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  1. High-Tech PET Scan 'Sees' Cancer Better

    May 24, 2000 (New Orleans) -- Use of a radioactive high-tech scan called PET may help patients with some kinds of cancer avoid unnecessary surgeries that do not cure the disease. Two new studies presented here at a meeting of the world's leading cancer researchers and doctors show that this new test

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  2. Burgers, Slaw -- and Salmonella

    Summer in Iowa ... ahh, there's nothing like it. High temperatures and high humidities -- neither of which seem to wither the spirits of hearty Iowans. Parks are filled with large family picnics, where good food is always a major attraction. Fried chicken, burgers on the grill, and Grandma's homemad

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  3. Family Ties Possibly Responsible for Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

    Jan. 28, 2000 (Baltimore) -- Having a first-degree relative -- a parent, brother, sister, or child -- with cancer is associated with an approximate doubling of lung cancer risk among people who don't smoke. "Lots of studies have linked lung cancer and relatives with cancer among smokers, but this is

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  4. New Lung Cancer Screening Technique Could Improve Survival

    Dec. 28, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Smokers can now glimpse the interior of their lungs, sufficient motivation for many to quit the habit forever, as one study has shown. Researchers have identified a procedure that could make possible regular screenings for lung cancer, considered one of the most lethal for

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  5. New Lung Cancer Screening Technique Could Improve Survival

    Dec. 28, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Smokers can now glimpse the interior of their lungs, sufficient motivation for many to quit the habit forever, as one study has shown. Researchers have identified a procedure that could make possible regular screenings for lung cancer, considered one of the most lethal for

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  6. Growth Hormone Implicated in Deadly Lung Cancer

    Dec. 21, 1999 (New York) -- The release of a growth hormone may be an initial step in triggering the cascade of events that lead to lung cancer, researchers report in the Dec. 21 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new study suggests that antagonistic drugs designed to

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  7. Smokers Give Up Cigarettes After Seeing Their Lung Scans

    Nov. 30, 1999 (Chicago) -- When smokers get a look at the abnormalities in their lungs found in cancer screening programs, a high percentage of them give up cigarettes. "About 23% of smokers who looked at their scans quit smoking," said Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and division

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  8. Difference in Rates of Surgery for Lung Cancer Seen Between Blacks and Whites

    Oct 13, 1999 (Baltimore) -- The treatment that results in the highest rate of cure for people with a certain type of lung cancer is surgery, but black patients have this surgery less frequently than white patients do, and therefore have lower survival rates, reports a study in the Oct 14 issue of th

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