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