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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Less-Invasive Method Finds Stage of Lung Cancer

      Nov. 23, 2010 -- A less-invasive method to determine the stage of non-small-cell lung cancer is effective, often sparing the patient the need for general anesthesia and a surgical procedure, according to a new study. Under currently accepted guidelines, staging of non-small-cell lung cancer is done

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    9. Nonsmoker Lung Cancer: A Different Disease?

      Nov. 9, 2010 -- Lung cancer in nonsmokers may be a different disease than lung cancer in cigarette smokers, new research suggests. Accumulating evidence shows striking differences between lung tumors from patients who smoke and those who never smoked. Lung cancer in nonsmokers is more common among w

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    10. CT Scans of Smokers Cut Lung Cancer Deaths by 20%

      Nov. 4, 2010 -- Low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) scans beat out standard chest X-rays in reducing lung cancer deaths in smokers and past smokers. That’s according to the initial results of a large-scale government study on lung cancer screening released today. ''There was a 20% reduction in

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