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    1. Nicotine and Cancer: Are You Among Misinformed?

      Nov. 1, 2005 -- Women who smoke worry more about the health risks than men, and both sexes know far less than they should about how cigarettes cause cancer, new research suggests. The biggest misconception: Well over half of surveyed smokers believed that nicotine was the cancer-causing culprit in c

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    2. New Lung Cancer Test Targets Cheek Cells

      Oct. 31, 2005 -- A new lung cancer test could help detect the disease in its early stages, scientists from Canada report. That could save lives, since early lung cancer may be easier to treat than advanced lung cancer. The test checks cells from the inside of the cheek for abnormal changes in the nu

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    3. Broccoli May Protect Some Against Lung Cancer

      Oct. 27, 2005 -- People genetically at risk for lung cancer may benefit from crunching on some cruciferous vegetables. A new study shows people with a certain genetic mutation who ate the most broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts were about a third less likely to develop the deadly disease. Resea

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    4. Blood Test May Spot Asbestos-Linked Cancer

      Oct. 12, 2005 -- A blood test could help screen for pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, a new study shows. The test checks blood levels of a protein called osteopontin. Blood osteopontin levels "rise dramatically" in the early stages of pleural mesothelioma, says researcher Harvey Pass

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    5. Veggies in Diet May Cut Lung Cancer Risk

      Sept. 27, 2005 -- The health perks of eating your vegetables may include a lower risk of lung cancer, new research shows. The finding, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, isn't written in stone. More work is needed to check the results, write Matthew Schabath, PhD, and coll

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    6. Veggies in Diet May Cut Lung Cancer Risk

      Sept. 27, 2005 -- The health perks of eating your vegetables may include a lower risk of lung cancer, new research shows. The finding, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, isn't written in stone. More work is needed to check the results, write Matthew Schabath, PhD, and coll

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    7. Broccoli May Fight Lung Cancer

      Sept. 15, 2005 -- New research shows that a family of compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- like cauliflower and watercress -- may stop the spread of lung cancer and lead to new treatments for the deadly disease. Diets rich in fiber and vegetables have been associated with

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    8. New Drug May Stop Spread of Lung Cancer

      Sept. 1, 2005 - A new drug may stop the spread of lung cancer by blocking an enzyme that prevents cancer cells from dying. Early tests of the drug in mice show that the active ingredient, a compound called GRN163L, works quickly and may eventually be useful after surgery or chemotherapy/radiation th

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    9. Procedure May Gauge Extent of Lung Cancer

      Aug. 23, 2005 -- Efforts to rein in lung cancer, the No. 1 cause of cancer death for U.S. men and women, continue to be a top health priority for doctors and patients alike. The latest finding: A minimally invasive procedure may help gauge lung cancer stage, which could curb unneeded surgery in some

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    10. Better Predictor of Lung Cancer Survival?

      Aug. 9, 2005 -- Data from lung images may help predict lung cancer survival, according to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The finding is "provocative" and requires more research, write Robert James Cerfolio, MD, FACS, FCCP, and colleagues in The Journal of Thoracic and Card

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