Health News

Are Cancer Drugs Improving?
The enormous number of drugs available at the pharmacy begins to make sense when you realize that a lot of these drugs are related. Some scientists feel that despite these offerings, there's always room for improvement.
Lung Cancer Study Questioned
What happens when researchers disagree? That's the nature of good research - disagreeing and challenging before coming to consensus. A recent lung cancer study is being debated.
Pfizer Announces Positive Results From Xalkori Trial
Pfizer Inc. announced today that the PROFILE 1007 study demonstrated that XALKORI ( crizotinib ) significantly improved progression-free survival ( PFS ) when compared with pemetrexed or docetaxel , in previously treated patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK )-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer ( NSCLC ).
Move Over Platinum, Here Comes Ruthenium
A number of common chemotherapy agents, such as cisplatin , contain the element platinum. And while effective against cancer cells, these medications can damage healthy cells.
Diesel Exhaust Causes Lung Cancer and Possibly Bladder Cancer
Diesel fumes have been thought to increase the risk of lung cancer for a long time - since 1988. Now it's official.
Are Two Cancer Drugs Better Than One?
Recent trends in cancer research have focused on combination therapies, where drugs that supplement each other's weaknesses show greater results in fighting cancer than either would alone.
Upcoming Lung Cancer Drugs
Out of the top five most common cancers, lung cancer is projected to remain the deadliest, and it isn't just limited to people who smoke.
Big Tumors Vulnerable to Chemo
Chemotherapy is generally recommended for cancers where surgery is impossible, either due to metastasis, difficult location, or small size.  
Desperate Housewives's Kathryn Joosten Died
Mrs. McClusky  was the cranky, crusty and lovable older lady, who always had a wisecrack for the "Desperate Housewives" of Wisteria Lane.
Clearing the Smoke on Lung Cancer Screenings
Behind skin, prostate and breast cancers, lung cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed - and most lethal - malignancies in this country, affecting the lives of 220,000 Americans and taking the lives of another 165,000 every year.