Lung Cancer in the News

Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

05/29/2015 - Patients given nivolumab reported fewer side effects, longer survival than those receiving usual chemo agent

Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

05/28/2015 - Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

05/21/2015 - But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

05/19/2015 - Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

05/19/2015 - Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

05/14/2015 - State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

05/04/2015 - More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

05/01/2015 - Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

04/29/2015 - Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

04/24/2015 - Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds

Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

04/22/2015 - Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

04/20/2015 - Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

04/20/2015 - Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

04/17/2015 - Researcher suggests a change in screening policies

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

03/30/2015 - Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

03/26/2015 - Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer

03/04/2015 - The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

02/19/2015 - Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges

02/13/2015 - Finding runs counter to current practice, researchers note

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

02/12/2015 - But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

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