Lung Cancer in the News

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

07/07/2014 - Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study

07/01/2014 - Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study

06/27/2014 - It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

06/24/2014 - Seven new stories show the ravages of smoking, urge smokers to quit

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.

06/23/2014 - Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

Timing of Day's First Cigarette May Influence Lung Cancer Risk

06/19/2014 - People who light up soon after rising might face higher odds for the disease, research shows

Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

06/11/2014 - New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

06/02/2014 - Researchers report test could also differentiate early and late stages of the disease

Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

06/02/2014 - But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer

06/02/2014 - Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

Viewing E-Cigarette Use May Keep Smokers From Quitting

05/29/2014 - Seeing smokeless devices in action triggered urge for a regular cigarette in young smokers, study found

Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

05/29/2014 - Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

COPD Patients Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure, Study Says

05/21/2014 - Blacks with lung condition were most vulnerable of all, researchers report

Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer Care: Study

05/20/2014 - Screening for mutations helps doctors choose targeted therapies that could increase survival, researchers say

Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

05/14/2014 - But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey

05/13/2014 - Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

04/29/2014 - But death rate higher after 90 days surprises researchers

Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

04/08/2014 - Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

03/28/2014 - Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

03/27/2014 - Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

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