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Lung Cancer

A blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosis

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:45
Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has shown. This information could be used to determine which patients are most likely to benefit from additional therapies to head off the spread of the cancer to other areas of the body.

Intensified Lung Cancer Radiation Treatment

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:45
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found an innovative approach to improve control of locally advanced lung cancer tumors while preserving more normal tissue. It involves a midtreatment PET-CT scan using the radioactive tracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and then individualizing escalated radiation to the target region the tracer identifies.

Up in Smoke Men and Lung Cancer

Men face a very high risk of lung cancer. It is the third leading cause of death, right behind prostate and colon cancer. Overall, lung cancer is also the third most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The best thing a man -- or anyone -- can do to reduce this risk is to quit smoking or never start.

Health coalition forms National Lung Cancer Roundtable to increase screening, reduce lung cancer deaths

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 09:45

The American Cancer Society and a coalition of leading professional, government and non-governmental organizations are coming together to form the National Lung Cancer Roundtable to accelerate the nation’s efforts to reduce mortality from lung cancer.