Lung Cancer – Small Cell

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (09-16-2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals (08-23-2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related deaths. This is a grade B draft recommendation. Lung... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (05-15-2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent... Continue Reading

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (04-24-2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (02-11-2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence... Continue Reading

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer (11-28-2012)

Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Thoracic... Continue Reading

Female Lung Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Some Areas (07-3-2012)

Lung cancer deaths are on the rise among young and middle-aged white women, mainly in the South and the Midwest, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and... Continue Reading

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer (06-26-2012)

Diesel exhaust is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a press release issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The announcement came after a group of international experts gathered for a weeklong meeting to review the... Continue Reading

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines (05-25-2012)

New lung cancer screening guidelines recommend annual CT scans only for a select group of people—those aged 55 to 74 who are current or former smokers. The guidelines are the result of a systematic review by an expert panel from several medical groups... Continue Reading

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections (05-17-2012)

Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet... Continue Reading

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