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Tracking lung cancer more closely

Lung cancer kills more people than malignancies of the breast, colon and prostate combined. Yet the management of early signs of lung cancer is often haphazard -- manual tracking of potentially pre-ca... read more

'Liquid biopsy' offers new way to track lung cancer

working closely with lung specialist and Medical Oncologist Dr Fiona Blackhall at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, found that patients with SCLC had many more CTCs in a small sample of their blood t... read more

'Liquid biopsy' picks up cancer biomarkers in blood, study finds

A blood test known as a "liquid biopsy" could help doctors track a shifty type of lung ... else more effective, the study authors said. The study is part of a wave of research that has found that liqu... read more

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Lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of quitting smoking

Of the 284 lung cancers which were diagnosed during this time, nearly 93% occurred among heavy smokers, defined as those who had smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 21 years or more ... as ... read more

Cancer remains leading cause of death among US Hispanics

Cancer remains the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., driven in large part by lung malignancies in men and breast ... Cancer rates for Puerto Ricans and Cubans, for example, more clos... read more

AstraZeneca drug combination on track to fight lung cancer

May 13 (Reuters) - A closely watched immune system-boosting drug cocktail from Britain's AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN - news) shows promise in advanced lung cancer, despite adverse side effects in a number ... read more

Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return

Explore further: Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer More information: Jamal-Hanjani, M., Wilson, G.A., McGranahan, N., et al. TRACERx - Tracking Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Evoluti... read more

California Woman Who Beat Stage IV Lung Cancer at 28 Fulfills Dream of Having a Family

As surges in hormones related to pregnancy have been linked to recurrence of lung cancer ... high school track in Moscow, Idaho. Although Angela and her husband lost touch with Emily over the years, s... read more

AstraZeneca lung cancer failure sparks 16 percent share fall

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's (>> AstraZeneca) combination of two injectable immunotherapy drugs failed to help patients as hoped in a closely watched advanced lung cancer trial ... said put it on ... read more

Donna Summer: Lung cancer leading cause of cancer death

Disco legend Donna Summer, 63, died Wednesday night, reportedly of lung cancer. As of press ... According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women ... read more

Surge in 'non-smoking' lung cancer in China

More than 730,000 of them had lung cancer, accounting for nearly 36 per cent of the world's total. There are two major types of lung cancer - lung adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The latte... read more

More Iron Range miners stricken with rare lung cancer

Tracking miners since 2003 The Health Department has done periodic analyses of miners with mesothelioma since 2003, using the state's cancer-tracking system ... Gurumurthy Ramachandran, already had pl... read more

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