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Lung Cancer Health Center

News and Features Related to Lung Cancer

  1. Lung Cancer Rarer in Sunny Countries?

    Dec. 18, 2007 -- A new study shows that sunshine may make lung cancer less likely, thanks to vitamin D, which the body makes when exposed to sunshine. The study tracks lung cancer rates in 111 countries. Lung cancer rates were lower in countries along the equator than in countries far from the equat

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  2. Lung Cancer Blood Test in the Works

    Dec. 7, 2007 -- The first blood test for lung cancer may be one step closer to reality. Doctors at Duke University have developed a lung cancer blood test that focuses on four blood proteins. The test isn't ready for lung cancer screening. But if it succeeds in further studies, the test may help det

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  3. Gene May Suppress Lung Cancer

    Nov. 13, 2007 -- Scientists have discovered a gene that may block lung cancer development and make a target for lung cancer treatment. The gene is called Gprc5a. It's the topic of a new study from researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. They found that mice with one or tw

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  4. Blood Test Detects Early Lung Cancer

    Sept. 18, 2007 -- A new blood test promises to detect lung cancer at its earliest, most curable stages. The test is under development by Panacea Pharmaceuticals, Gaithersburg, Md. It detects a recently discovered protein called HAAH. People with at least 20 different kinds of cancer -- including lun

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  5. New Lung Cancer Guidelines Issued

    Sept. 10, 2007 -- Lung cancer experts today issued new guidelines on screening, preventing, and coping with lung cancer. The new lung cancer guidelines, issued by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), update the ACCP's 2003 lung cancer guidelines. Here's a quick look at the guidelines: Lu

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  6. Cholesterol Drugs Fight Lung Cancer

    May 7, 2007 -- People who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for more than six months -- even smokers -- cut their lung cancer risk by 55%, a Veterans Administration study suggests. Taking the drugs for four or more years cut lung cancer risk by 77%. "The data obtained after six months of statin

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  7. Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors

    April 17, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Cannabis may be bad for the lungs, but the active ingredient in marijuana may help combat lung cancer, new research suggests. In lab and mouse studies, the compound, known as THC, cut lung tumor growth in half and helped prevent the cancer from spreading, says Anju Pr

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  8. Breath Test for Lung Cancer?

    April 16, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Some day your doctor may be able to detect the earliest signs of lung cancer just by asking you to exhale -- long before any symptoms develop. Using DNA recovered from exhaled breath, researchers say they can detect precancerous genetic changes in cells that line the

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  9. Genes May Boost Lung Cancer Chemo

    April 11, 2007 -- Certain genes may make some lung cancer patients more sensitive to chemotherapy, a new study shows. If so, those lung cancer patients may be able to take lower doses of chemotherapy, note the researchers, who work in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Th

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  10. Guided Heat for Inoperable Lung Cancer

    March 27, 2007 -- A minimally invasive treatment that uses guided heat to kill cancer cells shows promise as an alternative to radiation in patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancers. Researchers say radiofrequency (RF) ablation may offer older, sicker patients who are not good candidates fo

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