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  1. Lung Cancer Deaths: Nonsmokers' Risk

    May 16, 2006 -- A new study sheds light on lung cancer lung cancer deaths in lifelong nonsmokers. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, includes these findings: Among people who never smoked cigarettes, women aren't more likely than men to die of lung cancer. The rate

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  2. Gene Test Spots Early Lung Cancers

    April 4, 2006 (Washington) -- A test that characterizes tumors by their unique genetic fingerprint may soon help doctors to spot lung cancers earlier, when they're much more treatable, researchers report. If it pans out in future studies, the test could help extend the lives of thousands of lung can

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  3. Nicotine May Hinder Chemotherapy Drugs

    April 3, 2006 (Washington) -- Nicotine supplements such as patches or gum may weaken the potent punch that chemotherapy drugs pack against tumor cells in people with lung cancer. So suggests a new study that indicates nicotine can prevent chemotherapy drugs such as taxol from killing lung cancer cel

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  4. Lung Cancer: Cutting-Edge Treatments

    Recent advances in diagnostics and therapy are raising survival rates of those diagnosed with lung cancer, with more exciting developments on the horizon. One such recent advance involves giving chemotherapy after the surgical removal of a tumor. "Two years ago, we didn't recommend the therapy becau

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  5. Dana Reeve Dies of Lung Cancer

    March 7, 2006 -- Dana Reeve, wife of the late actor Christopher Reeve, has died of lung cancer at age 44. Reeve died on Monday night at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, according to reports. She announced in August 2005 that she had lung cancer and that she had never smoked. The a

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  6. Top 2 Ethnic Groups for Lung Cancer

    Jan. 25, 2006 -- Blacks and native Hawaiians who smoke may be particularly vulnerable to lung cancer, a new study shows. The study tracked lung cancer among more than 183,000 people of various ethnic groups over eight years. Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths for U.S. adults. Among peop

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  7. Defying the Odds With Lung Cancer

    Jan. 23, 2006 -- Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths, but some people with seemingly untreatable advanced lung cancer beat the odds. Palliative radiation -- which eases symptoms but doesn't treat the disease -- may make a difference, Australian doctors report in Cancer . They studied 2,3

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  8. Lung Cancer Surgery Rarer for Blacks

    Dec. 29, 2005 -- Many older blacks with lung cancer don't get the same treatment as whites, even when they have equal access to specialized care. The finding comes from experts at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The report by Christopher Lathan, MD, and colleagues appears in the Journal of Cl

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  9. Surviving Lung Cancer: Advantage for Women?

    Nov. 1, 2005 -- Women may be more likely to survive lung cancer than men, new research shows. The researchers can't explain those survival differences. Biology might play a role, with lung cancer behaving differently in men and women, they write. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for

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  10. Nicotine and Cancer: Are You Among Misinformed?

    Nov. 1, 2005 -- Women who smoke worry more about the health risks than men, and both sexes know far less than they should about how cigarettes cause cancer, new research suggests. The biggest misconception: Well over half of surveyed smokers believed that nicotine was the cancer-causing culprit in c

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