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  1. Can Chest X-Rays Find Lung Cancer Early?

    April 8, 2005 -- When the news that Peter Jennings had lung cancer hit earlier this week, many WebMD users asked why doctors don't use chest X-rays to diagnose lung cancer at an early stage, when it's more treatable. WebMD turned to cancer expert Harold Burstein, MD, assistant professor of medicine

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  2. Peter Jennings Has Lung Cancer

    April 5, 2005 -- ABC news anchor Peter Jennings today said he has lung cancer. Jennings, 66, learned of the diagnosis only yesterday afternoon. He will begin outpatient chemotherapy next week, according to an ABC news release. Jennings expects to stay on the air as his condition permits. In an email

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  3. Why the Lung Cancer Gender Gap?

    Mar. 7, 2005 -- Does lung cancer lung cancer affect men and women differently? Yes, a new study shows. On one hand, women have better survival rates at every stage (or extent) of the disease. But fewer men are getting lung cancer than before, while women's rates are still dangerously high. "Traditio

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  4. Blocking Estrogen May Stop Lung Cancer Growth

    Feb. 15, 2005 -- Blocking the effects of estrogen may offer a new way to stop lung cancer growth and reduce deaths from the disease, according to two new studies. The results show estrogen may trigger growth in lung cancer cells much in the same way that estrogen causes breast cancer cells to grow a

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  5. Lung Cancer Drug Iressa Fails Test

    Dec. 21, 2004 - A lung cancer drug recently approved under the FDA's accelerated approval process has failed to provide any benefits for those taking it in a major clinical trial. The results of the trial, released last week, show that the lung cancer patients who took the drug Iressa did not live a

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  6. Lung Cancer May Run in Families

    Dec. 21, 2004 -- Having a relative with lung cancer may more than triple your risk of developing the deadly disease, according a new study. Although smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products is the biggest contributing risk to lung cancer risk, researchers say genetics may also play a role.

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  7. Lung Cancer Drug Iressa Fails Test.

    Dec. 21, 2004 - A lung cancer drug recently approved under the FDA's accelerated approval process has failed to provide any benefits for those taking it in a major clinical trial. The results of the trial, released last week, show that the lung cancer patients who took the drug Iressa did not live a

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  8. New Procedure Zaps Lung Cancers Away

    Dec. 1, 2004 (Chicago) -- A new outpatient procedure that zaps lung cancer is a safe and viable alterative to surgery and may be a better option for some patients. Damian Dupuy, MD, professor of diagnostic imaging at Brown Medical School in Providence, R.I., tells WebMD that this tumor-zapping appro

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  9. Pesticide May Raise Lung Cancer Risk

    Nov. 29, 2004 - A new study shows that high levels of exposure to the pesticide chlorpyrifos may raise the risk of lung cancer. The findings are published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used insecticides in the U.S., with a

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  10. Lung Cancer Vaccine Targets Tumor's Roots

    Nov. 1, 2004 (Vienna, Austria) -- A novel non small cell lung cancer vaccine that stimulates the immune system to attack tumor cells is helping people with lung cancer live longer, researchers say. Reporting here at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress, Charles Butts, MD, says that peo

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