Health News

Burning Old Electronics Is Bad News
Many electronic devices contain toxic materials, and if incinerated, they can release deadly fumes. These fumes may contain carcinogens that up the risk for lung cancer.
Gene Test Catches Tiny Cancers
A new genetic test, combined with CT screening, can identify aggressive lung cancer at an early stage. Results may help determine the best therapy options to help patients live longer.
Deadly Zip Codes
Where someone lives has an impact on their health. Everything from air pollution to healthcare access affects a person’s health, well-being and likelihood of dying. This appears to be true with regards to lung cancer deaths.
50-Year Trends in Smoking Related Deaths
Too many people have died from smoking-related illnesses in the past 50 years. But there is good news: quitting smoking starts the healing process and immediately begins to reduce the risks of smoking-related disease.
Speeding Up the Discovery Process
To find out if a lung cancer prevention drug is effective, scientists may follow thousands of patients for more than a decade. A recent discovery of a molecular response may significantly shorten these trials.
Cancer Screening Can Be a Life Saver
A key to beating lung cancer is finding it early on. After extensive research, the American Cancer Society now recommends CT screening for older patients with a history of smoking.
Beta Blockers Help Block Cancer Spread
Radiation is a common method to kill or shrink cancer cells. Lung cancer patients taking heart medication during radiotherapy may have better results than those not taking these drugs.
Lung Cancer Medication Enobosarm Fast-Tracked by the FDA
GTx , Inc. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated enobosarm ( GTx-024 ) for the prevention and treatment of muscle wasting in patients with non-small cell lung cancer as a Fast Track development program.
CT Catches More Early Cancer Cases
Finding lung cancer early on can save lives, but currently there is not an approved method for screening. The percentage of early-stage lung cancers detected via CT scans, however, has risen.
Vaccine for Late-Stage Cancer Fails
Vaccines are showing promise as medication therapy for patients with advanced-stage lung cancer. A new vaccine, however, recently failed to extend the lives of certain cancer patients.