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  1. Red Wine May Guard Against Lung Cancer

    Oct. 27, 2004 -- Red wine drinkers may get some added protection against lung cancer, according to Spanish scientists. However, that's not necessarily a green light to indulge, say the researchers, who included Alberto Ruano-Ravina of the preventive medicine and public health department at Spain's U

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  2. New Computer Device May Help Find Lung Cancer

    July 12, 2004 -- Early lung cancers are often difficult to find -- even with the help of a CT scan. But now the FDA has approved a new image analysis system designed to help find lung cancer on CT images in its early stages and hopefully improve treatment and survival. The system uses computer aided

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  3. Stigma Adds to Pain of Lung Cancer

    June 10, 2004 -- Lung cancer carries a special stigma that makes patients' life harder. The finding comes from a remarkable series of 45 highly personal interviews. The one-on-one sessions are part of Britain's DIPEx project, which provides Internet-based support for patients with a variety of illne

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  4. Men, Women Have Similar Lung Cancer Risk

    June 1, 2004 -- Women have no higher lung cancer risk than men, according to a worldwide panel of researchers. But both men and women need to quit smoking to improve their odds of survival, the researchers say. Their report appears in the June 2 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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  5. Genetic Key to Lung Cancer Drug Success Found

    April 30, 2004 -- A new discovery may soon allow doctors to target lung cancer therapy based on a person's genetic profile. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and until now no effective treatments have been available for the disease. A recently approved drug, Iressa, is th

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  6. Air Pollution May Up Lung Cancer Risk

    Dec. 3, 2003 -- City air can kill you: A new study shows decades of breathing air pollution may increase the risk of lung cancer. It's more evidence that carcinogens in urban air are toxic to our long-term health, writes researcher Per Nafstad, PhD, with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His

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  7. Lung Cancer Risk Double in Women

    Dec. 1, 2003 -- Women smokers are twice as likely to develop lung cancer as men smokers, say researchers. They found that lung cancer risk among women was double that of men, independent of how much they smoked, says researcher Claudia I. Henschke, MD, PhD in a news release. "There is as yet no clea

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  8. Lung Cancer Surgery Myths May Delay Care

    Oct. 6, 2003 -- Myths about lung cancer surgery may prevent many people from receiving potentially life-saving treatment for what is said to be the deadliest form of cancer. A new study shows that nearly 40% of lung cancer patients said they believed exposing lung cancer to the air during surgery pr

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  9. Global Smoking Deaths Approach 5 Million

    Sept. 11, 2003 -- More people than ever are dying of smoking-related causes, and for the first time, smoking deaths in developing countries equal those seen in the industrialized world. There were nearly 5 million smoking deaths in the year 2000, with the majority -- roughly one third -- due to hear

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  10. Clinical Trials Costly but May Save Lives

    Aug. 26, 2003 -- Clinical trials -- though more expensive than conventional treatment -- may be true lifesavers. Lung cancer patients in a series of clinical trials lived longer than patients who underwent traditional therapy, a recent study shows. Oftentimes, patients wanting to participate in clin

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