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One Large Step in the Small-Cell Lung Cancer Journey
There are two major types of lung cancer. The most common type is called non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer makes up only about 15 percent of the 226,000 cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the US every year. New treatments for this more aggressive lung cancer may be on the horizon.
Lung Risk in Diabetes Drug of Choice
Along the road to improving diabetes care, both doctors and scientists have disagreed about which treatments are best. Now, there is disagreement about the safety of one of the most common diabetes drugs.
What Your Oncologist Won't Tell You
You know that exercise is good for you. This is true for just about any time in your life – some form of movement does a body good. Staying active is especially important during cancer treatment – but don’t wait for your doctor to tell you so.
Frontiers in Lung Cancer
In the final installment of our series on lung cancer, we continue our conversation with one of the nation’s leading experts.
Growing Environmental Crisis in Louisiana
A widening sinkhole in the tiny Louisiana town of Bayou Corne - about an hour west of New Orleans - is releasing dangerous levels of radiation. The situation grows more hazardous with the approach of Hurricane Isaac.
Getting the Best Care for Lung Cancer
In the second of our series on lung cancer, we continue our conversation with one of the nation's experts on the subject. D. Ross Camidge , MD, PhD , is a well-known lung cancer specialist and director of the thoracic oncology clinical program at the University of Colorado.
Why Lung Cancer is So Common and Who's at Risk
Lung cancer is the second most prevalent serious cancer in the United States, after breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. However, it kills more women and men than breast, prostate, colorectal and pancreatic cancer combined. According to the American Cancer Society, just over 225,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and 160,000 people will die from it. And about 27,000 of the people diagnosed with any type of lung cancer will never have smoked any form of tobacco. To learn more about this disease, we conducted a telephone interview with one of the...
Pfizer Drug Receives Positive Opinion for Lung Cancer
Pfizer announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending that crizotinib be granted conditional marketing authorization in the European Union (EU).
New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations
If you've been a decades-long smoker, you need to be screened for lung cancer. Any doctor will tell you that. Now a task force has compiled formal lung cancer screening guidelines.
Jamming the Lung Cancer Revolving Door
One of the unfortunate aspects of lung cancer is that it tends to have a high rate of recurrence. It can be treated successfully only to return, and that return often comes far too soon.