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  1. FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat advanced lung cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gilotrif (afatinib) is approved to treat patients with a specific subtype of of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). About 85 pe

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  2. CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians weighing the benefits and risks of CT scans for detecting lung cancer now have more information to help with the decision. A new analysis of a 2010 U.S. study finds that low-dose CT scans pick up significantly more

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  3. Low-Dose CT Scans May Help Spot Early Lung Cancer

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk pati

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  4. Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to a small new study. Researchers examined 36 tumor tissue samples from patients

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  5. Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Eating tofu and other soy foods may help women who develop lung cancer increase their odds of living longer. A study of women from Shanghai, China, published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, link

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  6. Gene Test May Help Determine Early Lung Cancer Survival

    Jan. 26, 2012 -- A new test that measures the activity of certain genes in cancer cells may help doctors tell which early, non-small-cell lung cancers are the most dangerous. The hope is that doctors can use that information to figure out which patients might benefit from more aggressive treatment f

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  7. Microwave Technique Fights Lung Tumors

    Nov. 28, 2011 (Chicago) -- Researchers are using high-energy waves similar to those used to make microwave popcorn to destroy inoperable lung tumors. In a preliminary study, the technique, called microwave ablation, eliminated lung tumors in 19 of 28 patients. Eight months later, none of the tumors

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  8. Drugs That Control Genes May Treat Lung Cancer

    Nov. 9, 2011­ -- A new approach to treating cancer appears to help certain patients with advanced lung cancer, and researchers say they think they may have a way of spotting those who will benefit. The small study is generating big excitement in the world of cancer treatment because it demonstrates

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  9. Routine Chest X-Rays May Not Cut Lung Cancer Deaths

    Oct. 26, 2011 (Honolulu) -- Getting a routine chest X-ray is not likely to reduce your chance of dying from lung cancer. That's the result of a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. It came

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  10. Vaccine May Help Slow Spread of Lung Cancer

    Oct. 21, 2011 -- A cancer vaccine shows potential to slow the spread of cancer among lung cancer patients, a study shows. The experimental vaccine targets a protein linked to more than half of all cases of non-small-cell lung cancer, the most common form of lung cancer. The study is published in The

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