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  • Chemo for Lung Cancer May Trigger Early Menopause, Study Finds

  • Study Explores New Way to Stop Cancer's Spread

  • Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer?

  • Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds

  • Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough

  • For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline

  • More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers Quit

  • Antiviral Treatments Reduce Cancer Risk for HIV Patients

  • Could a Blood Test Spot Lung Cancer Early?

  • Cancer Drug Keytruda a New Weapon Against Advanced Lung Tumors

  • Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men

  • Cinnamon-Flavored E-Cigs May Bring Lung Dangers: Study

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declines Again, But Prostate Cancer Incidence Rises

  • Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

  • Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks

  • Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?

  • New Drugs May Be Big Advance in Lung Cancer Care

  • FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

  • More U.S. Teens Seeing Ads for E-Cigarettes

  • Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study

  • Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

  • Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

  • Exercise May Help Lung Cancer Surgery Go More Smoothly

  • Cancer Survival Rates Vary Across the World

  • Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Might Cause Cancers, Mouse Study Suggests

  • New Treatments Tackling Tough Lung Cancer

  • Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers Think

  • Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment: Study

  • Best Ways to Quit Smoking, Cut Your Lung Cancer Risk

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Steadily Dropping: Report

  • New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Wide Range of Tumors

  • Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases

  • Lung Cancer Drug Targets 'Hidden' HIV in French Patient

  • Yoga May Give Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers a Boost

  • Could a Common Blood Thinner Lower Cancer Risk?

  • Survival Odds Improving for Lung Cancer Patients

  • High-Nicotine E-Cigs May Be Gateway to Smoking for Teens
    Many more 10th graders who tried the devices were hooked on 'regular' cigarettes later, study found

  • Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study
    EPA moves likely cut cases of lung and bladder cancer

  • Health Tip: Screening for Lung Cancer
    Things you should know

  • Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

  • FDA OKs First 'Biosimilar' Drug to Fight Cancer
    New biologic could help drive down the cost of care, agency says

  • Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk
    Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report

  • Obamacare Paid Off for Poorer Cancer Patients
    Health coverage surged in states that expanded Medicaid, research finds

  • Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?
    Increased odds only seemed to affect men or male smokers, study suggests

  • Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?
    Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

  • Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women
    Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

  • Create Your Own Quit-Smoking Plan
    Change habits that foster tobacco use

  • For Holocaust Survivors, Raised Risk of Cancer
    Study followed more than 150,000 people for 45 years

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors
    Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

  • Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years
    Study looked at data stretching from 1956 and 2016

  • Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives
    But the gene flaw is rare, affecting less than 1 percent of typical cancers, researchers say

  • Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers
    Medications show promise for non-small cell type

  • Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

  • Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?
    New report suggests they're tied to rising rates of an aggressive lung cancer

  • More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare
    Access to screening likely behind the boost, cancer experts say

  • Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return
    Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

  • 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
    This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung Cancer
    Immunotherapy may triple 5-year survival rate for certain patients with advanced disease, study finds

  • Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?
    Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans
    Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

  • Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers
    Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say

  • Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health
    Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

  • Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer
    Such testing could cut death rate by 20 percent, American Cancer Society says

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades
    But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

  • Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help
    Study found 21 percent went without therapy, even though it could boost their survival

  • Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never
    Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

  • Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival
    Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

  • Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer
    Tecentriq extended survival by several months for patients with advanced disease, study found

  • Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix
    Chances of an early death double if smoker also has the blood sugar disease, study finds

  • Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues
    Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

  • Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths
    Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

  • New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients
    2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

  • Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients
    Large review in California finds lower survival rates among those with most exposure to dirty air

  • Heart Failure After Heart Attack Tied to Cancer Risk in Study
    Preliminary finding points to need for careful screening of cardiac patients, researcher says

  • Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?
    Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

  • Second, Unrelated Cancers Strike 1 in 12 Cancer Patients
    Unfortunately, they're often deadly

  • Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?
    Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

  • Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    British study highlights the need for better early detection, researchers say

  • Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That
    Study found tracking symptoms, alerting doctors to trouble early led to longer survival

  • Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
    Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

  • Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients
    3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

  • Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age
    Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

  • Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients
    Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

  • Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women
    Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

  • Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
    Study finds even small increases in pollution raised overall odds of dying from disease by 22 percent

  • Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening
    Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

  • Xalkori Approved For Rare Genetic Form of Lung Cancer
    ROS-1 positive NSCLC

  • Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?
    Study suggests link for regimens rich in refined carbs, potatoes, but it can't prove cause-and-effect

  • For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle
    Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans
    Study finds using costly test as first option for follow-up may not improve survival

  • U.S. Action on Climate Change Could Save Nearly 300,000 Lives by 2030: Study
    Using targets from recent Paris Agreement, scientists calculate potential deaths averted from heart, lung disease

  • Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report
    But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

  • Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?
    Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

  • Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery
    Study found the very thin or very obese had the highest odds for complications

  • Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit
    Intervention helped boost success rates a bit, even when counseling wasn't included, study found

  • Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients
    Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

  • Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study
    Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

  • Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study
    Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

  • Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study
    That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

  • Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer
    In study, the immune-based therapy beat an older drug with fewer side effects, but it's expensive

  • One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds
    Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

  • Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study
    Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

  • Alecensa Approved for Lung Cancer Tied to Gene Mutation
    Drug to be used for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancers

  • Portrazza Approved for Advanced Lung Cancer
    The top cause of cancer death in the United States

  • Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States
    Quality of insurance across U.S. may influence treatment, researcher says

  • Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    Dialysis, organ transplant may boost odds for certain types of cancer

  • High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery
    Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

  • Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research
    But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

  • Study Says Radiation Often Overused in Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    Authors cite concerns about extra costs, side effects

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer
    Keytruda shrank tumors in some patients with advanced disease

  • Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer
    Helps immune system fight non-small cell lung cancer

  • CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study
    Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

  • More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC
    7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

  • New Drug May Give Small Survival Boost to Some With Advanced Lung Cancer
    Nivolumab is most effective in tumors with a particular gene mutation, researchers report

  • Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop Lung Cancer
    Nonsmokers with a common form of lung cancer more apt to be women, study finds

  • Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide
    Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

  • Nonsmokers Account for Rising Proportion of Lung Cancer Cases, Studies Find
    Experts suspect environmental factors, genetics

  • U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC
    Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

  • Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk
    They focused on telomere length, discovered association

  • Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting
    Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds

  • Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer
    Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

  • Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds
    Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

  • Iressa Approved for Specific Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    New companion diagnostic can identify candidates

  • Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report
    Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says
    Annual screening could catch changes that signal beginnings of cancer

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    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
    Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

  • Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers
    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
    Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

  • Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer
    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
    Patients given nivolumab reported fewer side effects, longer survival than those receiving usual chemo agent

  • Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer
    Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

  • Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC
    But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

  • Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds
    Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

  • Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely
    Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year

  • Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants
    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
    More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?
    Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers
    Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

  • Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice
    Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

  • Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer
    Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

  • Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery
    Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

  • Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer
    Researcher suggests a change in screening policies

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

  • Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
    Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

  • Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer
    The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges
    Finding runs counter to current practice, researchers note

  • Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input
    But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations
    It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

  • Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says
    Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

  • Test Your Home for Radon: EPA
    The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

  • Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
    It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

  • As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall
    Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings

  • Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes
    Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

  • Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
    Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk
    Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

  • Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014
    VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

  • Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
    American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

  • Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality
    Technique could treat these abnormalities elsewhere in the body, researchers say

  • Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
    Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

  • Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer
    Drug blocks blood supply that fuels tumors

  • Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report
    Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
    Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

  • Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout
    American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

  • Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
    Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

  • More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC
    Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

  • Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers
    Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

  • Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?
    Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

  • Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows
    Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

  • Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports
    Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts

  • Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades
    Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

  • Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
    CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

  • Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
    Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

  • Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study
    Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

  • Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years
    CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

  • Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
    New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds
    Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise

  • New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
    Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

  • Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
    Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

  • One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds
    Experts say finding shows how hard it is to quit, and that doctors need to make better effort to help

  • Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
    Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

  • HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
    Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

  • Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study
    It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

  • Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.
    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
    People who light up soon after rising might face higher odds for the disease, research shows

  • Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study
    New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

  • 1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer
    Study finds smokers with gene normally linked to breast cancer appear to have a much higher risk of lung cancer

  • Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests
    But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

  • Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer
    Researchers report test could also differentiate early and late stages of the disease

  • Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers
    Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

  • Viewing E-Cigarette Use May Keep Smokers From Quitting
    Seeing smokeless devices in action triggered urge for a regular cigarette in young smokers, study found

  • Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer Care: Study
    Screening for mutations helps doctors choose targeted therapies that could increase survival, researchers say

  • Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says
    But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

  • Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey
    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
    But death rate higher after 90 days surprises researchers

  • Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
    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
    Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

  • Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
    Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer
    Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

  • Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
    Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

  • CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
    Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

  • CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
    It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

  • Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
    Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

  • Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study
    Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

  • Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer
    Small study of mesothelioma patients also found smoother recovery with this treatment method

  • Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
    American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

  • Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought
    Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

  • U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC
    Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
    Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

  • Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century
    Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

  • U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers
    Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

  • Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice
    Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
    But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

  • Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds
    Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

  • Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless, Study Finds
    Research suggests CT scan screening might lead to needless worry, treatment in these cases

  • Tobacco Myths Continue Half-Century After Landmark U.S. Report
    And Americans continue to die from smoking-related lung cancer, experts note

  • Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study
    Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment

  • Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection, Study Finds
    Check for early stage lung and prostate malignancies isn't 'perfect', but could prove useful, clinicians say

  • Blood Test May Tell If Lung Nodule Is Cancerous or Benign
    Study found the screening method to be 90 percent accurate, perhaps sparing some patients biopsies

  • Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?
    Little-used depression drug shows early promise in lab, mice studies

  • Protein Found in Blood Might Help Detect Lung Cancer Sooner: Report
    Preliminary finding focused on non-small cell lung cancer, Chinese researchers say

  • Gene Mutation May Help Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Nonsmokers
    Finding might offer doctors a 'practical tool,' researcher suggests

  • More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection
    Yearly tests picked up malignant tumors sooner than X-rays, study found

  • Discovery May Help Pinpoint Risk of Lung Cancer Returning After Surgery
    Tumors with specific cell pattern might indicate need for more extensive procedure, study suggests

  • U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers
    Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

  • Menthol May Boost Cigarettes' Addictive Properties: Study
    And FDA says the chemical makes it easier for young people to start smoking and harder for smokers to quit

  • Plain Brown Cigarette Packs May Help Some Smokers Quit: Study
    After Australia mandated such packaging in 2012, most users found cigarettes 'less satisfying'

  • Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says
    Early changes look similar to abnormalities seen in lung cancer, researchers find

  • Homeless Face Hidden Epidemic of Smoking
    Three-quarters of this population smoke, and they've been targeted by tobacco companies in the past, advocate says

  • Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening: Study
    Findings may aid development of lung cancer-testing guidelines, researchers say

  • FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer
    Gilotrif targets a gene mutation that occurs in about 10 percent of cases

  • Gilotrif Approved for Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    Caused by certain gene mutations

  • Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure
    Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

  • Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk
    Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

  • Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study
    Lambrolizumab activates body's immune system to kill cancerous cells, researchers say

  • New Drug May Help Fight Certain Advanced Lung Cancers
    In trial, ganetespib extended survival for people with a very common form of the disease

  • Campaign Urges Smokers to Enlist Doctors' Help in Quitting
    Physician advice, assistance greatly boosts success of cessation efforts

  • CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
    But questions remain about widespread screening

  • American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress
    One million cancer deaths avoided since 1990s, group says

  • Racial Disparities Seen in U.S. Lung Cancer Treatment
    Blacks less likely, Hispanics more likely than whites to undergo surgery as early treatment, study shows

  • Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
    But expert notes questions about frequency remain

  • New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
    Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

  • Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
    Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

  • Test Approved to Detect Faulty Lung Cancer Gene
    Gene present in 10 percent of NSCLC cases

  • Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
    4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

  • Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds
    Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

  • Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
    Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers
    Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

  • Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds
    For those with the gene, drugs appeared to extend survival without spread of disease by several months

  • Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff
    Study shows a pill containing THC lasts longer and may be safer than smoking pot

  • Clinical Trials Helped One Woman's Fight Against Cancer
    And new tool for finding the right match may help others get novel treatments

  • Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study
    'Cryoablation' might offer therapeutic option for cancer patients whose disease has spread

  • Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says
    Findings suggest lung cancer develops through multiple mechanisms

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer
    Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers

  • Lung Cancer Scares Vary by State, Study Finds
    False-positive results lead to unneeded risky procedures

  • 'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers
    Highest levels of cancer-linked substance found in blood of those who light up first thing in morning

  • Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey
    Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance

  • When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival
    Study suggests patients who have tumors removed could live many extra months

  • CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads
    Emotional ads put a face to devastating effects from both smoking and secondhand smoke

  • Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
    Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

  • U.S. Abandons Effort to Place Graphic Labeling on Cigarettes
    Court challenges to the proposals will not be sent to Supreme Court, Justice Department says

  • What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
    But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

  • Smoking Rates Much Higher Among the Mentally Ill: CDC
    On average, more than a third of people with psychiatric woes smoke, and they're less likely to quit

  • Study: Lungs From Heavy Smokers OK for Transplant
    But recipients need to know the source of the potential transplant, researchers say

  • Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds
    Experts urge stopping at time of diagnosis, but quitting any time is healthy

  • Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.
    Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
    American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

  • U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study
    Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say

  • Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers
    Recommendation follows on prior study finding 20 percent reduction in deaths for older smokers

  • Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
    Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds
    Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

  • Millions of Nonsmokers Exposed to Smoke From Neighbors' Apartments: Report
    Multi-unit buildings need to become smoke-free zones, experts say

  • EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air
    Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

  • Even Light Smoking Boosts Women's Risk of Sudden Heart Death: Study
    As few as 1 to 14 cigarettes daily doubled risk, researchers found

  • Obesity Complicates Lung Cancer Surgery: Study
    Greater body-mass index meant more time in operating room

  • Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer
    Knowing symptoms, early detection could cut rates of this deadly disease, expert suggests

  • Great American Smokeout Is Thursday
    Anti-smoking advocates want to jump-start stalled momentum for quitting

  • Scientists Find Gene Differences in Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
    Large study focused on Asian women who had never smoked

  • Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type
    Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

  • Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer
    Palliative radiation therapy can ease pain, but 64 percent in study thought it could cure their cancer

  • Many Terminal Cancer Patients Put False Hope in Chemo, Study Finds
    Doctors must improve their message, researchers say

  • Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
    Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

  • Abraxane Approved to Treat Advanced Lung Cancer
    Among people who aren't candidates for surgery or radiation

  • Scientists Link Gene to Lower Risk of Lung Cancer
    Inflammation may be a disease factor, researcher says

  • Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Supportive Spouse May Extend Cancer Survival
    Single men had worst post-treatment longevity, study found

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • U.S. Appeals Court Backs Ruling Against Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs
    Decision finds requirement would violate free speech; makes Supreme Court decision likely

  • Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC
    30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

  • Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
    Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

  • Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study
    But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

  • Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow
    Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

  • Lung Cancer Deaths Rise Among 'Boomer' Women in South
    Researchers see link to targeted tobacco marketing to young women in the 60's and lax state laws

  • EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air
    Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs

  • Targeted Radiation for Lung Cancer May Carry Risks
    Case report warns the relatively new treatment killed airway tissue in woman with early-stage disease

  • Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study
    Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

  • No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies
    Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

  • Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers
    Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

  • New 'Personalized' Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma, Lung Cancer
    They focus on genes that are specific to the type of tumor the patient has

  • States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds
    Just $8 billion was spent on prevention out of almost $244 billion received, CDC says

  • Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk
    But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

  • Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated
    Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

  • Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
    Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

  • Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk
    New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

  • Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Keep Ex-Smokers From Relapse
    International study finds that deterrent images, messages help those who say they matter

  • Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say
    Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

  • Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival
    Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study
    Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

  • Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
    Study suggests CT scans of those at high risk for developing disease could be cost-effective

  • Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
    Although not a cure, it appeared to prolong life in some cases of non-small cell disease

  • You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
    Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

  • Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer
    Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

  • FDA Calls on Tobacco Companies to List Harmful Ingredients
    Manufacturers must also back up claims that certain products are 'safer' to smoke

  • Stigma, Shame Can Worsen Depression in Lung Cancer Patients
    They may believe -- rightly or not -- that others blame them for diagnosis

  • States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC
    Agency says more can be done to raise the cost of smoking, which is known to boost quit rates

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

  • Appeals Court Backs FDA Move for Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs
    Ohio decision runs counter to ruling by Washington, D.C.-based judge in February

  • Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 795,000 Lives Over 25 Years: Study
    Public smoking bans, higher cigarette taxes, increased risk awareness all helped

  • Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey
    Not only wasteful, tests can lead to unnecessary treatments for patients

  • Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups
    Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

  • U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes
    Pledge comes after judge blocked FDA mandate, calling it unconstitutional

  • Why Cancer Symptoms May Elude M.D.
    Young age, vague complaints, language barriers may delay diagnosis, study says

  • New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
    Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

  • Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study
    Treatment may not extend life for older patients with locally advanced disease

  • Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
    Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

  • Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return
    But it's not clear yet how helpful the molecular exam will be, experts say

  • At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply
    Experts weigh in as another large health care provider decides to hire nonsmokers only

  • Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer
    Tissue samples, sensitive blood analyses show promise for early diagnosis, treatment

  • Mixed News on Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer
    One drug made little difference, another showed promise in mice with genetic mutation

  • Occasional Pot Smoking Won't Harm Lungs: Study
    20-year study finds a few joints a month have no effect, but other experts differ

  • Researchers Look at Genomes of Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
    Never-smokers may have different mutations in genes than smokers, suggests small, early study

  • Anti-Estrogen Treatment Shrank Lung Tumors in Mice
    Preliminary study exposed animals to cancer-causing agent in tobacco

  • Mice Exposed to Smoke Helped by Blood Pressure Drug: Study
    Research may hold hope for treating smoking-related lung diseases in humans

  • Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report
    One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

  • Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011
    Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women
    Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

  • Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011
    Report from leading oncologists' group finds strides were made against tough-to-treat tumors

  • Lung Cancer's Hidden Victims: Those Who Never Smoked
    More than 32,000 Americans who never lit up will die each year, with women at higher risk, experts say

  • Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit
    'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • New Treatment May Boost Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer Cases
    Patients on 'epigenetic' combo lived an average of two months longer than expected in small, early study

  • Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings
    Images of diseased body parts are designed to be part of packaging

  • Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds
    But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

  • Too Much Drinking May Raise Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    Research also found extra pounds, black tea and fruit might all shield against the disease

  • X-Ray Screening Doesn't Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths: Study
    Researchers found no reduction in mortality among those who got chest X-rays

  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study
    Combined with chemo, the shot appears to slow progression of non-small cell form of disease

  • Globally, 2 Million Deaths a Year Linked to Smoky Stoves
    People in developing nations most at risk from fumes from cooking, heating units, experts say

  • Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

  • U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

  • Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women
    CDC report also finds continued long-term drop in cases among men

  • Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders
    Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

  • Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause
    Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

  • Xalkori Approved for Advanced Lung Cancer
    Therapy targets abnormal gene

  • Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study
    Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

  • Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified
    Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

  • Disabilities From 9/11 Behind Rising Retirements for NYC Firefighters
    Researchers say attacks, aftermath have had 'enormous impact' on responders' health

  • Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
    Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

  • Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study
    Finding runs counter to expert recommendations against use of the therapy by those over 70

  • Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer
    Those who have a cigarette as soon as they wake may be more addicted than others, researchers say

  • For Many, Risks of Lung Biopsy May Outweigh Benefits: Study
    Bleeding, collapsed lung are complications associated with the procedure, researchers say

  • Tarceva Battles Lung Cancer in Some
    Study found drug tripled survival -- 13.1 months versus 4.6 months for chemo group -- in those with EGFR mutation

  • Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids
    For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

  • More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study
    But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

  • Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials
    Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

  • Experimental Drug Bests Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study
    Better response, progression-free survival time seen with Tarceva in trial patients

  • Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?
    While the tests can save lives, they're not for everyone, experts say

  • FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer
    In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

  • More Evidence CT Scans Better at Detecting Lung Cancer
    Earlier treatment improves survival chances, experts say

  • FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug
    Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

  • FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs
    The warnings must appear on all products, advertising by September 2012

  • Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report
    Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

  • Taking Chemo Drug Continuously Delayed Lung Cancer's Return
    Study found 38% reduction in risk of recurrence in advanced cases

  • Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

  • Family Medical History Murky for Many
    Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

  • Blacks With Cancer More Inclined to Exhaust Funds to Prolong Life: Study
    Hispanics, Asians also more likely than whites to say they'd spend all of their money to live longer

  • Smoke-Free Laws Moving Ahead in U.S.
    Government report finds half the states have enacted restrictions in workplaces, bars and restaurants

  • Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling
    Findings support efforts to mandate plain packaging, researchers say

  • Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking
    Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

  • HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
    Researchers don't know if vaccine to prevent cervical cancer would work for lung cancer

  • Blood Test Holds Hope for Spotting Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
    Small study identified disease 83% of the time, but more research needed, experts say

  • Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

  • Lung Cancer Evolves With Treatment, Study Finds
    Genetic changes in response to therapy may cause some tumors to become drug-resistant

  • Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study
    Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Higher Levels of Blood Protein Linked to Lower Respiratory Risks
    Bilirubin may have a protective effect, researchers say

  • Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer
    Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients
    Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

  • Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows
    Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

  • Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
    U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

  • Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer
    Finding comes from study on the hormone's effect on cancerous and pre-cancerous cells

  • Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample
    Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

  • U.S. Health Care Reform Tops Health News for 2010
    Food safety reform and the flu epidemic that fizzled also made headlines this year

  • Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars
    Lung cancer spending should focus more on detection and treatment, advocates say

  • Rash Due to Lung Cancer Drug May Be Linked to Better Survival
    More study urged on skin reaction from Erbitux seen in non-small cell lung cancer patients

  • Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins
    Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

  • FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer
    But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

  • Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time
    Identification of two 'biomarkers' may also help improve treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

  • Even One Cigarette Can Prove Lethal, U.S. Surgeon General Says
    Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

  • Black Smokers May Face Higher Death Risk Than Whites: CDC
    Missouri study shows significant racial gap in mortality from heart disease, cancer

  • Less Invasive Lung Cancer Staging Looks Promising
    Procedure could cut chest surgeries by 50 percent, researchers say

  • Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports
    CDC researchers say designated 'smoking rooms' do not shield nonsmokers from fumes

  • Minneapolis Study Points to Sharp Drop in Smoking Rates
    Not only are more smokers quitting, but fewer people are choosing to start habit, 30-year study finds

  • Awareness of COPD Growing, But More Lung Testing Urged
    U.S. survey found 69% now know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Whites, Blacks More Likely to Develop Lung Cancer: Study
    Hispanics have the lowest rate of the disease, U.S. study finds

  • FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs
    Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

  • High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers
    Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

  • Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease
    Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

  • CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates
    Major trial finds 20% drop, but experts say it's too early to make firm recommendations

  • Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study
    But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

  • Diabetes Drugs Might Lower Risk of Lung Cancer
    Study buttresses preliminary findings that found same benefit

  • New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers
    For some patients, crizotinib shrank tumors with a particular genetic mutation

  • Coming Soon: Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings?
    Neighbors' secondhand smoke threatens nonsmoking residents, researchers say

  • New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening
    Optical sweep of cells from cheek lining may detect which patients need more testing, study finds

  • Race Doesn't Seem to Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Blacks
    Comparison with white patients finds other factors influence prognosis, study says

  • Blacks Likely to Benefit From Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy
    Those with non-small cell cancers found to have mutation that responds to drug treatment

  • Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
    Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

  • Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease
    The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

  • Decline in Adult Smoking Stalls, Alarming Experts
    And more than half of U.S. kids exposed to secondhand smoke, CDC report finds

  • Room Air Sometimes as Good as Oxygen Therapy: Study
    Comparison found no significant difference in breathlessness levels among terminally ill

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Rate in Mice
    Findings reflect those of population studies in humans, researchers say

  • Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer?
    The wider the variety consumed by smokers, the greater the benefit, study suggests

  • Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway
    Just a few puffs trigger genetic changes in cells that could spur disease, experts say

  • Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival
    Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

  • No Evidence Estrogen Causes Lung Cancer Post-Hysterectomy
    Analysis found taking hormone alone did not increase risk

  • Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers
    But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

  • Avastin Largely Safe for Patients With Type of Advanced Lung Cancer
    Post-marketing research shows some serious side effects, but most are controllable

  • FDA Advisers Say Avastin Shouldn't Be Used for Breast Cancer
    The drug failed to live up to preliminary promise, experts contend

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
    American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

  • Tailored Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer?
    Patients with certain genetic profile respond better to the drug Iressa than to standard chemo, study found

  • Medicare Cuts May Have Led Docs to Prescribe More Chemo
    Treatment rates and use of costlier drugs increased after new rules took effect, study finds

  • Vitamin B6 Tied to Lowered Lung Cancer Risk
    But cause-and-effect not clear, and supplements are no excuse to keep smoking, experts say

  • Popular Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Slight Rise in Cancer Risk
    Meds such as Micardis, Diovan may raise the odds, but research is preliminary, experts say

  • Researchers Report Treatment Headway Against Lung Cancer
    Studies show combo chemotherapy, new drug prolonged lives of some with advanced disease

  • Don't Count on Selenium to Prevent Lung Cancer Recurrence
    Study halted early because of supplement's poor performance

  • More Cancer-Causing Chemicals in U.S. Cigarettes
    They contain about 3 times as much of a potent carcinogen as foreign brands, CDC finds

  • Genes' Link to Certain Cancers Questioned
    Because of their small size, studies tying genes to common tumors may be invalid, researchers say

  • Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer
    Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

  • Single Lung Tumor Contains 50,000 Mutations
    Finding throws monkey wrench into idea of individualized therapies, experts say

  • IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers
    In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

  • Post-Chemo Treatment May Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    Study finds some benefit with erlotinib for people with non-small-cell form of disease

  • Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?
    Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

  • Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients
    Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

  • Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers
    New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

  • Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Lung Cancer
    Metformin linked to tumor reduction in mouse study

  • Lung Cancer Increase in Women Tied to Genes, Estrogen
    Findings could explain rise in non-smokers as well, researchers say

  • Matching Tumor Types to Drugs Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes
    First such trial finds better control of disease when chemo is targeted to specific 'molecular signatures'

  • Blacks Hit Hardest by Lung Cancer
    Report finds they are more likely to develop, die from disease

  • Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer
    And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

  • Chemo May Boost Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery
    Therapy improves outcome for some patients with operable disease, review finds

  • Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
    Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

  • Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers
    Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

  • Review Faults Usefulness of Gene Expression Signatures
    For lung cancer, studies to date have too many flaws, researchers say

  • Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
    Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

  • FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids
    Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

  • Radiation May Help Those With Inoperable Lung Tumors
    3-year survival doubled after the treatment, study found

  • Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter
    Extract slows growth in lab cultures, researchers say

  • Genetic Variant Raises Lung Cancer Risk
    It doesn't matter whether you smoke a little or a lot, study finds

  • Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks
    More than half expect symptoms before diagnosis, survey finds

  • Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer
    Chemo, radiation may not be necessary for early malignancy, study finds

  • Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

  • 'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too
    Tobacco residue may give rise to new pollutants indoors, chemists suggest

  • New Test Might 'Smell' Early Stage Lung Cancer
    Mouse study suggests changes in scent of urine could catch disease quickly

  • Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
    'Dramatic' results show that it's never too late to kick the habit, experts say

  • Tobacco Toxin Helps a Protein Cause Lung Cancer
    The process turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows

  • Current Smoking Can Worsen Lung Cancer
    Cigarette fumes not only cause tumors, but promote growth, mouse study finds

  • Strides Made in Lung Cancer Treatment
    Genetic testing, biomarkers finally giving clues to elusive disease, experts report

  • Green Tea May Lower Lung Cancer Risk
    Benefits seen for smokers, nonsmokers, those with certain genetic makeup

  • Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers
    Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

  • Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents
    Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

  • Want to Cut Cancer Risk? Try Munching Pistachios
    Benefit comes from a particular type of vitamin E in the nuts, expert says

  • Lung Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing
    Anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teens reduce differences in incidence, deaths, research shows

  • Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
    New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

  • Gains Made in Lung Cancer Survival
    Modest improvement seen for advanced cases, study finds

  • Gene 'Signature' May Point to Lung Cancer
    Discovery could aid in development of simple screening test, expert says

  • Sleep Disorders Plague Cancer Patients
    More than three-quarters getting chemo deal with insomnia, study shows

  • Great American Smokeout '09: Time to Quit
    American Cancer Society sets Nov. 19 as annual day to 'butt out' for good

  • Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled
    1 in 5 Americans still smoke, CDC says, and numbers haven't moved in last 5 years

  • Focused Radiation May Help Some With Lung Cancer
    Study reports successes, especially for those with good lung function

  • Switch to 'Light' Cigarettes Makes Quitting Tougher
    Smokers may mistakenly believe they're 'healthier,' researchers say

  • Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals
    Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

  • Five-Minute Survey Can Help Predict Lung Cancer
    Office visit questionnaire led to screening in high-risk study patients

  • Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer
    How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

  • Is Smoking Tougher on Women?
    Research suggests they're more susceptible to dangers of tobacco

  • Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients
    Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

  • Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs
    Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

  • New Drug May Offer Hope to Some With Lung Cancer
    Pemetrexed improves survival with advanced non-small-cell tumors, study finds

  • Hormone Therapy May Make Lung Cancer More Likely
    Expert says finding supports doubts about value of treatment

  • Scientists May Know How Lung Cancer Spreads
    Preventing metastasis 'could have a huge impact on survival,' researcher says

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

  • Harm Begins With a Few Cigarettes, a Little Smog
    Levels of toxins in air don't have to be high to be hazardous, studies find

  • Get Ready for Gruesome Cigarette Warnings
    Graphic images of diseased body parts could become the norm on packaging

  • Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine
    Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

  • Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report
    And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

  • Gene Mutation Improves Response to Lung Cancer Drug
    Finding supports worthiness of genetic screening

  • Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
    Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Intense Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
    Thirty minutes a day cut risk in half in study of Finnish men

  • Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer
    Surgery alone not linked to improved survival in non-small-cell lung cancer study

  • Ovary Removal May Play a Role in Lung Cancer
    Increased risk could stem from sudden drop in estrogen, experts say

  • Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
    Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets

  • Small Molecule Might Play Big Part in Lung Cancer
    High levels of miR-21 were found in nonsmoking patients; could be target for treatment

  • Hopes Dashed for Thalidomide as Lung Cancer Treatment
    The drug's success with other cancers wasn't repeated with small cell tumors: study

  • Alimta Approved as Maintenance Therapy for Advanced Lung Cancer
    To prevent disease progression

  • Cell Pathway May Be Key to Lung Cancer's Spread
    Researchers express hope that finding will lead to treatments

  • Online Genetic Testing Appears to Have Benefits
    Lung cancer assessment allays some concerns about how patients interpret results, researchers say

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer
    Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

  • Nicotine Receptors Could Be Lung Cancer Treatment Target
    Compound inhibited receptors and led to cancer cell death in mouse study

  • Coming Soon: Lung-Cancer Spray?
    Novel delivery of gene therapy suppresses tumors in mice

  • Still Too Few Women in Cancer Trials
    Many may lack the time, resources to participate, study finds

  • Drug Combo Proves Powerful Against Lung Cancer
    Study finds better outcome for advanced non-small cell malignancies

  • Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer
    Alimta, Zactima extend survival but cure remains out of reach, studies show

  • HRT Ups Death Risk for Women With Lung Cancer
    Shortened survival points to estrogen's potential role in the disease, experts say

  • Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise
    Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say

  • 'Micro' Spreading of Breast Cancer Needs Treating, Study Urges
    Other research cautions against too much screening for lung cancer

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
    Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

  • Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors
    In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

  • Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
    Gene reprogramming can occur in just 3 days time

  • Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
    Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

  • More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
    Risk for incorrect but worrying findings rises 50 percent by the 14th test, study finds

  • Smoking Packs a Tougher Wallop for Women
    Research suggests greater female susceptibility to carcinogens

  • Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
    Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

  • Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    Controversial food byproduct even showed protection for women, study finds

  • Urine Test Could Gauge Smokers' Lung Cancer Risk
    Those with higher levels of a compound had nearly 9 times the risk, scientists say

  • Radiation-Chemo Combo Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes
    Getting both simultaneously linked to longer survival, study concludes

  • Blacks Less Likely to Get Optimal Lung Cancer Treatment
    Disparity in care is as wide today as it was in the early '90s, study says

  • Single Cell May Produce Multiple Lung Cancer Tumors
    Finding suggests biological and clinical management of these growths needs to be tailored

  • Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients
    It lowers immune system's defense to bacteria that threaten those with COPD, study says

  • Researchers Profile the 'Light' Smoker
    They're younger, more often black or Hispanic, report finds

  • Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease
    Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

  • Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
    Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds

  • Experts Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
    2-year project also urges higher cigarette taxes, more oversight of advertising claims

  • Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger
    Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

  • Health Groups Slam Tobacco Marketing to Women
    Attempts to make smoking more feminine, fashionable should be curbed, they say

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Your Risk of Lung Disease
    What you can do

  • Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice
    They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds

  • Promise of Cash Prompts Smokers to Quit
    Financial incentives tripled rates of cessation, study found

  • U.S. Flunks on Tobacco Control Report Card
    Lung Association report says feds and most states neglect preventing tobacco-caused illness

  • Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not
    Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease
    Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

  • Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer
    Accelerated growth of tumors seen in mouse study

  • Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far
    While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

  • Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts
    New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

  • Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer
    2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

  • Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer
    Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

  • Iressa as Good as Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
    Daily pill easier to take, has fewer side effects than chemotherapy, experts say

  • Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit
    American Cancer Society urges people to stop for a day, then for life

  • Genetic Trait Could Predict Lung Cancer
    But research is preliminary, scientists stress

  • Lung Cancer Patients Get Blamed for Their Disease
    Survey finds nearly two-thirds of Americans believe so, even though most victims don't smoke at diagnosis

  • Lung Cancer Genetics Different in Black Patients: Study
    Finding may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races

  • Lung Cancer May Be Deadlier for Men
    Gender is the major socioeconomic factor influencing outcomes, study finds

  • States Should Fund Quit-Smoking Treatments: Experts
    Every former smoker saves $20,000 in health costs, American Lung Association reports

  • U.S. Won't Meet 2010 No-Smoking Goals
    Almost 20% of adults smoked last year, far short of government objective of 12%, CDC says

  • Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually
    These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

  • Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs
    Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

  • U.S. Urged to Renew the War on Cancer
    Leadership has to come from White House to offset growing complacency, presidential panel says

  • Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer
    Discovery could lead to new targeted, individualized treatments, experts say

  • Study Suggests Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer
    But authors say research, which focused on men, doesn't mean it's OK to smoke

  • Study Suggests How Cancers Spread to Lungs
    A complex signaling system paves the way for metastasis, researchers say

  • For Some Doctors, Empathy Is in Short Supply
    Study finds they miss patients' cues about fears of well-being, even death

  • Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging
    Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

  • Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
    Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

  • Lung Cancer Rates Among Nonsmokers Not on the Rise
    International study debunks some commonly held beliefs about this type of cancer

  • Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk
    Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

  • 2 Million Cancer Cases Tied to Tobacco Use
    The U.S. review covered the period from 1999 to 2004

  • Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk
    Rates of respiratory tract cancers increase, lung cancer incidence does not, study finds

  • Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery
    Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

  • Newly Discovered Air Pollutants May Cause Lung Problems
    Cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases might be tied to persistent free radicals, study says

  • New Chemotherapy Combo Holds Promise for Lung Cancer
    But expert notes research is still in early stages

  • Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease
    Chemo-radiation therapy looks to kill cells on organ's surface, spare surrounding tissue

  • Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
    Combo of DNA activity, clinical clues could lead to smarter, tailored treatments, study suggests

  • Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer
    A woman's lung tumor disappears after anti-TNF medications are stopped, doctors report

  • Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk
    Snuff, chew shouldn't be viewed as a safe alternative to smoking, experts say

  • Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers
    Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

  • Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch
    Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

  • CT Screens for Lung Cancer Not a Cure-All
    Study says patients should think carefully about test that has no direct evidence of benefit

  • Non-Surgical Approach Can Treat Lung Cancers
    Radiofrequency ablation is quick and targets large tumors, sparing healthy tissue, study finds

  • Women Get Lung Cancer From Smoking at Same Rates as Men
    Health experts had debated whether women were more vulnerable to the disease

  • Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
    Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

  • Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products
    Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says

  • Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk
    Flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco does to DNA, study suggests

  • Erbitux Plus Chemo Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes
    Survival extended 5 weeks; benefit seen in all subtypes of disease, researchers say

  • Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
    Anti-inflammatory might one day help prevent malignancies, study suggests

  • Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
    Chronic inflammation could be the link, experts say

  • Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    It may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says

  • Ventilator Relieves Lung Cancer Pain in Final Hours
    At end of life, it may be better than standard oxygen therapy, study suggests

  • Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise
    It had 87% accuracy rate in spotting tumors, scientists said

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers
    Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

  • Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer
    Could help docs determine who would benefit most from chemo after surgery, study says

  • Chemo for Mesothelioma Offers Limited Survival Benefits
    Therapy does not appear to help quality of life for lung cancer linked to asbestos

  • Immune-Boosting Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise
    It cut relapse after surgery to same extent as chemo but without side effects

  • Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered
    Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

  • Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer
    It offers prospect of quick, noninvasive identification of the dangerous disease

  • Biomarker May Predict Response to Cancer Therapy
    Dutch researchers identify cell type that is potential target for these agents

  • High-Dose Chemo Fails Against Small Cell Lung Cancers
    Tripled dose was ineffective and toxic, so strategy should be abandoned, study says

  • Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill
    But simple tests and corrective actions can banish the carcinogenic gas

  • Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified
    Whether they affect smoking behavior and cancer incidence not clear yet, expert says

  • Frying Tumors Can Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    And a similar needle-based freezing technology can help fight kidney cancer, studies find

  • FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
    But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

  • Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
    But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

  • Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
    DNA evidence in lymph nodes could alter treatment approach, study suggests

  • Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped
    Latest data from Women's Health Initiative points to continued need for mammograms

  • Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    Study found a slight but significant association

  • Scientists Find Cancer Culprits in Cigarette Smoke
    Hydrogen peroxide and other oxidants cause lung cells to become malignant

  • Cancer Death Rates Still Declining
    But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

  • Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
    Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

  • Natural Secretion Marks Difference Between Ordinary Mole and Melanoma
    IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

  • Less Invasive Way to Stage Lung Cancer Shows Promise
    Needle aspiration procedures worked as well as standard, invasive method

  • Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients
    Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease

  • Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise
    But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

  • Sunlight Helps Put Lung Cancer in the Shade
    The more rays people caught, the less prone they were to get the disease, study found

  • Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope
    But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

  • High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk
    U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

  • Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk
    More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

  • Blood Test to Detect Lung Cancer Being Eyed
    Finding markers for 4 key proteins could determine if more invasive treatment is necessary, researchers say

  • Research Shows What Works to Cut Smoking Rates
    Higher cigarette prices, advertising bans can help, group says

  • PET Scans Could Boost Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    In studies, the technology beat CT in spotting tumors early

  • Quality of Life Predicts Lung Cancer Survival
    It was the single most important factor, researchers say

  • Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs
    And another study supports vitamins for respiratory health

  • More Dollars Don't Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    5-year outcomes unchanged since 1970s, despite higher spending on care, study shows

  • Blood Test Catches Secret Smokers
    Levels of carbon monoxide a giveaway, researcher says

  • Researchers ID New Gene Linked to Lung Cancer
    Discovery could lead to new therapies

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

  • Hycamtin Approved for Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Available next year

  • Immune Proteins Warn of Early Lung Cancer
    They could be basis of test for smokers, experts say

  • 3 New Lung Cancer Genes Identified
    They are associated with 20 percent of all lung malignancies, scientists say

  • Gene Tests Match Up Lung Tumors, Best Treatment
    DNA indicates whether chemo will work, experts say

  • Congress Starts Hearings on FDA's Control of Tobacco
    Some call it a boon for Americans' health, others disagree

  • Accordions Breathe Easier Since Smoking Ban
    And that's good news for the pub musicians who play them, Irish researchers say

  • Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk
    The suppression of certain DNA predicts malignancy, study finds

  • Tiny Sensor Could Spot Cancer Early
    Device is one of many innovations that may revolutionize care

  • Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates
    Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

  • Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention
    Supplements won't help lower risk, and neither will CT scans, guide says

  • Filtered Cigarettes Blamed for Huge Rise in Type of Lung Cancer
    Adenocarcinoma, once rare, now the leading lung cancer killer, study says

  • Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking
    It could lead to earlier detection, treatment of lung cancer, study says

  • Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer
    It could give an early warning and improve treatment success, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention
    Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

  • Brain Radiation Treatment Boosts Lung Cancer Survival
    It limits malignancy's spread, but safety issues remain, experts say

  • Congress Readies Bill to Give FDA Tobacco Oversight
    Critics and supporters debate the pluses and minuses of the legislation

  • Scans During Radiation Treatment Help Lung Cancer Patients
    PET imaging shows how tumors are responding, experts explain

  • Inflammatory Genes Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    2 variants alter immune system's response to infection, cell damage, study finds

  • Convenience Stores Most Likely to Sell Cigarettes to Kids
    Those sales are even more frequent when clerks are under 18, study finds

  • Surgeons Push for Less Invasive Lung Cancer Procedures
    They require less recovery time, but few centers can perform them, experts say

  • Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers
    Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

  • Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing
    Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

  • New Biomarkers Classify Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    Protein patterns in tumors, blood serum predictive of who would fare better, studies find

  • Disagreement With Doctor on Health Hurts Cancer Patients
    Those with advanced lung, colon cancers more likely to die if disconnect exists, study found

  • Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients
    But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

  • Gene Tests May Boost Lung Cancer Care
    They pinpoint the cause of the malignancy, which aids treatment, experts say

  • New Treatments for Tough Cancers Show Promise
    Studies found radiation, additional drugs slowed spread of lung, head/neck malignancies

  • FDA Should Regulate Tobacco: Report
    U.S. Institute of Medicine panel calls for tough new policies against smoking

  • Indoor Smoking Bans Kick Carcinogens to the Curb
    They're creating unhealthy 'smoke zones' on sidewalks, study finds

  • 'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma
    It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

  • Supplements Don't Cut Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    Taking multivitamins, C, E or folate conferred no statistically significant benefit

  • Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies
    They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

  • Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk
    But eating right is no green light to smoke, experts say

  • Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition
    Study author says sarcoidosis isn't really dangerous, but other doctors express concern

  • Diabetes Drug Boosts Chemo's Effectiveness
    Avandia gives push to plantinum-based therapies, researchers say

  • Statins Could Cut Lung Cancer Risk
    But promising findings need to be replicated elsewhere, experts say

  • Scientists Spot Mechanism Behind Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    Adding another medication can solve the problem, researchers say

  • Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment
    New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

  • Switch to Ethanol as Fuel May Harm Health
    Pollution levels would equal or exceed those produced by gasoline, study finds

  • Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer
    In cells and in mice, THC shrank tumors, scientists say

  • Minimally Invasive Lung Procedure Boosts Chemotherapy
    Thoracoscopic lobectomy also shortens hospital stays, recovery times, study finds

  • Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer
    One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

  • Inhaled Steroids Cut COPD Patients' Lung Cancer Risk
    The drugs may lower airway inflammation, reduce genetic errors, researchers say

  • Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking
    Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

  • Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke
    Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

  • Radiofrequency Method Zaps Lung Tumors
    Using a needle, doctors subject cancer to electrical currents

  • Study Compares Late-Stage Lung Cancer Treatments
    For many patients, radiation may outperform surgery following chemotherapy

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Fight Lung Cancer
    Mouse study suggests ACE inhibitors shrink tumors

  • CT Scans May Not Lower Lung Cancer Death Rate
    New findings are at odds with those of an earlier trial, however

  • Breath Test Helps Spot Lung Cancer
    The research, though preliminary, was accurate about 75% of the time

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study
    Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

  • More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'
    They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

  • DNA May Predict Benefit of Lung Cancer Treatment
    Two-gene test could help some patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Tobacco Ills
    Here's what tobacco use can do

  • Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study
    Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

  • Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High
    Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

  • Antibody Holds Promise Against Lung Cancer
    It could treat a wide range of tumor types, researchers say

  • Radon in the Home Can Cause Lung Cancer
    But simple tests for the odorless, tasteless gas could save your life

  • Sputum Test Could Spot Early Lung Cancer
    Study found gene-based screen to be 76% accurate

  • Big Tobacco Boosting Nicotine in Cigarettes: Study
    Consumers have been unaware of the trend, researchers say

  • Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
    Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

  • Gene Cluster May Predict Lung Cancer Outcome
    Five genes forecast better survival in a Taiwan study

  • Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors
    Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

  • Study Compares Lung Cancer Radiation Treatments
    Milder doses given over longer timespan are best value, researchers find

  • Immune Cells Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
    The fewer T-cell lymphocytes present in tumors, the greater likelihood of disease's return

  • Avastin Plus Chemo Benefits Lung-Cancer Patients
    Treatment extended survival by 2 months, a small but significant gain, researchers say

  • Smoking Habit Tough to Break Even After Lung Surgery
    Patients quickest to light up again were those who delayed longest before giving it up

  • Cutting Back on Smoking Won't Cut Death Risk
    Quitting is the only real route to health, study finds

  • Big Tobacco Downplays Smoking-Cancer Link When Sued
    Companies admit products cause disease -- just not in those who sue them, study finds

  • Using Nicotine Patch Before Quit Date Ups Success
    Strategy doubles the odds of staying smoke-free, studies find

  • Secondhand Smoke Speeds Lung Decline
    Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath arrive quicker, study finds

  • New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk
    Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

  • Thursday Marks 30th 'Great American Smokeout'
    There's no better time to quit than right now, experts say

  • Scientists Developing Lung Cancer Breath Test
    Preliminary research finds it may spot those at high risk for the killer disease

  • CT Scans Catch Lung Cancer at Earliest Stage
    When followed by surgery, 10-year survival rate soars, researchers found

  • Lung Tests Can Help Smokers Quit
    Especially when they're backed up by phone counseling, study finds

  • Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs
    But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

  • Lung Cancer Can Run in the Family
    Having a close relative with the disease almost doubles the odds, study finds

  • Avastin Sanctioned as Lung Cancer Treatment
    Drug extended survival in people with most common lung cancer

  • Workplace Smoking Ban Improves Employees' Health
    Prohibition in bars in Scotland showed almost immediate benefits, study found

  • Scientists Spot Potent Tobacco Carcinogen
    Acrolein in cooking oil may also spur cancer in nonsmokers, they say

  • Lung Cancer Risk Rises in Industrial Zones
    U.K. study found proximity to industry doubled women's risk

  • Menthol Cigarettes Seem Tougher to Quit
    This may help explain higher smoking-related illness among blacks, researchers say

  • Nicotine Helps Banish Depression
    Study finds an effect, but researchers advise against smoking

  • Air Pollution Linked to Lung Cancer
    Study may explain why some nonsmokers get the disease

  • oll on Health Continues
    As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

  • Protein Predicts Lung Cancer's Response to Treatment
    Screening for ECCR1 spots those who'll benefit from cisplatin

  • More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit
    Two studies show the new drug works over the long term

  • Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome
    Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

  • Nicotine May Help Spur Lung Cancer
    Finding puts patients' use of nicotine patches, gum in doubt

  • Heating, Destroying Lung Tumors Extends Lives
    'Thermal ablation' offers alternative for patients ineligible for surgery, researchers say

  • U.S. Women Uninformed About Lung Cancer
    Survey shows most don't know it's the No. 1 cancer killer

  • Secondhand Smoke a Threat to All, Surgeon General Warns
    It increases risk of heart disease, lung cancer and SIDS, report finds

  • t Lung Cancers
    Naturally occurring HLJ1 suppresses malignancy, study finds

  • Researchers Revisit Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery
    Improved technology is boosting the benefit to patients, study suggests

  • Extra Wrinkles a Bad Sign for Smokers
    They may point to a heightened risk for lung disease, study suggests

  • Lung Cancer Might be Overdiagnosed
    Preventive screening may be showing too many false-positives, study says

  • Chemo Helps Elderly Lung Cancer Patients, Too
    Study found treatment just as safe and effective for those over 65

  • Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to See Specialists
    Study found primary-care physicians more likely to send breast cancer patients to oncologists

  • Novel Therapies Beat Back Stubborn Cancers
    Several in the development pipeline show promise against lung, kidney cancers

  • Doctors Must Help COPD Patients Quit Smoking
    Patients need to understand the risks, and know how to quit, researchers say

  • New MRI Can Spot Emphysema Early
    It beats standard CT scanning, without the radiation risk, researchers say

  • Heavy Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    Researchers also found no link to throat, mouth, esophageal tumors

  • Nonsmoking Men, Women Face Same Lung Cancer Death Risk
    Study dispels myth that nonsmoking women have more to fear than men

  • Infants Exposed to Smoking at Risk of Lung Cancer
    Forty-seven percent of babies had a carcinogen in their urine, study found

  • Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million
    Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

  • Anticipation Heightens Smokers' Desire
    Watching someone puff away tugs on smokers' brains, study finds

  • Lung Cancer May Differ by Gender
    Women often get the disease in the absence of other lung trouble

  • Smoking History Hinders Lung Cancer Treatment
    Patients who have never smoked fare best, study finds

  • Smoking to Blame for Asian-American Cancer 'Gender Gap'
    Getting men to quit would drastically slash their risk, research shows

  • Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs
    A number of efforts could yield real rewards

  • Genes Play Role in Nonsmoker's Lung Cancer
    Family members also at risk when a never-smoker gets the disease, study finds

  • Nicotine Might Thwart Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
    Even gums and patches might spell trouble, new research suggests

  • Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good
    Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

  • Mucus Test Might Track Lung Cancer Risk
    Screen needs fine-tuning, but shows promise, researchers say

  • Smoking Can Kill In Middle Age
    Study shows rise in death rate, but quitting cuts the risk

  • Health Tip: Non-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too
    Environmental exposure and genetics also can play a part

  • Genes May Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
    RNA profile could spot patients in need of aggressive treatment, researchers say

  • Urban Air Clean-Ups Save Lives
    Ridding skies of particulate matter cuts heart, respiratory deaths, study finds

  • Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients
    More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

  • Reeve's Death Puts Focus on Women's Lung Cancer Risk
    More research needed into gender-based disease differences, experts say

  • Blood Protein Could Signal Lung Disease Risk
    CRP, commonly used to spot heart disease, may have another role, experts say

  • More Smokers Successfully Quit On a Whim
    Spontaneous decision might beat planning, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Hits Certain Races Harder
    Blacks and native Hawaiians have highest rates of deadly disease, study finds

  • Vitamin A-Like Compound Fights Lung Cancer
    In mice, bexarotene slowed malignancy by 50 percent, study found

  • Long-Term Survivors Hold Clues to Beating Lung Cancer
    About 1% of patients deemed 'incurable' beat the odds, study found

  • Dogs Smell Signs of Cancer
    Small study found they accurately detected presence of disease in human breath samples

  • When Quitting Smoking is a Family Affair
    New program targets the smoking relatives of lung cancer patients

  • Inhaled Anti-Rejection Drug Boosts Lung Transplant Survival
    But the medication is not available for widespread use, study notes

  • Nine States Have Banned Smoking in Public Places
    But 40 fail to adequately finance tobacco-prevention programs, report says

  • Family History a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
    Study suggests current, former smokers who have relatives with disease get screened

  • Anti-Smoking Vaccine Shows Promise
    NicVax helped smokers quit, even when they had little intention to do so

  • Chest X-Rays Often Wrong About Lung Cancer
    The majority of abnormal findings prove to be false positives, study finds

  • Blacks, Women Underrepresented in Lung Cancer Trials: Study
    Researchers call for recruitment strategies to correct the problem

  • Vitamin D Boosts Lung Health
    But it's too soon to recommend supplements just to improve breathing, experts say

  • Blacks, Hispanics Less Likely to Use Nicotine Replacement Rx
    Money is not the issue, a new VA study finds

  • Too Many Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke
    Study finds not enough is being done to help the newly diagnosed quit

  • Protein Test Points to Early Lung Cancer
    Spotting the disease in its first stages is crucial, experts say

  • Great American Smokeout Arrives Thursday
    Annual event urges smokers to kick the habit for good

  • New Clues to Vitamin A Resistance in Lung Cancer Found
    Study found new receptor that might explain why patients don't respond to treatment

  • Blacks More Likely to Forego Lung Cancer Surgery
    They may be misinformed about risks linked to these procedures, experts say

  • Snuff Use Not a Good Route to Quitting Smoking
    Switching to smokeless tobacco products carries its own risks, researchers warn

  • New Technology Boosts Lung Cancer Treatment
    High-dose radiation may now be available to sicker patients, researchers say

  • Misconceptions Still Shroud Smoking
    The right information can help smokers quit, study finds

  • Cheek Swab Helps Spot Early Lung Cancer
    But experts say the test may not yet be accurate enough for widespread use

  • Iressa Doesn't Improve Odds Against Lung Cancer
    But nonsmokers and Asians saw some survival benefit, researchers note

  • Some Vegetables May Protect Against Lung Cancer
    Genetics seem to determine whether foods like cabbage, broccoli help, study finds

  • Higher Risk of Lung Cancer Among Blacks Explained
    Study found faulty cellular checkpoints hurt ability to repair DNA damage

  • No Link Between Pot Smoking, Cancer
    Marijuana smoke contains THC, which may inhibit cancer, an expert says

  • Test Could Spot Asbestos-Linked Lung Cancer
    Early detection is key to treating mesothelioma, experts say

  • Docs Must Talk to Patients About Secondhand Smoke
    More Americans are threatened by 'passive' than active smoking, experts point out

  • Smokers Who Cut Down Trim Lung-Cancer Risk
    But the gains aren't significant; quitting is best approach, experts say

  • 'Light' Smoking Takes Heavy Toll on Health
    One to four cigarettes per day triples risks for heart disease, lung cancer, study shows

  • The Beta Carotene-Tobacco Conundrum
    Supplement cuts cancer risk in non-smokers, but ups it in those who've smoked, study finds

  • Drug Fights Advanced Lung Cancer
    Tarceva shows promising results in older patients

  • Crunchy Veggies May Thwart Lung Cancer
    In high doses, those in the cabbage family slowed malignancies, studies found

  • New Molecule Stops Cancer's Spread
    Clinical trial underway with leukemia patients, researchers say

  • New Technology Cuts Lung Cancer Surgery
    It offers a clearer assessment of cancer's spread, study says

  • Protein Key to Lung Cancer Drug Response
    Patients with EMP-1 in tumor cells may not respond to Iressa, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Can Strike Nonsmokers
    Dana Reeve, widow of Christopher Reeve, highlights growing incidence of malignancy unconnected to smoking

  • Peter Jennings Loses Battle With Lung Cancer
    Despite his death, experts say quitting smoking can prolong life

  • Stem Cells Play Minor Role in Lung Damage Repair
    It may still be possible to make the idea work, researcher suggests

  • Genes Discovered That May Predict Breast Cancer Spread to Lungs
    Finding could one day help doctors better tailor therapy for patients, study says

  • Lung Cancer Deaths Declining for Europe's Men
    But the reverse is true for women, study finds

  • Many Docs Don't Volunteer Antismoking Advice
    Survey finds most patients have to ask for help first

  • Many Believe 'Light' Cigarettes Less Harmful
    But they kill just as easily as stronger brands, experts say

  • Lung Cancer Still a Killer For Europe's Women
    Rates continue to rise, although some countries are seeing a turnaround

  • New Drug Prolongs Lung Cancer Survival
    For the 9 percent who responded, erlotinib extended life expectancy by two months

  • Celebrex Lung Cancer Trial Resumes
    Researchers believe the controversial drug can help prevent malignancy

  • States Not Doing Enough to Stamp Out Secondhand Smoke
    The good news: More states are enacting restrictive laws, report finds

  • New Lung Cancer Surgery Speeds Healing
    Inserting a camera, surgeons work without opening the chest

  • Smoking May Increase Tuberculosis Risk
    Experts say study finding is one more reason to quit

  • Scientists Hunt Genes Driving Lung Cancer
    A new technology is providing crucial information

  • Post-Surgery Chemo Raises Lung Cancer Survival
    Two-drug combo offers hope for those with early-stage disease

  • Race May Affect Early-Onset Lung Cancer
    Malignancy under age 50 twice as common in blacks vs. whites, study found

  • Scientists Discover Lung Cell Linked to Cancer
    Monitoring these stem cells could lead to earlier diagnoses

  • Lung Scans Could Spot Tumors Early
    Catching cancer in its first stage is key to a cure, researchers say

  • Drug Regimen Extends Lung Cancer Patients' Lives
    Adding docetaxel to existing chemo plus radiation boosted survival, study finds

  • New Device Sniffs Out Lung Cancer
    'Electronic nose' spots traces of malignancy in exhaled breath

  • Nicotine Patch Giveaway Helps Smokers Quit
    New York City program a big success, study finds

  • Failed Lung Cancer Drug May Fight Breast Tumors
    Iressa showed promising results in preliminary trial

  • Targeted Therapies Hit Breast Cancer Hard
    Herceptin and other drugs look promising, studies show

  • Ex-Smokers' Weight Gain Can Impact Lung Function
    First study of its kind finds extra pounds are harder on men

  • Elderly Benefit From Dual Lung Cancer Therapy
    Radiotherapy plus chemotherapy is valid option, study finds

  • Sunshine, Vitamin D Improve Lung Cancer Survival
    But don't put off surgeries till sunnier months, experts caution

  • Jennings' Case Highlights Risk to Ex-Smokers
    While quitting tobacco is a must, there's no guarantee you'll escape lung cancer

  • New Hope Against Inoperable Liver, Lung Cancers
    Two techniques could offer patients life-extending options, researchers say

  • Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates
    Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

  • CT Scans for Lung Cancer Questioned
    They didn't improve survival rates, study found

  • Gene May Be New Cancer Treatment Target
    Blocking action of MTHFR gene shrank tumors in mice

  • Developed Countries Still Carry Greatest Cancer Burden
    But study finds developing nations are catching up

  • Lung Cancer 'Gender Gap' Closing
    Men's rate falling while women hold steady, report finds

  • More Genetic Clues to Lung Cancer's Cause
    One mutation occurs more often in nonsmokers with the disease

  • Second Gene Mutation Explains Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    Two teams of researchers arrive at similar finding

  • Health Tip: Deadly Secondhand Smoke
    Children are not immune

  • New Clues to Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    Second mutation in cancer cells may trigger resistance to Iressa, Tarceva

  • Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe
    Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

  • Quit-Smoking Program Boosts Lifespan
    Gum plus behavior change cut smokers' 15-year death rate in half

  • Screening Technique Helps Spot Bladder Cancer Early
    Urine test relies on cancer-linked protein marker

  • Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later
    Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

  • Procedure Improves Outcomes in Lung Cancer Cases
    Intraoperative brachytherapy boosted survival odds for high-risk patients

  • Lung Cancer Is a Woman's Disease
    It's deadlier than breast, uterine and ovarian cancers, experts say

  • Tobacco Industry Worked to Thwart Lung Cancer Link: Report
    Efforts ran counter to public pledge to promote anti-smoking message, study claims

  • Genes Influence Lung Cancer Risk
    But smoking still plays dominant role, researchers add

  • Lung Cancer Link Seen in Gulf War Fires
    Advisers issue new report on combustible products

  • New Way to Block Angiogenesis Found
    Could lead to novel therapies for cancer, transplants, heart and lung disease

  • More Americans Getting Hooked on Hookahs
    Smoking tobacco through water pipe is no safer, experts warn

  • High Doses of Beta Carotene Pose Lingering Threats
    Supplement, once thought to prevent lung cancer, actually increases risk

  • Experts Assess Lung Cancer Risk Among Smokers
    New data based on age, time spent smoking

  • Cigarette Ads in Convenience Stores May Boost Teen Smoking
    Study finds kids who frequent the shops are more likely to pick up the habit

  • Smoking Continues to Kill Millions Worldwide
    A second study spots a gene mutation linked to nicotine addiction

  • New Way to Spot Lung Trouble
    Study examines advanced form of CT for lung cancer screening

  • New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer
    Extended life for some in trials

  • Give It Up for the Great American Smokeout
    Every attempt to quit is a step toward stopping for good, experts say

  • Stopping Breast Cancer in its Tracks
    Chemical attraction behind spread of malignancies could be drug target

  • Master Gene Guards Lungs Against Cigarette Smoke
    Finding could shed light on why some are more susceptible than others

  • Smoking Increases Risk of COPD Death
    But those who quit less likely to die sooner than those who continue habit

  • Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer
    No other alcoholic beverage produced the same effect, study finds

  • Health Tip: Stop Smoking
    Some of the benefits will come quickly

  • Protein Test May Detect Lung Cancer
    New method may improve diagnosis, prognosis

  • Grapefruit Lowers Weight, Fights Cancer
    Studies find benefits to eating the citrus

  • Gene Tied to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
    Patients with mutation respond to newest drugs, study says

  • Alternative Therapy for Inoperable Lung Tumors
    Radiofrequency ablation works when chemo, radiation can't

  • Way Found to Predict Response to Cancer Drug
    Signaling pathway may indicate who does well with Iressa

  • 'Mild' Cigarettes Don't Cut Nicotine Intake
    Smokers negate effect by puffing more, inhaling deeper

  • New Software Detects Lung Growths
    Helps radiologists reading CT scans