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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Female Nonsmokers Get More Lung Cancer

    Feb. 9, 2007 -- Lung cancer is not solely a smoker's disease -- and women who have never smoked are more at risk than men, new research confirms. About 20% of lung cancer cases in women occur in nonsmokers, the research suggests. In men, the percentage is about 8%. To put the risk in perspective, a

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  5. Stem Cells May Lead to Cancer Vaccine

    Nov. 9, 2006 -- It might be possible to make a cancer vaccine using embryonic stem cells, University of Louisville scientists report. Their prediction is based on early lab tests on mice. No such vaccine exists for humans yet. But results from mouse tests suggest the "exciting possibility" that embr

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  6. CT Screening Finds Lung Cancers Early

    Oct. 25, 2006 - More than 90% of lung cancer patients end up dying of their disease; now a potentially landmark study suggests early screening could save most of them. In the international study, routine screening using spiral computed tomography (CT) imaging resulted in the detection of lung cancer

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  7. FDA OKs Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

    Oct. 12, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the colon cancer drug Avastin for use with chemotherapy in treating advanced lung cancer. Avastin may now be used with the chemo drugs carboplatin and paclitaxel as an initial treatment for advanced cases of non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer. Lung cancer

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  8. Nonsmokers Can Inherit Lung Cancer

    Oct. 9, 2006 -- Having a close family member who's had lung cancer doubles your own risk for the disease -- even if you don't smoke. The finding comes from a 13-year study of more than 102,000 Japanese men and women. Study participants were aged 40 to 69 at the start of the study. Over the study per

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  9. Blood Test Spots Lung Cancer

    Oct. 2, 2006 (Istanbul, Turkey) -- A new blood test may be able to spot lung cancer in its earliest stages, when it is potentially curable, French researchers report. The test has the potential to save millions of lives, says researcher William Jacot, MD, a cancer specialist at the Hopital Arnaud de

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  10. Is Chemo Worth It? New Test May Tell

    Sept. 6, 2006 -- A new test promises to tell some cancer patients whether they will benefit from undergoing post-surgery chemotherapy. Suffering through cancer chemotherapy is worth it -- when it helps patients live longer. But many patients end up with no real benefit from enduring chemo after surg

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