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  1. New Lung Cancer Guidelines Issued

    Sept. 10, 2007 -- Lung cancer experts today issued new guidelines on screening, preventing, and coping with lung cancer. The new lung cancer guidelines, issued by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), update the ACCP's 2003 lung cancer guidelines. Here's a quick look at the guidelines: Lu

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  2. Cholesterol Drugs Fight Lung Cancer

    May 7, 2007 -- People who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for more than six months -- even smokers -- cut their lung cancer risk by 55%, a Veterans Administration study suggests. Taking the drugs for four or more years cut lung cancer risk by 77%. "The data obtained after six months of statin

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  3. Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors

    April 17, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Cannabis may be bad for the lungs, but the active ingredient in marijuana may help combat lung cancer, new research suggests. In lab and mouse studies, the compound, known as THC, cut lung tumor growth in half and helped prevent the cancer from spreading, says Anju Pr

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  4. Breath Test for Lung Cancer?

    April 16, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Some day your doctor may be able to detect the earliest signs of lung cancer just by asking you to exhale -- long before any symptoms develop. Using DNA recovered from exhaled breath, researchers say they can detect precancerous genetic changes in cells that line the

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  5. Genes May Boost Lung Cancer Chemo

    April 11, 2007 -- Certain genes may make some lung cancer patients more sensitive to chemotherapy, a new study shows. If so, those lung cancer patients may be able to take lower doses of chemotherapy, note the researchers, who work in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Th

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  6. Guided Heat for Inoperable Lung Cancer

    March 27, 2007 -- A minimally invasive treatment that uses guided heat to kill cancer cells shows promise as an alternative to radiation in patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancers. Researchers say radiofrequency (RF) ablation may offer older, sicker patients who are not good candidates fo

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  7. Green Tea May Fight Lung Cancer

    March 12, 2007 -- Green tea may fight lung cancer and could inspire the creation of new lung cancer drugs, scientists report. But it may be too soon to count on a cup of green tea to curb lung cancer. So far, the scientists have only tested green tea extract against human lung cancer cells in test t

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  8. Lung Cancer CT Scans No Help?

    March 6, 2007 -- CT scans that look for signs of early lung cancer don't seem to help current and former smokers avoid death, but they do increase the risk of unneeded surgery, biopsies, and radiation, a new study reports. The finding comes from four years of follow-up data on 3,246 smokers and ex-s

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  9. Test IDs Early Lung Cancer in Smokers

    March 5, 2007 -- A new test tells smokers whether they're getting lung cancer -- with early enough warning to save their lives. Like current lung cancer tests, the new test requires a bronchoscopy. In that procedure, a doctor inserts a flexible tube through the patient's nose or mouth to examine the

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  10. Breath Test May Help Spot Lung Cancer

    Feb. 26, 2007 -- A breath test for lung cancer shows promising results in its early trials and may lead to a simple, inexpensive lung cancer test. The test needs refinement, but the theory behind the test works, say the doctors who developed it. The Cleveland Clinic's Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, and col

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