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Lung cancer News

New drug combination causes cancer cells to 'self-destruct'

Liverpool - Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a drug combination that triggers a self-destruct mechanism in lung cancer cells.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Physical inactivity increases risk of certain cancers

According to a study published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers.

Surgeon reveals link between household chemicals and lung cancer Special

Many household and cleaning products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems.

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Research indicates potential lung cancer breakthrough

One trigger for lung cancer is a forced merger of two normally separate genes. New research indicates that treating the cells with a compound that blocks a protein can potentially prevent a tumor from forming.

Study shows raw garlic reduces the risk of lung cancer

A clove of garlic a day will keep the vampires away, but what others may not know is that the vegetable has other protective powers as well.

Major lung cancer study to take place

A major scientific study is to take place into lung cancer patients globally. The objective of the research is to reveal new insights into how the disease develops.

Improvements to lung cancer screening

A new health screening strategy has revealed that gene faults in tumor cells offer possible drug targets for the treatment of lung cancer.

New lung cancer awareness campaign kicks off

A new campaign centered on the risks associated with lung cancer has been launched this week by the U.K. government. This is part of a series of events taking place this year focused on cancer awareness.

Diabetes drug could help to combat lung cancer

A medicine commonly prescribed for the treatment of diabetes appears to show potential benefits in the treatment of lung cancer.

Study: Lung cancer 'to surpass breast cancer' in European women

A new study released Wednesday found that lung cancer will surpass breast cancer as the top cause of cancer deaths in European women.

Cancer death rate in decline in Canada

The Canadian Cancer Society announced Wednesday that the death toll due to cancer has declined over the last two decades. More than 100,000 lives have been saved in that time span.

Cancer death rate in decline in Canada

The Canadian Cancer Society announced Wednesday that the death toll due to cancer has declined over the last two decades. More than 100,000 lives have been saved in that time span.

Woman's suspected lung cancer may be fruit pit from 28 years ago

Seminole - A Florida woman may have some good news after 28 years of suffering. For over two decades the 62-year-old woman has suffered with a debilitating cough.

Aspirin linked to lower lung cancer risk in women

Aspirin is being touted once more for its potential cancer prevention properties, this time in the lungs. A new study has found women who took Aspirin twice a week had a lower risk of lung cancer, whether or not they smoked.

Op-Ed: Remember to light up for 'No Smoking Day'

Wednesday, March 14 is No Smoking Day 2012. Be sure to light up a symbolic cigarette or cigar to show the nanny state what you think of it.

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has cancer

In the latest twist and turn of the saga that seems to be playing out in Happy Valley, the son of former football coach Joe Paterno announced that his father is suffering from lung cancer.

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has cancer

In the latest twist and turn of the saga that seems to be playing out in Happy Valley, the son of former football coach Joe Paterno announced that his father is suffering from lung cancer.

Mesothelioma and the unspoken death sentence of 9/11 survivors

New York - Over 400,000 tons of asbestos blew into New York on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the Manhattan Twin Towers, killing over 2,500 people. First responders and fleeing survivors were immediately put at risk for mesothelioma cancer.

Op-Ed: Yet another useless lifestyle study

According to the ‘Daily Express’, women should raise their glasses to a healthier old age, but we’ve heard it all before – and just the opposite.

Xalkori gets rapid FDA approval for treating lung cancer

The U.S. FDA has approved a drug for treating lung cancer that could change the way cancer treatment is approached. The drug turns off a specific gene that drives some forms of non-small cell lung carcinoma.

Op-Ed: The great passive smoking hoax Special

A recent study claims to find an association between passive smoking and teenage deafness, but is this just more anti-smoking hype?

Actress Patricia Neal dead at age 84

Oscar award winning actress Patricia Neal has died from lung cancer at the age of 84 Sunday. She passed away at her Martha's Vineyard home.

Cut the risk of lung cancer with a meat and potatoes diet

Heavy smokers may be making themselves more prone to lung cancer. Then again, some aren't. A new survey reveals that if you have high levels of vitamin-B and an amino acid in your system, that is likely to prevent you from getting cancer in general.

Metro Manila Now a Breast Cancer Territory Special

MANILA – Breast cancer, on the rise in recent years, has overtaken lung cancer as the most prevalent disease in its category in Metro Manila and the adjacent province of Rizal.

Bryant Gumbel announces he has cancer on live television

Former co-host of NBC's "Today Show" and host of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," Bryant Gumbel, announced on "Live! With Regis and Kelly" on Tuesday morning that he has lung cancer.

Women may be at higher risk than men for developing lung cancer

A recent controlled study out of Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and University of Bergen, Norway has uncovered a potential gender risk to certain diseases of the lung. Women suffered more severe problems at a younger age.

New Urine Test Could Pinpoint Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers

A new urine test that tests the levels of the chemical NNAL may be able to tell which smokers are more likely to contract lung cancer.

James Whitmore Dead At 87

James Whitmore died in Malibu at his home at the age of 87 Friday. A week before Thanksgiving he was diagnosed with lung cancer which is the cause of his death.
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