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  1. Lung Cancer Genes Raise Treatment Hopes

    Oct. 22, 2008 -- A huge study funded by the National Institutes of Health triples the number of genes linked to lung cancer and points toward new treatments. The study analyzed DNA sequences from 623 genes in tumor samples from 188 patients with lung adenocarcinoma, the most common form of lung canc

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  2. Red Wine May Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

    Oct. 7, 2008 -- Red wine may reduce the risk of lung cancer in men, especially smokers, a new study shows. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, used data from The California Men's Health Study, which includes 84,170 men between 45 and 69 who are members of the Kaise

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  3. Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers: Men Die More

    Sept. 9, 2008 -- Researchers looking into lung cancers in nonsmokers have found that men seem to die from the disease more than women. The reasons for this are not clear from the study results. Researchers led by the American Cancer Society's Michael Thun, MD, looked at data to try to better underst

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  4. Incense Linked to Airway Cancers

    Aug. 25, 2008 -- People who breathe burning incense over long periods have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, even if they don't smoke cigarettes, a new study shows. Long-term exposure to incense fumes was associated with an increased risk for most upper respiratory cancers, as well as

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  5. Granite Countertops a Recipe for Danger?

    July 30, 2008 -- They are beautiful and durable, but do those pricey granite kitchen countertops so popular with home builders and renovators also pose a health risk? Some researchers say they might, but a group representing the granite industry counters that those claims are “alarmist” and that the

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  6. Microchip Detects Tumor Cells in Blood

    July 2, 2008 -- An experimental technique for detecting and analyzing tumor cells in the blood has the potential to change the face of cancer treatment, researchers say. Developed by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital, the microchip-based device has the ability to isolate and analyze ci

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  7. Inoperable Lung Tumors Zapped

    June 17, 2008 -- A device that zaps tumors ups survival in patients with small, inoperable lung cancers, an international clinical trial suggests. The technique is called radiofrequency ablation or RFA. Riccardo Lencioni, MD, Robert Suh, MD, and colleagues used RFA to zap 183 lung tumors in 106 pati

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  8. Blood Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer

    June 3, 2008 (Chicago) -- A simple blood test may be able to spot lung cancer in smokers long before symptoms develop, when there is still a chance of a cure, researchers report. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, taking the lives of more than 160,000 Americans last year, according to the Ame

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  9. Erbitux Fights Advanced Lung Cancer

    June 1, 2008 (Chicago) -- Adding the drug Erbitux to standard chemotherapy extends the lives of advanced lung cancer patients by about five weeks, according to results of a large international trial. In the study of 1,125 patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, those given the combination

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  10. Lung Cancer Blood Test in the Works

    May 19, 2008 -- A new blood test for lung cancer is 87% accurate in early studies. Unlike most other cancer blood tests, the new lung cancer test doesn't look for particles thrown off by cancer cells as they grow wildly. Instead, it looks for the genetic signature of immune-system cells activated by

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