancer with low-dose CT imaging saves lives, a huge, decade-long study shows, but experts say it is too soon to recommend screening for...
Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer in Humans
German researchers say that highly trained dogs are able to reliably sniff out lung cancer in human breath.
Lung Cancer Death Rate Falls for Women
Lung cancer death rates among women in the U.S. are declining for the first time in 40 years, a study shows.
Tamoxifen May Cut Lung Cancer Deaths
Tamoxifen, the medication long used to prevent the growth of breast cancer tumors, also appears to reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer, research suggests.
Less-Invasive Method Finds Stage of Lung Cancer
A less-invasive method to determine the stage of non-small-cell lung cancer is effective, often sparing the patient the need for general anesthesia and a surgical procedure, according to a new study.
Nonsmoker Lung Cancer: A Different Disease?
Lung cancers from nonsmokers are triggered by different genetic changes -- and more of them -- than lung cancers from smokers, new research suggests.
CT Scans of Smokers Cut Lung Cancer Deaths 20%
Low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) scans beat standard chest X-rays in reducing lung cancer deaths in smokers and past smokers, according to the initial results of a large-scale government study on lung cancer screening.
Diabetes Drugs May Slow Lung Cancer
Certain diabetes medications, including metformin, may slow the progression of lung cancer and lengthen survival, according to a new study.
Diet, Exercise May Cut Lung Cancer Risk
Eating dairy products, vegetables, apples, drinking milk or wine, and exercise were found to be protective against lung cancer among women smokers, a study shows.
Lung Cancer Drug Crizotinib Shows Promise
An experimental drug is showing great promise as a targeted treatment for lung cancer patients with a specific genetic abnormality.
Americans Lack Basic Facts on Lung Cancer
Americans’ knowledge about lung cancer lags behind knowledge about other cancers, even though lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
Tarceva May Improve Survival From Lung Cancer
Patients whose advanced lung cancers bear the EGFR mutation survive 2 to 3 times longer if given initial treatment with Tarceva.
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