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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests. The researchers fro

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  5. Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer. The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for treati

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  6. Top Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows. Legions of women began smoking fou

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  7. Saliva Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare indicated recently that it might soon cover CT scans to check longtime smokers for early lung cancer, and these types of scans are becoming more common. Now, an experimental test may help determine whether lung

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  8. As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate. Their study of counties across the Wester

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  9. Opdivo Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

    Jan. 13, 2015 -- Drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb says a trial of nivolumab (Opdivo) has been stopped early because the drug improves how long people with a type of advanced lung cancer live compared to chemotherapy. This is the first time a survival advantage over chemo has been shown in lung cancer

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  10. Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study. "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer

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