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  • Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    (23-May-2017)
    Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

  • Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?
    (22-May-2017)
    New report suggests they're tied to rising rates of an aggressive lung cancer

  • More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare
    (18-May-2017)
    Access to screening likely behind the boost, cancer experts say

  • Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

  • 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
    (19-Apr-2017)
    This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    (05-Apr-2017)
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Immunotherapy may triple 5-year survival rate for certain patients with advanced disease, study finds

  • Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

  • Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers
    (27-Feb-2017)
    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
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

  • Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Such testing could cut death rate by 20 percent, American Cancer Society says

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades
    (24-Jan-2017)
    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
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Study found 21 percent went without therapy, even though it could boost their survival

  • Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never
    (06-Jan-2017)
    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
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

  • Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

  • Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Tecentriq extended survival by several months for patients with advanced disease, study found

  • Smoking Plus Diabetes a Very Deadly Mix
    (22-Nov-2016)
    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
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

  • Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths
    (24-Oct-2016)
    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
    (26-Sep-2016)
    2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

  • Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients
    (05-Aug-2016)
    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
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Preliminary finding points to need for careful screening of cardiac patients, researcher says

  • Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

  • Second, Unrelated Cancers Strike 1 in 12 Cancer Patients
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Unfortunately, they're often deadly

  • Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

  • Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    (16-Jun-2016)
    British study highlights the need for better early detection, researchers say

  • Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study found tracking symptoms, alerting doctors to trouble early led to longer survival

  • Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    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
    (06-Jun-2016)
    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
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

  • Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients
    (05-May-2016)
    Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

  • Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women
    (03-May-2016)
    Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

  • Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    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
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Racial differences in smoking patterns probably why, researchers suggest

  • Xalkori Approved For Rare Genetic Form of Lung Cancer
    (11-Mar-2016)
    ROS-1 positive NSCLC

  • Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?
    (04-Mar-2016)
    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
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans
    (22-Feb-2016)
    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
    (22-Feb-2016)
    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
    (22-Feb-2016)
    But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

  • Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

  • Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Study found the very thin or very obese had the highest odds for complications

  • Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit
    (25-Jan-2016)
    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
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

  • Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

  • Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

  • Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

  • Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer
    (21-Dec-2015)
    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
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

  • Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

  • Alecensa Approved for Lung Cancer Tied to Gene Mutation
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Drug to be used for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancers

  • Portrazza Approved for Advanced Lung Cancer
    (24-Nov-2015)
    The top cause of cancer death in the United States

  • Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States
    (13-Nov-2015)
    Quality of insurance across U.S. may influence treatment, researcher says

  • Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Dialysis, organ transplant may boost odds for certain types of cancer

  • High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

  • Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research
    (07-Oct-2015)
    But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

  • Study Says Radiation Often Overused in Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Authors cite concerns about extra costs, side effects

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Keytruda shrank tumors in some patients with advanced disease

  • Keytruda Approved for Leading Form of Lung Cancer
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Helps immune system fight non-small cell lung cancer

  • CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study
    (01-Oct-2015)
    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
    (30-Sep-2015)
    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
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Nivolumab is most effective in tumors with a particular gene mutation, researchers report

  • Differences Found in Smokers, Nonsmokers Who Develop Lung Cancer
    (28-Sep-2015)
    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
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

  • Nonsmokers Account for Rising Proportion of Lung Cancer Cases, Studies Find
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Experts suspect environmental factors, genetics

  • U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

  • Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk
    (29-Jul-2015)
    They focused on telomere length, discovered association

  • Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds

  • Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

  • Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds
    (16-Jul-2015)
    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
    (13-Jul-2015)
    New companion diagnostic can identify candidates

  • Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    (02-Jul-2015)
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Annual screening could catch changes that signal beginnings of cancer

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home
    (18-Jun-2015)
    4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

  • Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

  • Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

  • Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

  • Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Patients with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer who got nivolumab lived longer, had fewer side effects

  • Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer
    (29-May-2015)
    Patients given nivolumab reported fewer side effects, longer survival than those receiving usual chemo agent

  • Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer
    (28-May-2015)
    Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds

  • Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC
    (21-May-2015)
    But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

  • Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    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
    (19-May-2015)
    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
    (14-May-2015)
    State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

  • Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit
    (04-May-2015)
    More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?
    (01-May-2015)
    Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

  • Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

  • Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

  • Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

  • Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Researcher suggests a change in screening policies

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

  • Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

  • Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer
    (04-Mar-2015)
    The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Finding runs counter to current practice, researchers note

  • Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input
    (12-Feb-2015)
    But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    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
    (04-Feb-2015)
    It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

  • Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

  • Test Your Home for Radon: EPA
    (20-Jan-2015)
    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
    (15-Jan-2015)
    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
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings

  • Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

  • Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

  • Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014
    (04-Jan-2015)
    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
    (31-Dec-2014)
    American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

  • Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality
    (31-Dec-2014)
    Technique could treat these abnormalities elsewhere in the body, researchers say

  • Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

  • Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Drug blocks blood supply that fuels tumors

  • Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report
    (09-Dec-2014)
    Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

  • EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

  • Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout
    (19-Nov-2014)
    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
    (18-Nov-2014)
    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
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

  • Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

  • Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

  • Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows
    (07-Nov-2014)
    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
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts

  • Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

  • Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
    (30-Sep-2014)
    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
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

  • Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

  • Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years
    (25-Aug-2014)
    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
    (19-Aug-2014)
    New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

  • Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

  • U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise

  • New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
    (07-Aug-2014)
    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
    (06-Aug-2014)
    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
    (06-Aug-2014)
    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
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

  • HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

  • Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study
    (27-Jun-2014)
    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.
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

  • Timing of Day's First Cigarette May Influence Lung Cancer Risk
    (19-Jun-2014)
    People who light up soon after rising might face higher odds for the disease, research shows

  • Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study
    (11-Jun-2014)
    New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

  • 1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    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
    (02-Jun-2014)
    But experts debate significance of this expensive treatment

  • Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Researchers report test could also differentiate early and late stages of the disease

  • Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers
    (29-May-2014)
    Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

  • Viewing E-Cigarette Use May Keep Smokers From Quitting
    (29-May-2014)
    Seeing smokeless devices in action triggered urge for a regular cigarette in young smokers, study found

  • Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer Care: Study
    (20-May-2014)
    Screening for mutations helps doctors choose targeted therapies that could increase survival, researchers say

  • Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says
    (14-May-2014)
    But the scans and follow-up care would be expensive

  • Lung Cancer Not on Many Women's Radar: Survey
    (13-May-2014)
    Although lung cancer is biggest cancer killer, women believe breast cancer is a bigger concern

  • Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds
    (29-Apr-2014)
    But death rate higher after 90 days surprises researchers

  • Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

  • Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

  • Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
    (27-Mar-2014)
    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
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

  • Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

  • CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission

  • CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
    (31-Jan-2014)
    It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

  • Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
    (29-Jan-2014)
    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
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery

  • Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Small study of mesothelioma patients also found smoother recovery with this treatment method

  • Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2014)
    American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

  • Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

  • U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

  • Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes

  • U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

  • Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Study looked at method for blocking key growth protein in malignant nerve sheath tumors

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
    (16-Dec-2013)
    But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

  • Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Risk is greatest for those in construction industry

  • Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless, Study Finds
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Research suggests CT scan screening might lead to needless worry, treatment in these cases

  • Tobacco Myths Continue Half-Century After Landmark U.S. Report
    (14-Nov-2013)
    And Americans continue to die from smoking-related lung cancer, experts note

  • Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Finding tumors' genetic makeup allowed researchers to 'personalize' treatment

  • Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection, Study Finds
    (16-Oct-2013)
    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
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Study found the screening method to be 90 percent accurate, perhaps sparing some patients biopsies

  • Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Little-used depression drug shows early promise in lab, mice studies

  • Protein Found in Blood Might Help Detect Lung Cancer Sooner: Report
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Preliminary finding focused on non-small cell lung cancer, Chinese researchers say

  • Gene Mutation May Help Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Nonsmokers
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Finding might offer doctors a 'practical tool,' researcher suggests

  • More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection
    (04-Sep-2013)
    Yearly tests picked up malignant tumors sooner than X-rays, study found

  • Discovery May Help Pinpoint Risk of Lung Cancer Returning After Surgery
    (07-Aug-2013)
    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
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude

  • Menthol May Boost Cigarettes' Addictive Properties: Study
    (23-Jul-2013)
    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
    (22-Jul-2013)
    After Australia mandated such packaging in 2012, most users found cigarettes 'less satisfying'

  • Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Early changes look similar to abnormalities seen in lung cancer, researchers find

  • Homeless Face Hidden Epidemic of Smoking
    (17-Jul-2013)
    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
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Findings may aid development of lung cancer-testing guidelines, researchers say

  • FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer
    (12-Jul-2013)
    Gilotrif targets a gene mutation that occurs in about 10 percent of cases

  • Gilotrif Approved for Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    (12-Jul-2013)
    Caused by certain gene mutations

  • Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

  • Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

  • Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Lambrolizumab activates body's immune system to kill cancerous cells, researchers say

  • New Drug May Help Fight Certain Advanced Lung Cancers
    (03-Jun-2013)
    In trial, ganetespib extended survival for people with a very common form of the disease

  • Campaign Urges Smokers to Enlist Doctors' Help in Quitting
    (28-May-2013)
    Physician advice, assistance greatly boosts success of cessation efforts

  • CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
    (22-May-2013)
    But questions remain about widespread screening

  • American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress
    (22-May-2013)
    One million cancer deaths avoided since 1990s, group says

  • Racial Disparities Seen in U.S. Lung Cancer Treatment
    (21-May-2013)
    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
    (21-May-2013)
    But expert notes questions about frequency remain

  • New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
    (16-May-2013)
    Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

  • Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
    (16-May-2013)
    Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

  • Test Approved to Detect Faulty Lung Cancer Gene
    (16-May-2013)
    Gene present in 10 percent of NSCLC cases

  • Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
    (16-May-2013)
    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
    (15-May-2013)
    Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

  • Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2013)
    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
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

  • Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds
    (22-Apr-2013)
    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
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Study shows a pill containing THC lasts longer and may be safer than smoking pot

  • Clinical Trials Helped One Woman's Fight Against Cancer
    (18-Apr-2013)
    And new tool for finding the right match may help others get novel treatments

  • Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study
    (15-Apr-2013)
    'Cryoablation' might offer therapeutic option for cancer patients whose disease has spread

  • Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Findings suggest lung cancer develops through multiple mechanisms

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers

  • Lung Cancer Scares Vary by State, Study Finds
    (09-Apr-2013)
    False-positive results lead to unneeded risky procedures

  • 'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers
    (05-Apr-2013)
    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
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance

  • When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study suggests patients who have tumors removed could live many extra months

  • CDC Launches New Graphic Antismoking Ads
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Emotional ads put a face to devastating effects from both smoking and secondhand smoke

  • Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

  • U.S. Abandons Effort to Place Graphic Labeling on Cigarettes
    (20-Mar-2013)
    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
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
    (12-Mar-2013)
    But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    (21-Feb-2013)
    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
    (05-Feb-2013)
    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
    (29-Jan-2013)
    But recipients need to know the source of the potential transplant, researchers say

  • Quitting Smoking Before Cancer Surgery Best, Study Finds
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Experts urge stopping at time of diagnosis, but quitting any time is healthy

  • Women's Smoking Deaths at All-Time High in U.S.
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Starting earlier, smoking more account for increase, expert says

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
    (17-Jan-2013)
    American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

  • U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say

  • Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Recommendation follows on prior study finding 20 percent reduction in deaths for older smokers

  • Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    (07-Jan-2013)
    But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

  • Millions of Nonsmokers Exposed to Smoke From Neighbors' Apartments: Report
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Multi-unit buildings need to become smoke-free zones, experts say

  • EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

  • Even Light Smoking Boosts Women's Risk of Sudden Heart Death: Study
    (11-Dec-2012)
    As few as 1 to 14 cigarettes daily doubled risk, researchers found

  • Obesity Complicates Lung Cancer Surgery: Study
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Greater body-mass index meant more time in operating room

  • Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Knowing symptoms, early detection could cut rates of this deadly disease, expert suggests

  • Great American Smokeout Is Thursday
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Anti-smoking advocates want to jump-start stalled momentum for quitting

  • Scientists Find Gene Differences in Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Large study focused on Asian women who had never smoked

  • Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

  • Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer
    (29-Oct-2012)
    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
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Doctors must improve their message, researchers say

  • Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

  • Abraxane Approved to Treat Advanced Lung Cancer
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Among people who aren't candidates for surgery or radiation

  • Scientists Link Gene to Lower Risk of Lung Cancer
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Inflammation may be a disease factor, researcher says

  • Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
    (17-Sep-2012)
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Supportive Spouse May Extend Cancer Survival
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Single men had worst post-treatment longevity, study found

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • U.S. Appeals Court Backs Ruling Against Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Decision finds requirement would violate free speech; makes Supreme Court decision likely

  • Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC
    (09-Aug-2012)
    30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

  • Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

  • Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study
    (20-Jul-2012)
    But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

  • Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

  • Lung Cancer Deaths Rise Among 'Boomer' Women in South
    (26-Jun-2012)
    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
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs

  • Targeted Radiation for Lung Cancer May Carry Risks
    (13-Jun-2012)
    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
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

  • No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

  • Novel Drugs Show Early Promise Against Several Cancers
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Immune system therapies tested on advanced melanoma, kidney or lung tumors; side effects seen

  • New 'Personalized' Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma, Lung Cancer
    (04-Jun-2012)
    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
    (24-May-2012)
    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
    (21-May-2012)
    But it's not appropriate for most people, researchers say

  • Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated
    (04-May-2012)
    Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

  • Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
    (04-May-2012)
    Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

  • Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk
    (01-May-2012)
    New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

  • Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Keep Ex-Smokers From Relapse
    (26-Apr-2012)
    International study finds that deterrent images, messages help those who say they matter

  • Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

  • Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Lower smoking rates and genetic factors may explain the findings, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    (19-Apr-2012)
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

  • Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
    (09-Apr-2012)
    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
    (04-Apr-2012)
    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
    (03-Apr-2012)
    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
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

  • FDA Calls on Tobacco Companies to List Harmful Ingredients
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Manufacturers must also back up claims that certain products are 'safer' to smoke

  • Stigma, Shame Can Worsen Depression in Lung Cancer Patients
    (29-Mar-2012)
    They may believe -- rightly or not -- that others blame them for diagnosis

  • States' Efforts to Boost Cigarette Taxes Slows: CDC
    (29-Mar-2012)
    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
    (28-Mar-2012)
    But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

  • Appeals Court Backs FDA Move for Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs
    (19-Mar-2012)
    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
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Public smoking bans, higher cigarette taxes, increased risk awareness all helped

  • Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Not only wasteful, tests can lead to unnecessary treatments for patients

  • Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

  • U.S. Will Push to Have Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Pledge comes after judge blocked FDA mandate, calling it unconstitutional

  • Why Cancer Symptoms May Elude M.D.
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Young age, vague complaints, language barriers may delay diagnosis, study says

  • New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

  • Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Treatment may not extend life for older patients with locally advanced disease

  • Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

  • Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return
    (27-Jan-2012)
    But it's not clear yet how helpful the molecular exam will be, experts say

  • At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Experts weigh in as another large health care provider decides to hire nonsmokers only

  • Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Tissue samples, sensitive blood analyses show promise for early diagnosis, treatment

  • Mixed News on Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer
    (10-Jan-2012)
    One drug made little difference, another showed promise in mice with genetic mutation

  • Occasional Pot Smoking Won't Harm Lungs: Study
    (10-Jan-2012)
    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
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Never-smokers may have different mutations in genes than smokers, suggests small, early study

  • Anti-Estrogen Treatment Shrank Lung Tumors in Mice
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Preliminary study exposed animals to cancer-causing agent in tobacco

  • Mice Exposed to Smoke Helped by Blood Pressure Drug: Study
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Research may hold hope for treating smoking-related lung diseases in humans

  • Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report
    (04-Jan-2012)
    One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

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

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    (21-Dec-2011)
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Non-melanoma malignancies twice as likely after 20 years of tobacco use, study finds

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

  • Lung Cancer's Hidden Victims: Those Who Never Smoked
    (02-Dec-2011)
    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
    (28-Nov-2011)
    'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • New Treatment May Boost Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer Cases
    (09-Nov-2011)
    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
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Images of diseased body parts are designed to be part of packaging

  • Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

  • Too Much Drinking May Raise Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    (27-Oct-2011)
    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
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Researchers found no reduction in mortality among those who got chest X-rays

  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study
    (24-Oct-2011)
    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
    (13-Oct-2011)
    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
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

  • U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

  • Lung Cancer Rates Begin to Decline for U.S. Women
    (15-Sep-2011)
    CDC report also finds continued long-term drop in cases among men

  • Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

  • Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

  • Xalkori Approved for Advanced Lung Cancer
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Therapy targets abnormal gene

  • Sniffer Dogs Spot Early Stage Lung Cancer: Study
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Trained canines can tell tumor from COPD when smelling people's breath, researchers say

  • Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Smokers with the genes also tend to smoke more, become more addicted, study finds

  • Disabilities From 9/11 Behind Rising Retirements for NYC Firefighters
    (12-Aug-2011)
    Researchers say attacks, aftermath have had 'enormous impact' on responders' health

  • Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

  • Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Can Gain From Two-Drug Chemo: Study
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Finding runs counter to expert recommendations against use of the therapy by those over 70

  • Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer
    (08-Aug-2011)
    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
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Bleeding, collapsed lung are complications associated with the procedure, researchers say

  • Tarceva Battles Lung Cancer in Some
    (22-Jul-2011)
    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
    (14-Jul-2011)
    For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

  • More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study
    (12-Jul-2011)
    But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

  • Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

  • Experimental Drug Bests Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Better response, progression-free survival time seen with Tarceva in trial patients

  • Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer?
    (30-Jun-2011)
    While the tests can save lives, they're not for everyone, experts say

  • FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer
    (29-Jun-2011)
    In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

  • More Evidence CT Scans Better at Detecting Lung Cancer
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Earlier treatment improves survival chances, experts say

  • FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

  • FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs
    (21-Jun-2011)
    The warnings must appear on all products, advertising by September 2012

  • Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

  • Taking Chemo Drug Continuously Delayed Lung Cancer's Return
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Study found 38% reduction in risk of recurrence in advanced cases

  • Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    (19-May-2011)
    Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

  • Family Medical History Murky for Many
    (13-May-2011)
    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
    (26-Apr-2011)
    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.
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Government report finds half the states have enacted restrictions in workplaces, bars and restaurants

  • Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Findings support efforts to mandate plain packaging, researchers say

  • Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

  • HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    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
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Small study identified disease 83% of the time, but more research needed, experts say

  • Menthol Cigarettes Pose No Added Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    (23-Mar-2011)
    But experts stress that choosing the minty smokes won't help you avoid deadly respiratory disease

  • Lung Cancer Evolves With Treatment, Study Finds
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Genetic changes in response to therapy may cause some tumors to become drug-resistant

  • Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Higher Levels of Blood Protein Linked to Lower Respiratory Risks
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Bilirubin may have a protective effect, researchers say

  • Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

  • Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows
    (15-Jan-2011)
    Findings are a 'stark warning' to those considering lighting up, study author says

  • Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
    (12-Jan-2011)
    U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

  • Estrogen May Play Role in Rising Rates of Head, Neck Cancer
    (04-Jan-2011)
    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
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

  • U.S. Health Care Reform Tops Health News for 2010
    (02-Jan-2011)
    Food safety reform and the flu epidemic that fizzled also made headlines this year

  • Deadliest Cancer Getting Smaller Chunk of Research Dollars
    (29-Dec-2010)
    Lung cancer spending should focus more on detection and treatment, advocates say

  • Rash Due to Lung Cancer Drug May Be Linked to Better Survival
    (20-Dec-2010)
    More study urged on skin reaction from Erbitux seen in non-small cell lung cancer patients

  • Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins
    (17-Dec-2010)
    Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

  • FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer
    (16-Dec-2010)
    But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

  • Gene Research Sheds Light on Lung Cancer Survival Time
    (15-Dec-2010)
    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
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Her report emphasizes smoking's immediate, powerful effects on lungs, heart

  • Black Smokers May Face Higher Death Risk Than Whites: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Missouri study shows significant racial gap in mortality from heart disease, cancer

  • Less Invasive Lung Cancer Staging Looks Promising
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Procedure could cut chest surgeries by 50 percent, researchers say

  • Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports
    (18-Nov-2010)
    CDC researchers say designated 'smoking rooms' do not shield nonsmokers from fumes

  • Minneapolis Study Points to Sharp Drop in Smoking Rates
    (15-Nov-2010)
    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
    (12-Nov-2010)
    U.S. survey found 69% now know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Whites, Blacks More Likely to Develop Lung Cancer: Study
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Hispanics have the lowest rate of the disease, U.S. study finds

  • FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Images would include emaciated lung cancer patients and a dead body in a morgue

  • High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

  • Lung Cancer in Smokers, Nonsmokers May Be a Different Disease
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Tumors in people who never smoked had more genetic abnormalities, study says

  • CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Major trial finds 20% drop, but experts say it's too early to make firm recommendations

  • Asthma Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Study
    (03-Nov-2010)
    But data insufficient to change current practice, expert says

  • Diabetes Drugs Might Lower Risk of Lung Cancer
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Study buttresses preliminary findings that found same benefit

  • New Drug Shows Promise Against Certain Lung Cancers
    (27-Oct-2010)
    For some patients, crizotinib shrank tumors with a particular genetic mutation

  • Coming Soon: Smoke-Free Apartment Buildings?
    (21-Oct-2010)
    Neighbors' secondhand smoke threatens nonsmoking residents, researchers say

  • New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening
    (08-Oct-2010)
    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
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Comparison with white patients finds other factors influence prognosis, study says

  • Blacks Likely to Benefit From Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Those with non-small cell cancers found to have mutation that responds to drug treatment

  • Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
    (24-Sep-2010)
    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
    (14-Sep-2010)
    The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

  • Decline in Adult Smoking Stalls, Alarming Experts
    (07-Sep-2010)
    And more than half of U.S. kids exposed to secondhand smoke, CDC report finds

  • Room Air Sometimes as Good as Oxygen Therapy: Study
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Comparison found no significant difference in breathlessness levels among terminally ill

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin Linked to Lower Lung Cancer Rate in Mice
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Findings reflect those of population studies in humans, researchers say

  • Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer?
    (31-Aug-2010)
    The wider the variety consumed by smokers, the greater the benefit, study suggests

  • Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Just a few puffs trigger genetic changes in cells that could spur disease, experts say

  • Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival
    (18-Aug-2010)
    Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

  • No Evidence Estrogen Causes Lung Cancer Post-Hysterectomy
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Analysis found taking hormone alone did not increase risk

  • Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers
    (02-Aug-2010)
    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
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Post-marketing research shows some serious side effects, but most are controllable

  • FDA Advisers Say Avastin Shouldn't Be Used for Breast Cancer
    (20-Jul-2010)
    The drug failed to live up to preliminary promise, experts contend

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
    (07-Jul-2010)
    American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

  • Tailored Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer?
    (23-Jun-2010)
    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
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Treatment rates and use of costlier drugs increased after new rules took effect, study finds

  • Vitamin B6 Tied to Lowered Lung Cancer Risk
    (15-Jun-2010)
    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
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Meds such as Micardis, Diovan may raise the odds, but research is preliminary, experts say

  • Researchers Report Treatment Headway Against Lung Cancer
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Studies show combo chemotherapy, new drug prolonged lives of some with advanced disease

  • Don't Count on Selenium to Prevent Lung Cancer Recurrence
    (05-Jun-2010)
    Study halted early because of supplement's poor performance

  • More Cancer-Causing Chemicals in U.S. Cigarettes
    (01-Jun-2010)
    They contain about 3 times as much of a potent carcinogen as foreign brands, CDC finds

  • Genes' Link to Certain Cancers Questioned
    (27-May-2010)
    Because of their small size, studies tying genes to common tumors may be invalid, researchers say

  • Shark Cartilage Not Beneficial in Advanced Lung Cancer
    (26-May-2010)
    Study found no difference in survival when compared to chemoradiotherapy alone

  • Single Lung Tumor Contains 50,000 Mutations
    (26-May-2010)
    Finding throws monkey wrench into idea of individualized therapies, experts say

  • IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers
    (21-May-2010)
    In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

  • Post-Chemo Treatment May Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    (20-May-2010)
    Study finds some benefit with erlotinib for people with non-small-cell form of disease

  • Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?
    (09-May-2010)
    Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

  • Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

  • Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers
    (22-Apr-2010)
    New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

  • Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Lung Cancer
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Metformin linked to tumor reduction in mouse study

  • Lung Cancer Increase in Women Tied to Genes, Estrogen
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Findings could explain rise in non-smokers as well, researchers say

  • Matching Tumor Types to Drugs Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes
    (19-Apr-2010)
    First such trial finds better control of disease when chemo is targeted to specific 'molecular signatures'

  • Blacks Hit Hardest by Lung Cancer
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Report finds they are more likely to develop, die from disease

  • Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer
    (07-Apr-2010)
    And over-the-counter drug might reverse genetic process that leads to disease, study finds

  • Chemo May Boost Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Therapy improves outcome for some patients with operable disease, review finds

  • Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

  • Gene Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could provide target for future treatments, researchers say

  • Review Faults Usefulness of Gene Expression Signatures
    (18-Mar-2010)
    For lung cancer, studies to date have too many flaws, researchers say

  • Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

  • FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

  • Radiation May Help Those With Inoperable Lung Tumors
    (16-Mar-2010)
    3-year survival doubled after the treatment, study found

  • Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter
    (12-Mar-2010)
    Extract slows growth in lab cultures, researchers say

  • Genetic Variant Raises Lung Cancer Risk
    (09-Mar-2010)
    It doesn't matter whether you smoke a little or a lot, study finds

  • Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks
    (22-Feb-2010)
    More than half expect symptoms before diagnosis, survey finds

  • Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Chemo, radiation may not be necessary for early malignancy, study finds

  • Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

  • 'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Tobacco residue may give rise to new pollutants indoors, chemists suggest

  • New Test Might 'Smell' Early Stage Lung Cancer
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Mouse study suggests changes in scent of urine could catch disease quickly

  • Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
    (22-Jan-2010)
    'Dramatic' results show that it's never too late to kick the habit, experts say

  • Tobacco Toxin Helps a Protein Cause Lung Cancer
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The process turns off genes that keep tumors from forming, research shows

  • Current Smoking Can Worsen Lung Cancer
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Cigarette fumes not only cause tumors, but promote growth, mouse study finds

  • Strides Made in Lung Cancer Treatment
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Genetic testing, biomarkers finally giving clues to elusive disease, experts report

  • Green Tea May Lower Lung Cancer Risk
    (12-Jan-2010)
    Benefits seen for smokers, nonsmokers, those with certain genetic makeup

  • Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

  • Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents
    (25-Dec-2009)
    Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

  • Want to Cut Cancer Risk? Try Munching Pistachios
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Benefit comes from a particular type of vitamin E in the nuts, expert says

  • Lung Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teens reduce differences in incidence, deaths, research shows

  • Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
    (03-Dec-2009)
    New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

  • Gains Made in Lung Cancer Survival
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Modest improvement seen for advanced cases, study finds

  • Gene 'Signature' May Point to Lung Cancer
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Discovery could aid in development of simple screening test, expert says

  • Sleep Disorders Plague Cancer Patients
    (23-Nov-2009)
    More than three-quarters getting chemo deal with insomnia, study shows

  • Great American Smokeout '09: Time to Quit
    (19-Nov-2009)
    American Cancer Society sets Nov. 19 as annual day to 'butt out' for good

  • Progress in Stamping Out Smoking Has Stalled
    (12-Nov-2009)
    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
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Study reports successes, especially for those with good lung function

  • Switch to 'Light' Cigarettes Makes Quitting Tougher
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Smokers may mistakenly believe they're 'healthier,' researchers say

  • Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

  • Five-Minute Survey Can Help Predict Lung Cancer
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Office visit questionnaire led to screening in high-risk study patients

  • Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer
    (27-Oct-2009)
    How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

  • Is Smoking Tougher on Women?
    (25-Oct-2009)
    Research suggests they're more susceptible to dangers of tobacco

  • Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

  • Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

  • New Drug May Offer Hope to Some With Lung Cancer
    (20-Sep-2009)
    Pemetrexed improves survival with advanced non-small-cell tumors, study finds

  • Hormone Therapy May Make Lung Cancer More Likely
    (20-Sep-2009)
    Expert says finding supports doubts about value of treatment

  • Scientists May Know How Lung Cancer Spreads
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Preventing metastasis 'could have a huge impact on survival,' researcher says

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    (15-Sep-2009)
    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
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Levels of toxins in air don't have to be high to be hazardous, studies find

  • Get Ready for Gruesome Cigarette Warnings
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Graphic images of diseased body parts could become the norm on packaging

  • Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

  • Tobacco Use Kills 6 Million People Annually: Report
    (25-Aug-2009)
    And costs the global economy $500 billion each year

  • Gene Mutation Improves Response to Lung Cancer Drug
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Finding supports worthiness of genetic screening

  • Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Intense Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
    (29-Jul-2009)
    Thirty minutes a day cut risk in half in study of Finnish men

  • Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Surgery alone not linked to improved survival in non-small-cell lung cancer study

  • Ovary Removal May Play a Role in Lung Cancer
    (24-Jul-2009)
    Increased risk could stem from sudden drop in estrogen, experts say

  • Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
    (24-Jul-2009)
    Study finds possible increased risk of both conditions among Vietnam vets

  • Small Molecule Might Play Big Part in Lung Cancer
    (18-Jul-2009)
    High levels of miR-21 were found in nonsmoking patients; could be target for treatment

  • Hopes Dashed for Thalidomide as Lung Cancer Treatment
    (16-Jul-2009)
    The drug's success with other cancers wasn't repeated with small cell tumors: study

  • Alimta Approved as Maintenance Therapy for Advanced Lung Cancer
    (06-Jul-2009)
    To prevent disease progression

  • Cell Pathway May Be Key to Lung Cancer's Spread
    (03-Jul-2009)
    Researchers express hope that finding will lead to treatments

  • Online Genetic Testing Appears to Have Benefits
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Lung cancer assessment allays some concerns about how patients interpret results, researchers say

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

  • Nicotine Receptors Could Be Lung Cancer Treatment Target
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Compound inhibited receptors and led to cancer cell death in mouse study

  • Coming Soon: Lung-Cancer Spray?
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Novel delivery of gene therapy suppresses tumors in mice

  • Still Too Few Women in Cancer Trials
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Many may lack the time, resources to participate, study finds

  • Drug Combo Proves Powerful Against Lung Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study finds better outcome for advanced non-small cell malignancies

  • Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Alimta, Zactima extend survival but cure remains out of reach, studies show

  • HRT Ups Death Risk for Women With Lung Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Shortened survival points to estrogen's potential role in the disease, experts say

  • Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say

  • 'Micro' Spreading of Breast Cancer Needs Treating, Study Urges
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Other research cautions against too much screening for lung cancer

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
    (27-May-2009)
    Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

  • Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors
    (19-May-2009)
    In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

  • Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure May Damage DNA
    (18-May-2009)
    Gene reprogramming can occur in just 3 days time

  • Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
    (11-May-2009)
    Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

  • More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
    (11-May-2009)
    Risk for incorrect but worrying findings rises 50 percent by the 14th test, study finds

  • Smoking Packs a Tougher Wallop for Women
    (04-May-2009)
    Research suggests greater female susceptibility to carcinogens

  • Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

  • Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Controversial food byproduct even showed protection for women, study finds

  • Urine Test Could Gauge Smokers' Lung Cancer Risk
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Those with higher levels of a compound had nearly 9 times the risk, scientists say

  • Radiation-Chemo Combo Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes
    (14-Apr-2009)
    Getting both simultaneously linked to longer survival, study concludes

  • Blacks Less Likely to Get Optimal Lung Cancer Treatment
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Disparity in care is as wide today as it was in the early '90s, study says

  • Single Cell May Produce Multiple Lung Cancer Tumors
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Finding suggests biological and clinical management of these growths needs to be tailored

  • Smoking Ups Infection Risk for Lung Disease Patients
    (07-Apr-2009)
    It lowers immune system's defense to bacteria that threaten those with COPD, study says

  • Researchers Profile the 'Light' Smoker
    (06-Apr-2009)
    They're younger, more often black or Hispanic, report finds

  • Genes May Decide Which Smokers Get Lung Disease
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Certain DNA could encourage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research shows

  • Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Breathing in smog heightens lung, heart risks, report finds

  • Experts Call for FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
    (25-Feb-2009)
    2-year project also urges higher cigarette taxes, more oversight of advertising claims

  • Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

  • Health Groups Slam Tobacco Marketing to Women
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Attempts to make smoking more feminine, fashionable should be curbed, they say

  • Health Tip: Help Reduce Your Risk of Lung Disease
    (13-Feb-2009)
    What you can do

  • Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice
    (13-Feb-2009)
    They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds

  • Promise of Cash Prompts Smokers to Quit
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Financial incentives tripled rates of cessation, study found

  • U.S. Flunks on Tobacco Control Report Card
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Lung Association report says feds and most states neglect preventing tobacco-caused illness

  • Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Fatal Lung Disease
    (30-Dec-2008)
    Those with variant had cancer as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

  • Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Accelerated growth of tumors seen in mouse study

  • Lung Cancer: Still the Biggest Cancer Killer, by Far
    (28-Dec-2008)
    While researchers make advances, quitting smoking remains your best bet

  • Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts
    (23-Dec-2008)
    New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

  • Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer
    (22-Dec-2008)
    2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

  • Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer
    (09-Dec-2008)
    Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

  • Iressa as Good as Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Daily pill easier to take, has fewer side effects than chemotherapy, experts say

  • Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit
    (20-Nov-2008)
    American Cancer Society urges people to stop for a day, then for life

  • Genetic Trait Could Predict Lung Cancer
    (18-Nov-2008)
    But research is preliminary, scientists stress

  • Lung Cancer Patients Get Blamed for Their Disease
    (14-Nov-2008)
    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
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Finding may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races

  • Lung Cancer May Be Deadlier for Men
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Gender is the major socioeconomic factor influencing outcomes, study finds

  • States Should Fund Quit-Smoking Treatments: Experts
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Every former smoker saves $20,000 in health costs, American Lung Association reports

  • U.S. Won't Meet 2010 No-Smoking Goals
    (13-Nov-2008)
    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
    (30-Oct-2008)
    These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

  • Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

  • U.S. Urged to Renew the War on Cancer
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Leadership has to come from White House to offset growing complacency, presidential panel says

  • Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Discovery could lead to new targeted, individualized treatments, experts say

  • Study Suggests Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer
    (07-Oct-2008)
    But authors say research, which focused on men, doesn't mean it's OK to smoke

  • Study Suggests How Cancers Spread to Lungs
    (29-Sep-2008)
    A complex signaling system paves the way for metastasis, researchers say

  • For Some Doctors, Empathy Is in Short Supply
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Study finds they miss patients' cues about fears of well-being, even death

  • Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

  • Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
    (15-Sep-2008)
    Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

  • Lung Cancer Rates Among Nonsmokers Not on the Rise
    (09-Sep-2008)
    International study debunks some commonly held beliefs about this type of cancer

  • Blacks With Lung Disease Face Increased Cancer Risk
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Men with prior history of COPD 6 times more likely to develop malignancy, study suggests

  • 2 Million Cancer Cases Tied to Tobacco Use
    (04-Sep-2008)
    The U.S. review covered the period from 1999 to 2004

  • Long-Term Exposure to Incense Raises Cancer Risk
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Rates of respiratory tract cancers increase, lung cancer incidence does not, study finds

  • Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

  • Newly Discovered Air Pollutants May Cause Lung Problems
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases might be tied to persistent free radicals, study says

  • New Chemotherapy Combo Holds Promise for Lung Cancer
    (12-Aug-2008)
    But expert notes research is still in early stages

  • Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Chemo-radiation therapy looks to kill cells on organ's surface, spare surrounding tissue

  • Gene Profiles Might Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Combo of DNA activity, clinical clues could lead to smarter, tailored treatments, study suggests

  • Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer
    (16-Jul-2008)
    A woman's lung tumor disappears after anti-TNF medications are stopped, doctors report

  • Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Snuff, chew shouldn't be viewed as a safe alternative to smoking, experts say

  • Circulating Tumor Cells Reveal Insights Into Lung Cancers
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Technology could one day help tailor treatments to individual patients, study says

  • Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies

  • CT Screens for Lung Cancer Not a Cure-All
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Study says patients should think carefully about test that has no direct evidence of benefit

  • Non-Surgical Approach Can Treat Lung Cancers
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Radiofrequency ablation is quick and targets large tumors, sparing healthy tissue, study finds

  • Women Get Lung Cancer From Smoking at Same Rates as Men
    (14-Jun-2008)
    Health experts had debated whether women were more vulnerable to the disease

  • Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

  • Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says

  • Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk
    (05-Jun-2008)
    Flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco does to DNA, study suggests

  • Erbitux Plus Chemo Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Survival extended 5 weeks; benefit seen in all subtypes of disease, researchers say

  • Celebrex May Reduce Levels of Lung Cancer Biomarker
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Anti-inflammatory might one day help prevent malignancies, study suggests

  • Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
    (27-May-2008)
    Chronic inflammation could be the link, experts say

  • Common Genetic Variant Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
    (27-May-2008)
    It may explain why some nonsmokers contract the disease, study says

  • Ventilator Relieves Lung Cancer Pain in Final Hours
    (20-May-2008)
    At end of life, it may be better than standard oxygen therapy, study suggests

  • Blood Test for Early Lung Cancer Shows Promise
    (19-May-2008)
    It had 87% accuracy rate in spotting tumors, scientists said

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers
    (19-May-2008)
    Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

  • Gene Signature May Predict Recurrence of Lung Cancer
    (16-May-2008)
    Could help docs determine who would benefit most from chemo after surgery, study says

  • Chemo for Mesothelioma Offers Limited Survival Benefits
    (15-May-2008)
    Therapy does not appear to help quality of life for lung cancer linked to asbestos

  • Immune-Boosting Lung Cancer Therapy Shows Promise
    (25-Apr-2008)
    It cut relapse after surgery to same extent as chemo but without side effects

  • Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

  • Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer
    (17-Apr-2008)
    It offers prospect of quick, noninvasive identification of the dangerous disease

  • Biomarker May Predict Response to Cancer Therapy
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Dutch researchers identify cell type that is potential target for these agents

  • High-Dose Chemo Fails Against Small Cell Lung Cancers
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Tripled dose was ineffective and toxic, so strategy should be abandoned, study says

  • Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill
    (04-Apr-2008)
    But simple tests and corrective actions can banish the carcinogenic gas

  • Gene Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Identified
    (02-Apr-2008)
    Whether they affect smoking behavior and cancer incidence not clear yet, expert says

  • Frying Tumors Can Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    (17-Mar-2008)
    And a similar needle-based freezing technology can help fight kidney cancer, studies find

  • FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
    (13-Mar-2008)
    But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

  • Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
    (12-Mar-2008)
    But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

  • Genetic Markers May Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
    (12-Mar-2008)
    DNA evidence in lymph nodes could alter treatment approach, study suggests

  • Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Latest data from Women's Health Initiative points to continued need for mammograms

  • Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Study found a slight but significant association

  • Scientists Find Cancer Culprits in Cigarette Smoke
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Hydrogen peroxide and other oxidants cause lung cells to become malignant

  • Cancer Death Rates Still Declining
    (20-Feb-2008)
    But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

  • Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
    (18-Feb-2008)
    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
    (07-Feb-2008)
    IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

  • Less Invasive Way to Stage Lung Cancer Shows Promise
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Needle aspiration procedures worked as well as standard, invasive method

  • Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease

  • Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise
    (10-Jan-2008)
    But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

  • Sunlight Helps Put Lung Cancer in the Shade
    (18-Dec-2007)
    The more rays people caught, the less prone they were to get the disease, study found

  • Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope
    (18-Dec-2007)
    But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

  • High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk
    (11-Dec-2007)
    U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

  • Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk
    (07-Dec-2007)
    More salads, exercise, can keep lung tumors at bay, one study found

  • Blood Test to Detect Lung Cancer Being Eyed
    (07-Dec-2007)
    Finding markers for 4 key proteins could determine if more invasive treatment is necessary, researchers say

  • Research Shows What Works to Cut Smoking Rates
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Higher cigarette prices, advertising bans can help, group says

  • PET Scans Could Boost Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    (27-Nov-2007)
    In studies, the technology beat CT in spotting tumors early

  • Quality of Life Predicts Lung Cancer Survival
    (30-Oct-2007)
    It was the single most important factor, researchers say

  • Drink or Two a Day May Help Lungs
    (24-Oct-2007)
    And another study supports vitamins for respiratory health

  • More Dollars Don't Boost Lung Cancer Survival
    (23-Oct-2007)
    5-year outcomes unchanged since 1970s, despite higher spending on care, study shows

  • Blood Test Catches Secret Smokers
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Levels of carbon monoxide a giveaway, researcher says

  • Researchers ID New Gene Linked to Lung Cancer
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Discovery could lead to new therapies

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

  • Hycamtin Approved for Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Available next year

  • Immune Proteins Warn of Early Lung Cancer
    (11-Oct-2007)
    They could be basis of test for smokers, experts say

  • 3 New Lung Cancer Genes Identified
    (09-Oct-2007)
    They are associated with 20 percent of all lung malignancies, scientists say

  • Gene Tests Match Up Lung Tumors, Best Treatment
    (03-Oct-2007)
    DNA indicates whether chemo will work, experts say

  • Congress Starts Hearings on FDA's Control of Tobacco
    (03-Oct-2007)
    Some call it a boon for Americans' health, others disagree

  • Accordions Breathe Easier Since Smoking Ban
    (28-Sep-2007)
    And that's good news for the pub musicians who play them, Irish researchers say

  • Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk
    (19-Sep-2007)
    The suppression of certain DNA predicts malignancy, study finds

  • Tiny Sensor Could Spot Cancer Early
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Device is one of many innovations that may revolutionize care

  • Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

  • Experts Offer Tips on Lung Cancer Prevention
    (10-Sep-2007)
    Supplements won't help lower risk, and neither will CT scans, guide says

  • Filtered Cigarettes Blamed for Huge Rise in Type of Lung Cancer
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Adenocarcinoma, once rare, now the leading lung cancer killer, study says

  • Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking
    (05-Sep-2007)
    It could lead to earlier detection, treatment of lung cancer, study says

  • Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer
    (05-Sep-2007)
    It could give an early warning and improve treatment success, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

  • Brain Radiation Treatment Boosts Lung Cancer Survival
    (15-Aug-2007)
    It limits malignancy's spread, but safety issues remain, experts say

  • Congress Readies Bill to Give FDA Tobacco Oversight
    (25-Jul-2007)
    Critics and supporters debate the pluses and minuses of the legislation

  • Scans During Radiation Treatment Help Lung Cancer Patients
    (20-Jul-2007)
    PET imaging shows how tumors are responding, experts explain

  • Inflammatory Genes Raise Lung Cancer Risk
    (11-Jul-2007)
    2 variants alter immune system's response to infection, cell damage, study finds

  • Convenience Stores Most Likely to Sell Cigarettes to Kids
    (10-Jul-2007)
    Those sales are even more frequent when clerks are under 18, study finds

  • Surgeons Push for Less Invasive Lung Cancer Procedures
    (29-Jun-2007)
    They require less recovery time, but few centers can perform them, experts say

  • Smokers Toxic to Bar, Restaurant Workers
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Urine tests show how quickly carcinogen levels can rise

  • Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing
    (22-Jun-2007)
    Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

  • New Biomarkers Classify Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Protein patterns in tumors, blood serum predictive of who would fare better, studies find

  • Disagreement With Doctor on Health Hurts Cancer Patients
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Those with advanced lung, colon cancers more likely to die if disconnect exists, study found

  • Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2007)
    But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

  • Gene Tests May Boost Lung Cancer Care
    (02-Jun-2007)
    They pinpoint the cause of the malignancy, which aids treatment, experts say

  • New Treatments for Tough Cancers Show Promise
    (02-Jun-2007)
    Studies found radiation, additional drugs slowed spread of lung, head/neck malignancies

  • FDA Should Regulate Tobacco: Report
    (24-May-2007)
    U.S. Institute of Medicine panel calls for tough new policies against smoking

  • Indoor Smoking Bans Kick Carcinogens to the Curb
    (22-May-2007)
    They're creating unhealthy 'smoke zones' on sidewalks, study finds

  • 'Enose' Device Sniffs Out Asthma
    (22-May-2007)
    It analyzes breath to discern who has the illness

  • Supplements Don't Cut Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    (21-May-2007)
    Taking multivitamins, C, E or folate conferred no statistically significant benefit

  • Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies
    (16-May-2007)
    They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

  • Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk
    (15-May-2007)
    But eating right is no green light to smoke, experts say

  • Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition
    (07-May-2007)
    Study author says sarcoidosis isn't really dangerous, but other doctors express concern

  • Diabetes Drug Boosts Chemo's Effectiveness
    (07-May-2007)
    Avandia gives push to plantinum-based therapies, researchers say

  • Statins Could Cut Lung Cancer Risk
    (07-May-2007)
    But promising findings need to be replicated elsewhere, experts say

  • Scientists Spot Mechanism Behind Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    (26-Apr-2007)
    Adding another medication can solve the problem, researchers say

  • Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment
    (18-Apr-2007)
    New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

  • Switch to Ethanol as Fuel May Harm Health
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Pollution levels would equal or exceed those produced by gasoline, study finds

  • Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer
    (17-Apr-2007)
    In cells and in mice, THC shrank tumors, scientists say

  • Minimally Invasive Lung Procedure Boosts Chemotherapy
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Thoracoscopic lobectomy also shortens hospital stays, recovery times, study finds

  • Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer
    (11-Apr-2007)
    One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

  • Inhaled Steroids Cut COPD Patients' Lung Cancer Risk
    (06-Apr-2007)
    The drugs may lower airway inflammation, reduce genetic errors, researchers say

  • Genes May Help Some Quit Smoking
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Certain DNA is linked to better results, study finds

  • Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

  • Radiofrequency Method Zaps Lung Tumors
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Using a needle, doctors subject cancer to electrical currents

  • Study Compares Late-Stage Lung Cancer Treatments
    (21-Mar-2007)
    For many patients, radiation may outperform surgery following chemotherapy

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Fight Lung Cancer
    (15-Mar-2007)
    Mouse study suggests ACE inhibitors shrink tumors

  • CT Scans May Not Lower Lung Cancer Death Rate
    (06-Mar-2007)
    New findings are at odds with those of an earlier trial, however

  • Breath Test Helps Spot Lung Cancer
    (27-Feb-2007)
    The research, though preliminary, was accurate about 75% of the time

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study
    (27-Feb-2007)
    Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

  • More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'
    (25-Feb-2007)
    They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

  • DNA May Predict Benefit of Lung Cancer Treatment
    (21-Feb-2007)
    Two-gene test could help some patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Tobacco Ills
    (09-Feb-2007)
    Here's what tobacco use can do

  • Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study
    (07-Feb-2007)
    Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

  • Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

  • Antibody Holds Promise Against Lung Cancer
    (25-Jan-2007)
    It could treat a wide range of tumor types, researchers say

  • Radon in the Home Can Cause Lung Cancer
    (24-Jan-2007)
    But simple tests for the odorless, tasteless gas could save your life

  • Sputum Test Could Spot Early Lung Cancer
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Study found gene-based screen to be 76% accurate

  • Big Tobacco Boosting Nicotine in Cigarettes: Study
    (18-Jan-2007)
    Consumers have been unaware of the trend, researchers say

  • Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

  • Gene Cluster May Predict Lung Cancer Outcome
    (03-Jan-2007)
    Five genes forecast better survival in a Taiwan study

  • Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

  • Study Compares Lung Cancer Radiation Treatments
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Milder doses given over longer timespan are best value, researchers find

  • Immune Cells Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
    (19-Dec-2006)
    The fewer T-cell lymphocytes present in tumors, the greater likelihood of disease's return

  • Avastin Plus Chemo Benefits Lung-Cancer Patients
    (14-Dec-2006)
    Treatment extended survival by 2 months, a small but significant gain, researchers say

  • Smoking Habit Tough to Break Even After Lung Surgery
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Patients quickest to light up again were those who delayed longest before giving it up

  • Cutting Back on Smoking Won't Cut Death Risk
    (28-Nov-2006)
    Quitting is the only real route to health, study finds

  • Big Tobacco Downplays Smoking-Cancer Link When Sued
    (28-Nov-2006)
    Companies admit products cause disease -- just not in those who sue them, study finds

  • Using Nicotine Patch Before Quit Date Ups Success
    (19-Nov-2006)
    Strategy doubles the odds of staying smoke-free, studies find

  • Secondhand Smoke Speeds Lung Decline
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath arrive quicker, study finds

  • New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

  • Thursday Marks 30th 'Great American Smokeout'
    (15-Nov-2006)
    There's no better time to quit than right now, experts say

  • Scientists Developing Lung Cancer Breath Test
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Preliminary research finds it may spot those at high risk for the killer disease

  • CT Scans Catch Lung Cancer at Earliest Stage
    (25-Oct-2006)
    When followed by surgery, 10-year survival rate soars, researchers found

  • Lung Tests Can Help Smokers Quit
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Especially when they're backed up by phone counseling, study finds

  • Statins Good for Smokers' Lungs
    (23-Oct-2006)
    But they're no substitute for quitting smoking, researchers add

  • Lung Cancer Can Run in the Family
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Having a close relative with the disease almost doubles the odds, study finds

  • Avastin Sanctioned as Lung Cancer Treatment
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Drug extended survival in people with most common lung cancer

  • Workplace Smoking Ban Improves Employees' Health
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Prohibition in bars in Scotland showed almost immediate benefits, study found

  • Scientists Spot Potent Tobacco Carcinogen
    (02-Oct-2006)
    Acrolein in cooking oil may also spur cancer in nonsmokers, they say

  • Lung Cancer Risk Rises in Industrial Zones
    (28-Sep-2006)
    U.K. study found proximity to industry doubled women's risk

  • Menthol Cigarettes Seem Tougher to Quit
    (25-Sep-2006)
    This may help explain higher smoking-related illness among blacks, researchers say

  • Nicotine Helps Banish Depression
    (21-Sep-2006)
    Study finds an effect, but researchers advise against smoking

  • Air Pollution Linked to Lung Cancer
    (18-Sep-2006)
    Study may explain why some nonsmokers get the disease

  • oll on Health Continues
    (11-Sep-2006)
    As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

  • Protein Predicts Lung Cancer's Response to Treatment
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Screening for ECCR1 spots those who'll benefit from cisplatin

  • More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Two studies show the new drug works over the long term

  • Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

  • Nicotine May Help Spur Lung Cancer
    (21-Jul-2006)
    Finding puts patients' use of nicotine patches, gum in doubt

  • Heating, Destroying Lung Tumors Extends Lives
    (18-Jul-2006)
    'Thermal ablation' offers alternative for patients ineligible for surgery, researchers say

  • U.S. Women Uninformed About Lung Cancer
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Survey shows most don't know it's the No. 1 cancer killer

  • Secondhand Smoke a Threat to All, Surgeon General Warns
    (27-Jun-2006)
    It increases risk of heart disease, lung cancer and SIDS, report finds

  • t Lung Cancers
    (22-Jun-2006)
    Naturally occurring HLJ1 suppresses malignancy, study finds

  • Researchers Revisit Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery
    (14-Jun-2006)
    Improved technology is boosting the benefit to patients, study suggests

  • Extra Wrinkles a Bad Sign for Smokers
    (14-Jun-2006)
    They may point to a heightened risk for lung disease, study suggests

  • Lung Cancer Might be Overdiagnosed
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Preventive screening may be showing too many false-positives, study says

  • Chemo Helps Elderly Lung Cancer Patients, Too
    (03-Jun-2006)
    Study found treatment just as safe and effective for those over 65

  • Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to See Specialists
    (03-Jun-2006)
    Study found primary-care physicians more likely to send breast cancer patients to oncologists

  • Novel Therapies Beat Back Stubborn Cancers
    (03-Jun-2006)
    Several in the development pipeline show promise against lung, kidney cancers

  • Doctors Must Help COPD Patients Quit Smoking
    (02-Jun-2006)
    Patients need to understand the risks, and know how to quit, researchers say

  • New MRI Can Spot Emphysema Early
    (30-May-2006)
    It beats standard CT scanning, without the radiation risk, researchers say

  • Heavy Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk: Study
    (24-May-2006)
    Researchers also found no link to throat, mouth, esophageal tumors

  • Nonsmoking Men, Women Face Same Lung Cancer Death Risk
    (16-May-2006)
    Study dispels myth that nonsmoking women have more to fear than men

  • Infants Exposed to Smoking at Risk of Lung Cancer
    (12-May-2006)
    Forty-seven percent of babies had a carcinogen in their urine, study found

  • Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million
    (12-May-2006)
    Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

  • Anticipation Heightens Smokers' Desire
    (11-May-2006)
    Watching someone puff away tugs on smokers' brains, study finds

  • Lung Cancer May Differ by Gender
    (11-May-2006)
    Women often get the disease in the absence of other lung trouble

  • Smoking History Hinders Lung Cancer Treatment
    (25-Apr-2006)
    Patients who have never smoked fare best, study finds

  • Smoking to Blame for Asian-American Cancer 'Gender Gap'
    (21-Apr-2006)
    Getting men to quit would drastically slash their risk, research shows

  • Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs
    (07-Apr-2006)
    A number of efforts could yield real rewards

  • Genes Play Role in Nonsmoker's Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2006)
    Family members also at risk when a never-smoker gets the disease, study finds

  • Nicotine Might Thwart Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Even gums and patches might spell trouble, new research suggests

  • Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

  • Mucus Test Might Track Lung Cancer Risk
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Screen needs fine-tuning, but shows promise, researchers say

  • Smoking Can Kill In Middle Age
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Study shows rise in death rate, but quitting cuts the risk

  • Health Tip: Non-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too
    (17-Mar-2006)
    Environmental exposure and genetics also can play a part

  • Genes May Help Guide Lung Cancer Care
    (15-Mar-2006)
    RNA profile could spot patients in need of aggressive treatment, researchers say

  • Urban Air Clean-Ups Save Lives
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Ridding skies of particulate matter cuts heart, respiratory deaths, study finds

  • Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients
    (15-Mar-2006)
    More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

  • Reeve's Death Puts Focus on Women's Lung Cancer Risk
    (08-Mar-2006)
    More research needed into gender-based disease differences, experts say

  • Blood Protein Could Signal Lung Disease Risk
    (01-Mar-2006)
    CRP, commonly used to spot heart disease, may have another role, experts say

  • More Smokers Successfully Quit On a Whim
    (27-Jan-2006)
    Spontaneous decision might beat planning, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Hits Certain Races Harder
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Blacks and native Hawaiians have highest rates of deadly disease, study finds

  • Vitamin A-Like Compound Fights Lung Cancer
    (24-Jan-2006)
    In mice, bexarotene slowed malignancy by 50 percent, study found

  • Long-Term Survivors Hold Clues to Beating Lung Cancer
    (23-Jan-2006)
    About 1% of patients deemed 'incurable' beat the odds, study found

  • Dogs Smell Signs of Cancer
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Small study found they accurately detected presence of disease in human breath samples

  • When Quitting Smoking is a Family Affair
    (16-Jan-2006)
    New program targets the smoking relatives of lung cancer patients

  • Inhaled Anti-Rejection Drug Boosts Lung Transplant Survival
    (11-Jan-2006)
    But the medication is not available for widespread use, study notes

  • Nine States Have Banned Smoking in Public Places
    (10-Jan-2006)
    But 40 fail to adequately finance tobacco-prevention programs, report says

  • Family History a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
    (06-Jan-2006)
    Study suggests current, former smokers who have relatives with disease get screened

  • Anti-Smoking Vaccine Shows Promise
    (26-Dec-2005)
    NicVax helped smokers quit, even when they had little intention to do so

  • Chest X-Rays Often Wrong About Lung Cancer
    (21-Dec-2005)
    The majority of abnormal findings prove to be false positives, study finds

  • Blacks, Women Underrepresented in Lung Cancer Trials: Study
    (12-Dec-2005)
    Researchers call for recruitment strategies to correct the problem

  • Vitamin D Boosts Lung Health
    (12-Dec-2005)
    But it's too soon to recommend supplements just to improve breathing, experts say

  • Blacks, Hispanics Less Likely to Use Nicotine Replacement Rx
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Money is not the issue, a new VA study finds

  • Too Many Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke
    (28-Nov-2005)
    Study finds not enough is being done to help the newly diagnosed quit

  • Protein Test Points to Early Lung Cancer
    (21-Nov-2005)
    Spotting the disease in its first stages is crucial, experts say

  • Great American Smokeout Arrives Thursday
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Annual event urges smokers to kick the habit for good

  • New Clues to Vitamin A Resistance in Lung Cancer Found
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Study found new receptor that might explain why patients don't respond to treatment

  • Blacks More Likely to Forego Lung Cancer Surgery
    (08-Nov-2005)
    They may be misinformed about risks linked to these procedures, experts say

  • Snuff Use Not a Good Route to Quitting Smoking
    (03-Nov-2005)
    Switching to smokeless tobacco products carries its own risks, researchers warn

  • New Technology Boosts Lung Cancer Treatment
    (01-Nov-2005)
    High-dose radiation may now be available to sicker patients, researchers say

  • Misconceptions Still Shroud Smoking
    (01-Nov-2005)
    The right information can help smokers quit, study finds

  • Cheek Swab Helps Spot Early Lung Cancer
    (31-Oct-2005)
    But experts say the test may not yet be accurate enough for widespread use

  • Iressa Doesn't Improve Odds Against Lung Cancer
    (27-Oct-2005)
    But nonsmokers and Asians saw some survival benefit, researchers note

  • Some Vegetables May Protect Against Lung Cancer
    (27-Oct-2005)
    Genetics seem to determine whether foods like cabbage, broccoli help, study finds

  • Higher Risk of Lung Cancer Among Blacks Explained
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Study found faulty cellular checkpoints hurt ability to repair DNA damage

  • No Link Between Pot Smoking, Cancer
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Marijuana smoke contains THC, which may inhibit cancer, an expert says

  • Test Could Spot Asbestos-Linked Lung Cancer
    (12-Oct-2005)
    Early detection is key to treating mesothelioma, experts say

  • Docs Must Talk to Patients About Secondhand Smoke
    (03-Oct-2005)
    More Americans are threatened by 'passive' than active smoking, experts point out

  • Smokers Who Cut Down Trim Lung-Cancer Risk
    (27-Sep-2005)
    But the gains aren't significant; quitting is best approach, experts say

  • 'Light' Smoking Takes Heavy Toll on Health
    (22-Sep-2005)
    One to four cigarettes per day triples risks for heart disease, lung cancer, study shows

  • The Beta Carotene-Tobacco Conundrum
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Supplement cuts cancer risk in non-smokers, but ups it in those who've smoked, study finds

  • Drug Fights Advanced Lung Cancer
    (19-Sep-2005)
    Tarceva shows promising results in older patients

  • Crunchy Veggies May Thwart Lung Cancer
    (15-Sep-2005)
    In high doses, those in the cabbage family slowed malignancies, studies found

  • New Molecule Stops Cancer's Spread
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Clinical trial underway with leukemia patients, researchers say

  • New Technology Cuts Lung Cancer Surgery
    (23-Aug-2005)
    It offers a clearer assessment of cancer's spread, study says

  • Protein Key to Lung Cancer Drug Response
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Patients with EMP-1 in tumor cells may not respond to Iressa, study finds

  • Lung Cancer Can Strike Nonsmokers
    (10-Aug-2005)
    Dana Reeve, widow of Christopher Reeve, highlights growing incidence of malignancy unconnected to smoking

  • Peter Jennings Loses Battle With Lung Cancer
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Despite his death, experts say quitting smoking can prolong life

  • Stem Cells Play Minor Role in Lung Damage Repair
    (03-Aug-2005)
    It may still be possible to make the idea work, researcher suggests

  • Genes Discovered That May Predict Breast Cancer Spread to Lungs
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Finding could one day help doctors better tailor therapy for patients, study says

  • Lung Cancer Deaths Declining for Europe's Men
    (22-Jul-2005)
    But the reverse is true for women, study finds

  • Many Docs Don't Volunteer Antismoking Advice
    (21-Jul-2005)
    Survey finds most patients have to ask for help first

  • Many Believe 'Light' Cigarettes Less Harmful
    (19-Jul-2005)
    But they kill just as easily as stronger brands, experts say

  • Lung Cancer Still a Killer For Europe's Women
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Rates continue to rise, although some countries are seeing a turnaround

  • New Drug Prolongs Lung Cancer Survival
    (13-Jul-2005)
    For the 9 percent who responded, erlotinib extended life expectancy by two months

  • Celebrex Lung Cancer Trial Resumes
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Researchers believe the controversial drug can help prevent malignancy

  • States Not Doing Enough to Stamp Out Secondhand Smoke
    (07-Jul-2005)
    The good news: More states are enacting restrictive laws, report finds

  • New Lung Cancer Surgery Speeds Healing
    (06-JUL-2005)
    Inserting a camera, surgeons work without opening the chest

  • Smoking May Increase Tuberculosis Risk
    (30-JUN-2005)
    Experts say study finding is one more reason to quit

  • Scientists Hunt Genes Driving Lung Cancer
    (28-JUN-2005)
    A new technology is providing crucial information

  • Post-Surgery Chemo Raises Lung Cancer Survival
    (22-JUN-2005)
    Two-drug combo offers hope for those with early-stage disease

  • Race May Affect Early-Onset Lung Cancer
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Malignancy under age 50 twice as common in blacks vs. whites, study found

  • Scientists Discover Lung Cell Linked to Cancer
    (17-JUN-2005)
    Monitoring these stem cells could lead to earlier diagnoses

  • Lung Scans Could Spot Tumors Early
    (16-JUN-2005)
    Catching cancer in its first stage is key to a cure, researchers say

  • Drug Regimen Extends Lung Cancer Patients' Lives
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Adding docetaxel to existing chemo plus radiation boosted survival, study finds

  • New Device Sniffs Out Lung Cancer
    (01-JUN-2005)
    'Electronic nose' spots traces of malignancy in exhaled breath

  • Nicotine Patch Giveaway Helps Smokers Quit
    (27-MAY-2005)
    New York City program a big success, study finds

  • Failed Lung Cancer Drug May Fight Breast Tumors
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Iressa showed promising results in preliminary trial

  • Targeted Therapies Hit Breast Cancer Hard
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Herceptin and other drugs look promising, studies show

  • Ex-Smokers' Weight Gain Can Impact Lung Function
    (05-MAY-2005)
    First study of its kind finds extra pounds are harder on men

  • Elderly Benefit From Dual Lung Cancer Therapy
    (25-APR-2005)
    Radiotherapy plus chemotherapy is valid option, study finds

  • Sunshine, Vitamin D Improve Lung Cancer Survival
    (18-APR-2005)
    But don't put off surgeries till sunnier months, experts caution

  • Jennings' Case Highlights Risk to Ex-Smokers
    (06-APR-2005)
    While quitting tobacco is a must, there's no guarantee you'll escape lung cancer

  • New Hope Against Inoperable Liver, Lung Cancers
    (04-APR-2005)
    Two techniques could offer patients life-extending options, researchers say

  • Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

  • CT Scans for Lung Cancer Questioned
    (25-MAR-2005)
    They didn't improve survival rates, study found

  • Gene May Be New Cancer Treatment Target
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Blocking action of MTHFR gene shrank tumors in mice

  • Developed Countries Still Carry Greatest Cancer Burden
    (10-MAR-2005)
    But study finds developing nations are catching up

  • Lung Cancer 'Gender Gap' Closing
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Men's rate falling while women hold steady, report finds

  • More Genetic Clues to Lung Cancer's Cause
    (01-MAR-2005)
    One mutation occurs more often in nonsmokers with the disease

  • Second Gene Mutation Explains Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Two teams of researchers arrive at similar finding

  • Health Tip: Deadly Secondhand Smoke
    (22-FEB-2005)
    Children are not immune

  • New Clues to Lung Cancer Drug Resistance
    (22-FEB-2005)
    Second mutation in cancer cells may trigger resistance to Iressa, Tarceva

  • Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

  • Quit-Smoking Program Boosts Lifespan
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Gum plus behavior change cut smokers' 15-year death rate in half

  • Screening Technique Helps Spot Bladder Cancer Early
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Urine test relies on cancer-linked protein marker

  • Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later
    (28-JAN-2005)
    Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

  • Procedure Improves Outcomes in Lung Cancer Cases
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Intraoperative brachytherapy boosted survival odds for high-risk patients

  • Lung Cancer Is a Woman's Disease
    (22-JAN-2005)
    It's deadlier than breast, uterine and ovarian cancers, experts say

  • Tobacco Industry Worked to Thwart Lung Cancer Link: Report
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Efforts ran counter to public pledge to promote anti-smoking message, study claims

  • Genes Influence Lung Cancer Risk
    (21-DEC-2004)
    But smoking still plays dominant role, researchers add

  • Lung Cancer Link Seen in Gulf War Fires
    (20-DEC-2004)
    Advisers issue new report on combustible products

  • New Way to Block Angiogenesis Found
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Could lead to novel therapies for cancer, transplants, heart and lung disease

  • More Americans Getting Hooked on Hookahs
    (04-DEC-2004)
    Smoking tobacco through water pipe is no safer, experts warn

  • High Doses of Beta Carotene Pose Lingering Threats
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Supplement, once thought to prevent lung cancer, actually increases risk

  • Experts Assess Lung Cancer Risk Among Smokers
    (29-NOV-2004)
    New data based on age, time spent smoking

  • Cigarette Ads in Convenience Stores May Boost Teen Smoking
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Study finds kids who frequent the shops are more likely to pick up the habit

  • Smoking Continues to Kill Millions Worldwide
    (24-NOV-2004)
    A second study spots a gene mutation linked to nicotine addiction

  • New Way to Spot Lung Trouble
    (22-NOV-2004)
    Study examines advanced form of CT for lung cancer screening

  • New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Extended life for some in trials

  • Give It Up for the Great American Smokeout
    (17-NOV-2004)
    Every attempt to quit is a step toward stopping for good, experts say

  • Stopping Breast Cancer in its Tracks
    (15-NOV-2004)
    Chemical attraction behind spread of malignancies could be drug target

  • Master Gene Guards Lungs Against Cigarette Smoke
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Finding could shed light on why some are more susceptible than others

  • Smoking Increases Risk of COPD Death
    (09-NOV-2004)
    But those who quit less likely to die sooner than those who continue habit

  • Red Wine May Protect Against Lung Cancer
    (28-OCT-2004)
    No other alcoholic beverage produced the same effect, study finds

  • Health Tip: Stop Smoking
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Some of the benefits will come quickly

  • Protein Test May Detect Lung Cancer
    (22-OCT-2004)
    New method may improve diagnosis, prognosis

  • Grapefruit Lowers Weight, Fights Cancer
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Studies find benefits to eating the citrus

  • Gene Tied to Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
    (24-AUG-2004)
    Patients with mutation respond to newest drugs, study says

  • Alternative Therapy for Inoperable Lung Tumors
    (03-AUG-2004)
    Radiofrequency ablation works when chemo, radiation can't

  • Way Found to Predict Response to Cancer Drug
    (03-AUG-2004)
    Signaling pathway may indicate who does well with Iressa

  • 'Mild' Cigarettes Don't Cut Nicotine Intake
    (20-JUL-2004)
    Smokers negate effect by puffing more, inhaling deeper

  • New Software Detects Lung Growths
    (14-JUL-2004)
    Helps radiologists reading CT scans