Health News

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.
Online Cig Cessation Sensation
Support for quitting smoking goes high tech with WebQuit, a study whose aim is to get as many people willing to sign up for free to drop and stop the habit.
Smoking Cancels Out Benefits of Multivitamins
Is there such thing as health conscious smoking? Some smokers believe that smoking risks are lessened when they take vitamins or supplements regularly. Does that actually work though?
Doubling Progression-Free Survival
Being diagnosed with lung cancer usually means months of chemotherapy followed by a relapse. That outlook is changing for the better.