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    1. Surgery May Benefit High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove part of the lung can be a safe and effective treatment option for people with early stage lung cancer, even those traditionally considered "high-risk," a new study finds. Previous research had suggested

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    2. FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an immunotherapy drug for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) can be used to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer in p

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    3. Radiation May Be Overused in Advanced Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Late-stage lung cancer patients in the United States often receive more radiation therapy than recommended, a new study finds. While radiation therapy can reduce pain and improve quality of life, unnecessary treatments incr

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    4. CT Lung Cancer Scans Turn Up Few False-Positives

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers. But will these scans result in too many false-positiv

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    5. New Drug May Boost Survival For Some Lung Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo) extends the lives of some patients with advanced lung cancer for several months. In a head-to-head comparison, patients treated with nivolumab lived an average o

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    6. Lung Cancer Rates Rising in Nonsmokers

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers account for a growing percentage of aggressive lung cancer cases in the United States and the United Kingdom, new research finds. In one study, British researchers found that over seven years the proportion

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    7. New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk Suggested

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA. People with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung cancer but not other types of cancer, the researchers found. T

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    8. Surgery May Up Some Advanced Lung Cancer Survival

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain patients with lung cancer that's spread throughout the chest could live longer by undergoing surgery to remove diseased lung tissue, instead of receiving only chemotherapy and radiation, new research suggests. T

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    9. Immune-Based Drug Promising Against Lung Cancers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer. On Saturday, a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology i

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    10. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug appears to harness a person's immune system to fight the most common form of lung cancer, according to new clinical trial findings. The drug, nivolumab, reduced patients' risk of death from non-small cell lung

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