Lung Cancer in the News

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

07/02/2015 - But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

06/29/2015 - Continued interest surprises researchers

Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

06/23/2015 - Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says

06/23/2015 - Annual screening could catch changes that signal beginnings of cancer

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

06/18/2015 - 4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

06/15/2015 - Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

06/04/2015 - Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

06/02/2015 - Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer

06/01/2015 - Patients with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer who got nivolumab lived longer, had fewer side effects

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

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