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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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