Health News

Keeping the Grim Reaper at Bay
Once lung cancer moves beyond its original site, the prognosis dims. Researchers have discovered that a specific test can be used to identify patients who will benefit from different types of therapy - a finding that offers more personalized care for advanced lung cancer patients.
Higher Does Not Mean Longer
Radiation oncologists believed that a higher dosage of radiation would extend the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer. It seemed logical, but the findings of a clinical trial don't support that logic.
Goats and Cancer - a Strange New Link
When you think of known lung cancer risks, you probably immediately think of tobacco smoke. Scientists have now identified a new threat - goats.
Lung Cancer Rates Dropping
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America, claiming the lives of more than 150,000 men and women each year. Recently released statistics show those numbers should be changing soon.
Timing of Therapies Boosts Cancer Survival Rates
Surgeons aren't usually part of the treatment team for Stage III lung cancer, a diagnosis 50,000 Americans receive each year. New methods for using current treatments may improve the outlook for patients.
Be Free From Smoke
Smoking is linked to many health issues and yet these risks aren’t enough to motivate some to quit. Family, friends and coworkers might be able to help – ban smoking from work and home.
New Test Detects Treatable Lung Cancer Gene
Days after receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the Abbott ALK test for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become available in the United States, European Union and New Zealand.
FDA Approves Xalkori and Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xalkori ( crizotinib ) to treat certain patients with late-stage (locally advanced or metastatic), non-small cell lung cancers ( NSCLC ) who express the abnormal anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK ) gene.
Communication Overkill
The images of a charred lung or cancer-eaten mouth may actually get a person thinking about quitting. Add a threatening message about how cigarettes kill, and it becomes communication overkill, according to a new study.
Lung Cancer Makes Scents to Dogs
The super sensitive noses of dogs are known to be able to pick up the scent many things. Man's best friend can now do what even advanced medical tests can't do - sniff out early stage lung cancer.