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Smoking isn't the only way you can get lung cancer - ‎May 27, 2016‎
As it has been for many years, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US for both men and women. Smoking causes the majority of lung cancers. People who smoke are nine times more likely to get the disease than those who do not.
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Lung cancer patients at bigger cancer centers may have better outcomes

Deccan Chronicle - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lung cancer patients getting radiation at hospitals with higher rates of participation in a clinical trial fared significantly better compared to those at centers with low participation, U.S.
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Living near a landfill site can increase the risk of lung cancer, scientists claim - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Homeowners living within three miles of rubbish tips are more likely to be admitted to hospital or suffer from lung cancer due to toxic pollutants, which are released from the rotten rubbish, a study found.
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Lung cancer survival rate increases by 73 percent if caught early

Science Daily - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has been successfully completed and demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and have up to a 73% chance of surviving for five years or more.

Prostate, lung cancer ID filter created at University of Waterloo - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Alex Wong, a professor of system design engineering, has discovered unique bio-markers that could help radiologists better identify prostate and lung tumours on medical images. 'Diagnosing cancer through an imaging screening is a very difficult process.

NICE turns down Lilly's lung cancer drug Portrazza

PharmaTimes - ‎May 27, 2016‎
It is looking unlikely that lung cancer patients in England and Wales will get access to Eli Lilly's new treatment Portrazza on the National Health Service, after the drug received an initial rejection from cost regulators.

UK Trial Suggests Benefit, Parameters for Lung Cancer Screening Program

Cancer Network - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Almost 250,000 individuals were approached about participating in the trial, and 8,729 out of 75,958 who responded positively were deemed to have a high risk of lung cancer. A total of 4,055 ended up being randomized to either CT scanning or usual care ...

Local firefighter dies after battle with lung cancer

Cache Valley Daily - ‎1 hour ago‎
Local firefighters and others are mourning the death of 36-year-old Travis Peterson. The former Cache County Fire District Assistant Chief and fire warden from Mendon, died Saturday morning after battling lung cancer the past year. The District posted ...
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'Alice's' Beth Howland dies of lung cancer at 74

Zap2It - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Beth Howland, who was best known for playing Vera, a flighty waitress, on the '70s and '80s sitcom “Alice,” died in Santa Monica.

APLCC 2016 calls on Asian-Pacific governments to help reduce lung cancer deaths

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - The biennial Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC 2016) was successfully organized in Chiang Mai, Thailand (13-15 May 2016) by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Thai Society of ...
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Wolves guard Rubio's mom dies at 56 of lung cancer (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's mother has died after a long battle with lung cancer. Rubio's family announced Wednesday that 56-year-old Tona Vives had died. She was treated all through the last season, seeing ...

BC hospital fails to warn woman of potential lung cancer for 11 months - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Further tests revealed she has lung cancer, which has spread to her lymph nodes. Now the 63-year-old is wondering if she'll see her 64th birthday.

Lung Cancer Patients at High-Volume Centers Survive Longer Managed Markets Network - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The retrospective analysis evaluated the outcomes of nearly 500 patients with locally-advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) who were enrolled in the NRG Oncology RTOG 0617 trial at 180 institutions.

Dual-Target Nanoparticle Reduces Lung Cancer Drug Resistance

Asian Scientist Magazine - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) oncogenic mutation is frequently observed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and is well-known as an ideal clinical therapeutic target.

Phase II Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Could Bring Another Immunotherapy Option to Mesothelioma Patients (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Using a special type of cell known as a dendritic cell that is a key regulator in the immune system, a U.S. company has created an immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer that is personalized to the patient's specific tumor characteristics. Now, in a ...

Lung Cancer Drug Alecensa Shows Superior to Crizotinib, Study Indicates

Lung Disease News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The biotechnology company Genentech recently announced that its product Alecensa (alectinib) was superior in reducing disease worsening risk or death in a specific type of lung cancer, compared to treatment with crizotinib. Researchers measured the ...

Resolution Bioscience begins lung cancer rapid assay trial

Life Science Daily - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Resolution Bioscience announced on Wednesday that it will begin an ongoing human trial with lung cancer patients to determine the success of a new rapid assay to replace existing tissue-based biopsy methodology.

Georgia man to complete half Ironman as he battles incurable lung cancer

Fox News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The 54-year-old is training for a half Ironman triathlon in October while battling an aggressive, genetic-linked form of lung cancer that has a poor survival rate and no cure. He wants to inspire others, cancer patient or not, and make them believe ...

Study Calls for Basing Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines on Individual Risk

OncLive - ‎May 26, 2016‎
An individualized, risk-based approach to screening current and former smokers for the early detection of lung cancer would dramatically expand the population that could benefit from the preventive strategy, while saving more lives than the current US ...
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Drag-racing legend Shirley Muldowney diagnosed with lung cancer

ESPN - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Famed drag racer Shirley Muldowney has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will have her right lung removed Wednesday. The 75-year-old Muldowney, who started racing in the 1950s and won three NHRA top fuel championships from 1977 to 1982, has ...