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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer in Humans

    Aug. 17, 2011 -- German researchers say that highly trained dogs are able to reliably sniff out lung cancer in human breath. In its early stages, lung cancer has few symptoms, making it difficult for doctors to catch it early, when it's still treatable. "This is the holy grail," says Suresh S. Ramal

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  8. Study: CT Screening Cuts Lung Cancer Deaths

    June 29, 2011 -- Screening smokers and former smokers for lung cancer with low-dose CT imaging saves lives, a huge, decade-long study shows, but experts say it is too soon to recommend screening for everyone at risk. Heavy smokers and former smokers who had the CT imaging were 20% less likely to die

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  9. Toenail Nicotine Test May Predict Lung Cancer

    March 7, 2011 -- Toenail tests tell whether you're at high risk of getting lung cancer from cigarette smoke, even if you're not a smoker. The finding comes from the toenails of 210 men with lung cancer and a comparison group of 630 men without lung cancer enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-

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  10. Tamoxifen May Cut Lung Cancer Deaths

    Jan. 24, 2011 -- Tamoxifen, the medication long used to prevent the growth of breast cancer tumors, also appears to reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer, research suggests. If the link bears out in future studies, giving tamoxifen for lung cancer may become another option for doctors, the resea

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