Health News

Gene That Drives Lung Cancer Discovered
Magical mystery tour. That's what the painstaking process of locating genetic mutations could be called, and biologists may have landed at a critically important new destination.
Non-Smoker Lung Tumors are More Unstable
The best way to avoid lung cancer is to never pick up the smoking habit. Unfortunately, that's no guarantee for skirting deadly lung cancer disease.
Preventing Lung Cancer may be Possible
Even though someone has quit smoking, he or she still has an elevated risk of developing lung cancer. New research has discovered a common drug may decrease some of those risks.
Saving the Lives of Heavy Smokers
Lung cancer is most commonly detected with a chest X-ray. This standard technique misses a number of early cancers, though. A study shows another technology is not only a better screening tool, but can save the lives of smokers.
Slowing Advanced Lung Cancer
Advanced lung cancer offers few options for patients, unfortunately. A recent Spanish study opens new possibilities by extending the use of an established treatment drug, Alimta.
Advancing Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer
Advancements in medicine are moving toward targeted therapy - treatments that target the exact cause of an individual's cancer. These advancements are being tested in advanced lung cancer.
From Sexy to Gross
Every day, some 4,000 teenagers smoke their first cigarette. About 1,000 of them will become addicted daily smokers. Their new tobacco addiction will add to the $200 billion burden that smoking costs the United States every year. And with their first puff, these youngsters start the clock ticking toward an unhealthy - and likely fatal future. To combat this disturbing public health menace, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring all cigarette packaging to be wrapped in graphic and sometimes disturbing images starting next year.
No Question - It's a Cancer Bull's-eye
Targeted therapy goes after the specific driver of an individual's cancer - a gene, a protein or surrounding tissue. A new drug delivers dramatic results in targeting lung cancer.
A Whiter Shade of Pale
With the temperatures heating up, so does the desire to spend time outdoors soaking up the rays. With talk about irreversible skin damage, including cancer and premature aging, most of us have made more of an effort to protect our skin from the sun's harsh rays.
Asian Cancer Survivers Live Longer than Caucasians
A new report says Asian patients live longer than Caucasian patients both before and after the treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which is usually caused by smoking. A recent review of 35 years of studies indicates that during single, double or triple drug chemotherapy, Asians have a longer overall survival.