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    News and Features Related to Lung Cancer

    1. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Advances in Treatment

      A decade ago, chemotherapy was the only drug doctors could prescribe to someone with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Not only does today’s chemotherapy work better than past versions, but there are also two new kinds of medications to treat this disease. One group of drugs changes the way certai

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    2. 'Poor Carb' Diets and Nonsmoker Lung Cancer Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates. These so-called "high glycemic index" diets -- regimens that

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    3. Lung Cancer Survivors May Get Too Many PET Scans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lung and esophageal cancer survivors have PET imaging scans as part of ongoing monitoring for the possible return of cancer, but a new study suggests that many of those scans may be unnecessary. In addition, the resea

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    4. Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests. As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung c

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    5. Weight May Influence Lung Cancer Surgery Outcome

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests. The study included more than 41,000 people who had lung cancer surgery between 2009 an

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    6. Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The immune therapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) may extend the lives of people with advanced lung cancer, a new study finds. Keytruda is commonly used to treat other tumor types, and made headlines recently after it hel

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    7. Surgery May Benefit High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove part of the lung can be a safe and effective treatment option for people with early stage lung cancer, even those traditionally considered "high-risk," a new study finds. Previous research had suggested

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    8. Radiation May Be Overused in Advanced Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Late-stage lung cancer patients in the United States often receive more radiation therapy than recommended, a new study finds. While radiation therapy can reduce pain and improve quality of life, unnecessary treatments incr

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    9. FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an immunotherapy drug for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) can be used to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer in p

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    10. CT Lung Cancer Scans Turn Up Few False-Positives

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers. But will these scans result in too many false-positiv

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