General Lung Cancer

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (April 24, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the... Continue Reading

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer (November 28, 2012)

Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results... Continue Reading

Female Lung Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Some Areas (July 3, 2012)

Lung cancer deaths are on the rise among young and middle-aged white women, mainly in the South and the Midwest, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains... Continue Reading

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer (June 26, 2012)

Diesel exhaust is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a press release issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The announcement came after a group of international experts... Continue Reading

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines (May 25, 2012)

New lung cancer screening guidelines recommend annual CT scans only for a select group of people—those aged 55 to 74 who are current or former smokers. The guidelines are the result of a systematic review... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Almost 800,000 Lung Cancer Deaths Prevented (March 22, 2012)

Changes in smoking behavior that began in the 1950s prevented close to 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lung... Continue Reading

NCCN Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for People at High Risk (December 6, 2011)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—a not-for-profit alliance of 21 cancer centers—has released guidelines for lung cancer screening. The guidelines recommend screening with helical low-dose... Continue Reading

Organ Transplant Recipients Have Increased Cancer Risk (November 9, 2011)

People who have received a solid organ transplant (such as a kidney or liver) are twice as likely as people in the general population to develop cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the... Continue Reading

Screening with Chest X-Rays Does Not Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (November 2, 2011)

Results from the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial provide convincing evidence that using chest x-rays to screen for lung cancer does not reduce lung cancer deaths.... Continue Reading

Higher Radiation Dose Does Not Benefit Lung Cancer Patients (October 13, 2011)

Among patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer, treatment with a higher dose of radiation therapy does not result in better overall survival than a standard dose of radiation therapy. These results... Continue Reading

What is a Lung Granuloma? (September 16, 2011)

Granulomas are nodules caused by inflammation. The inflammation may be the result of infectious or noninfectious causes. Granulomas in the lung typically do not produce any symptoms, but may be detected... Continue Reading

The Not-so-Obvious Signs of Lung Cancer (September 9, 2011)

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. One significant reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it is often diagnosed once it has advanced. Lung cancer can... Continue Reading

“Electronic Nose” May Help Screen for Lung Cancer (August 16, 2011)

Although still in investigative stages, the electronic nose (eNose) may help to screen for lung cancer among individuals at a high risk of developing lung cancer. These results were recently presented... Continue Reading

Invasive Procedure Provides No Benefit for Cancer Patients with Blood Clots (August 11, 2011)

The invasive and costly procedure of inserting an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) does not benefit cancer patients who are being treated with the anticoagulation medication fondaparinux (Arixtra®) for... Continue Reading

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women (July 28, 2011)

Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Screening with Spiral CT Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths (July 7, 2011)

Among people with a history of heavy smoking, screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (spiral CT) scans reduced lung cancer mortality by 20%. These results were published in the New England... Continue Reading

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