It is possible to predict the survival of patients with advanced lung cancer and their response to treatment with a new biomarker.
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Results of a study of a drug currently approved for treatment of kidney cancer indicate that it may also be effective for people with recurrent and advanced lung cancer.
Experimental treatment of lung cancer increases response rates.
Women with lung cancer have better lung function than men.
For the treatment of lung tumors FDG PET can be used to assess the amount of tumor destruction after radiofrequency ablation (RFA): the use of heat to destroy tumors
Smoking history contributes to poor outcomes in the treatment of lung cancer.
25% increased risk of developing one of a number of cancers in first degree relatives of lung cancer patients who have never smoked compared to families of people who neither smoke nor have lung cancer.
Children who are exposed to high levels of arsenic in their drinking water are seven to 12 times more likely to die of lung cancer and other lung diseases in young adulthood.
A new study finds significant disparities by race and gender in the enrollment of patients into lung cancer clinical trials.
About one in a hundred patients with apparently incurable non small cell lung cancer survive five or more years after being given relatively small doses of radiation therapy meant to ease symptoms.
Only 25 percent of new lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage, when curative surgery is possible.
Race may play a role in whether a patient accepts surgical treatment for lung cancer.
Restoring a gene often silenced in lung cancer causes the cells to self destruct possibly leading to a new strategy for treating lung cancer.
A single dose of an experimental compound called 1D11 successfully prevented severe lung damage from occurring in mice that underwent radiation therapy to treat lung cancers.
A major challenge in treating lung cancers with radiation is the toxicity of radiation to healthy tissue.
Standard treatment for non small cell lung cancer largely depends upon the stage of spread of the lung cancer and may include surgery.
If estrogen drugs could protect against lung cancer, the researchers wondered if the same is true of foods that have naturally occurring low levels of estrogens.
Lung cancer is typically most treatable when caught early, but detecting lung cancer in its earliest stages is difficult.
Although both drugs killed cells containing a normal but overactive EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) molecule, only gefitinib (Iressa) killed lung cancer cells containing a mutated EGFR molecule.
It may be beneficial to use erlotinib to initially treat patients with advanced lung cancer, rather than use conventional chemotherapy regimens.
Higher Consumption of Some Soy Products, Grains, Vegetables and Fruits Associated with Reduced Risk of Lung Cancer
Reduction in lung cancer risk tended to increase with increasing phytoestrogen intake.
A new study led by lung cancer specialists adds to evidence that giving patients both chemotherapy and radiation in the beginning of treatment may help patients live longer.
First degree relatives of black individuals with early onset lung cancer have twice the risk of lung cancer than first degree relatives of white individuals with early onset lung cancer.