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  1. Nonsmokers Can Inherit Lung Cancer

    Oct. 9, 2006 -- Having a close family member who's had lung cancer doubles your own risk for the disease -- even if you don't smoke. The finding comes from a 13-year study of more than 102,000 Japanese men and women. Study participants were aged 40 to 69 at the start of the study. Over the study per

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  2. Blood Test Spots Lung Cancer

    Oct. 2, 2006 (Istanbul, Turkey) -- A new blood test may be able to spot lung cancer in its earliest stages, when it is potentially curable, French researchers report. The test has the potential to save millions of lives, says researcher William Jacot, MD, a cancer specialist at the Hopital Arnaud de

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  3. Is Chemo Worth It? New Test May Tell

    Sept. 6, 2006 -- A new test promises to tell some cancer patients whether they will benefit from undergoing post-surgery chemotherapy. Suffering through cancer chemotherapy is worth it -- when it helps patients live longer. But many patients end up with no real benefit from enduring chemo after surg

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  4. Combined Therapy May Treat Lung Cancer

    July 17, 2006 -- An experimental treatment that uses heat to kill tumors appears to help in prolonging the lives of early-stage lung cancer patients who can't have surgery. The average three-year survival among 41 patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with traditional radiatio

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  5. Cancer Risk Double for Women Smokers

    July 11, 2006 -- When it comes to smoking and lung cancer lung cancer risk, men and women are not created equal. New research shows that women who smoke are twice as likely to develop lung cancer cancer as men. However, they are half as likely to die when their disease is diagnosed early. The intern

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  6. Milk Thistle May Slow Lung Cancer

    June 20, 2006 -- A compound from the milk thistle plant might slow the progression of lung cancer lung cancer , according to lab tests done on mice. The compound, called silibinin, hasn't been studied for lung cancer cancer in humans yet. So the researchers -- who included Rana Singh, PhD, of the Un

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  7. Pot Smoking Not Linked to Lung Cancer

    May 23, 2006 -- People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer lung cancer , new research suggests. While a clear increase in cancer cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. Even v

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  8. Lung Cancer Deaths: Nonsmokers' Risk

    May 16, 2006 -- A new study sheds light on lung cancer lung cancer deaths in lifelong nonsmokers. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, includes these findings: Among people who never smoked cigarettes, women aren't more likely than men to die of lung cancer. The rate

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  9. Gene Test Spots Early Lung Cancers

    April 4, 2006 (Washington) -- A test that characterizes tumors by their unique genetic fingerprint may soon help doctors to spot lung cancers earlier, when they're much more treatable, researchers report. If it pans out in future studies, the test could help extend the lives of thousands of lung can

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  10. Nicotine May Hinder Chemotherapy Drugs

    April 3, 2006 (Washington) -- Nicotine supplements such as patches or gum may weaken the potent punch that chemotherapy drugs pack against tumor cells in people with lung cancer. So suggests a new study that indicates nicotine can prevent chemotherapy drugs such as taxol from killing lung cancer cel

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