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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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