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Smokers Diagnosed with Pneumonia Found to Have

Higher Risk of Lung Cancer ...

UTA engineer developing more precise lung cancer imaging, radiation results

Lung cancer patients know that precise medical imaging can help a surgeon eradicate tumors and preserve healthy tissue. ...

In clinical trial, immunotherapy more effective than chemo in treating advanced lung cancer

UCLA-led study tested pembrolizumab against standard treatment in more than 1,000 people ... Full story

Lung cancer found to be genetically different disease in young and older patients

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in younger patients is a distinct disease, genetically and biologically, from NSCLC in older patients and may require a different treatment approach, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have found. ... Full story

Immune therapy drug results in prolonged survival in advanced lung cancer

A Yale-led international study in patients with advanced non-small cell lung (NSCLC) cancer resistant to chemotherapy has found a promising weapon in an immune therapy drug commonly used to treat other cancers. ... Full story

FDA approves new oral therapy to treat ALK-positive lung cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Alecensa (alectinib) to treat people with advanced (metastatic) ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has worsened after, or who could not tolerate treatment with, another therapy called Xalkori (crizotinib). ... Full story

Lung cancer screening trial success

A pilot lung cancer screening trial, conducted by health experts from the University of Liverpool, has demonstrated that it is possible to detect lung cancer at an early stage and deliver a potentially curative treatment in over 80% of cases. ... Full story

Gene Mutation Sets off Series of Events Contributing to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Growth

A mutation in a gene that helps prevent cellular damage contributes to a chain of events supporting the growth of non-small cell lung cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discovered. The finding may lead to the development of new targeted medications for the disease and potentially other cancers that often do not respond to chemotherapy or radiation. ... Full story

Molecular "brake" stifles human lung cancer

By testing over 4,000 genes in human tumors, a Salk team uncovered an enzyme responsible for suppressing a common and deadly lung cancer ... Full story

Tool helps patients, providers decide if lung cancer screening is warranted

ANN ARBOR—A 65-year-old male smoker with a history of 2 packs a day for 45 years with no personal or family history of cancer wonders: Should I be screened for lung cancer? ... Full story

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