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  1. Blood Test for Lung Cancer in the Works

    Jan. 13, 2010 (Coronado, Calif.) -- A blood test under study to help diagnose lung cancer looks promising, researchers reported Tuesday at a cancer meeting in California. If perfected, the test could help spare patients the need to undergo invasive procedures such as biopsies when lung cancer is sus

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  2. Lung Cancer Drug Zaps Tumor Blood Vessels

    Jan. 13, 2010 (Coronado, Calif.) -- A new lung cancer drug that disrupts blood vessels within the tumor and inhibits blood flow to it looks promising, say researchers who are slated to report their findings Thursday at a cancer meeting in California. When added to traditional chemotherapy, the new d

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  3. Compound May Fight Hard-to-Treat Lung Cancer

    Dec. 29, 2009 -- Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have developed a compound that may be capable of halting a common type of drug-resistant lung cancer. Their study is published in the Dec. 24/31 issue of the journal Nature. The researchers say the framework of the new compound

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  4. Survival Improves Slightly for Advanced Lung Cancer

    Dec. 2, 2009 -- Survival for the advanced stage of the most common form of lung cancer is slightly better than it was 20 years ago, a new study says. Reporting in the November issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, researchers say one-year survival of people with stage IV non-small-cell lung can

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  5. Erbitux Helps Treat Advanced Lung Cancer

    Sept. 23, 2009 (Berlin) -- Adding the targeted drug Erbitux to standard chemotherapy drugs significantly cuts the risk of death for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients -- regardless of what chemotherapy combination is used. Last year, researchers reported that patients lived five weeks long

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  6. Hormones Raise Risk of Lung Cancer Death

    June 3, 2009 (Orlando) -- The hormone replacement therapy taken by millions of women to relieve hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause may raise the risk of dying from lung cancer, researchers say. New findings from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative study show that women with non-small cel

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  7. Lung CT Scans Produce False Alarms

    June 1, 2009 (Orlando) -- One in three people who undergo serial CT scans to spot lung cancer are given false-positive results that can lead to unnecessary -- and potentially harmful -- follow-up tests, government researchers report. The false alarms also cause needless anxiety that can have a negat

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  8. Urine Test for Lung Cancer?

    April 20, 2009 (Denver) -- Researchers are a step closer to developing a simple urine test to identify smokers at high risk of developing lung cancer. Although the test is still years away, the hope is to spot high-risk people earlier, when there’s still time to prevent or treat the cancer, says Jia

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  9. Phosphates May Raise Lung Cancer Risk

    Dec. 30, 2008 -- New research suggests a possible link between lung cancer risk and phosphate. Phosphate is a nutrient found in nature. Phosphates are also added to a variety of processed foods, including some baking mixes, colas, meat and poultry products, cheeses, canned tuna, puddings, toothpaste

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  10. Broccoli: A Smoker's Best Buddy?

    Nov. 18, 2008 -- Smokers and former smokers who eat lots of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be less likely than other smokers to develop lung cancer. Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. reported that news today in Washington, D.C. at an American Association of

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