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    1. Milk Thistle May Slow Lung Cancer

      June 20, 2006 -- A compound from the milk thistle plant might slow the progression of lung cancer lung cancer , according to lab tests done on mice. The compound, called silibinin, hasn't been studied for lung cancer cancer in humans yet. So the researchers -- who included Rana Singh, PhD, of the Un

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    2. Pot Smoking Not Linked to Lung Cancer

      May 23, 2006 -- People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer lung cancer , new research suggests. While a clear increase in cancer cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. Even v

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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