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