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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the world's most common cancer and kills more people than any other cancer. In 2008, approximately 1.52 million new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed worldwide, with 1.31 million people dying from the disease.(14) In the United States, an estimated 161,840 deaths, accounting for 29 percent of all cancer deaths, occurred in 2008, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a common and very serious form of cancer, with more than 40,000 people diagnosed with the condition each year in the UK. The symptoms of lung cancer do not present in the early stages, but when symptoms do eventually present, they usually include the following:

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Study paves way for effective monitoring of chemotherapeutic drug level in cancer patients

Study paves way for effective monitoring of chemotherapeutic drug level in cancer patients

Evidence-based clinical practice guideline aims to optimize PD-L1 lung tumor testing

Evidence-based clinical practice guideline aims to optimize PD-L1 lung tumor testing

Researchers receive $4.5 million grant to support lung cancer screenings and research

Researchers receive $4.5 million grant to support lung cancer screenings and research

Objectives, challenges and opportunities of new IASLC Molecular Database Project

Objectives, challenges and opportunities of new IASLC Molecular Database Project

Cancer patients treated with immunotherapy at high risk of developing thrombotic complications

Cancer patients treated with immunotherapy at high risk of developing thrombotic complications

UVA expert helps develop new lung cancer screening guidelines for high-risk patients

UVA expert helps develop new lung cancer screening guidelines for high-risk patients

UCLA researchers receive NIH grants to identify new ways to treat pancreatic cancer

UCLA researchers receive NIH grants to identify new ways to treat pancreatic cancer

Smoking cessation therapy for hospitalized patients may help avoid many premature deaths

Smoking cessation therapy for hospitalized patients may help avoid many premature deaths

NCCN Annual Conference discusses new ways to improve cancer care

NCCN Annual Conference discusses new ways to improve cancer care

VHIO-born spin-off receives approval to initiate Phase I/II clinical trial of novel Myc inhibitor

VHIO-born spin-off receives approval to initiate Phase I/II clinical trial of novel Myc inhibitor

New approach to cancer immunotherapy may prevent autoimmunity

New approach to cancer immunotherapy may prevent autoimmunity

Study investigates how genetic variants contribute to increased risk of lung cancer

Study investigates how genetic variants contribute to increased risk of lung cancer

UTSW researchers identify the structure of a key cell-surface protein

UTSW researchers identify the structure of a key cell-surface protein

Chromatin-regulating enzyme found to be a key driver of common lung cancer

Chromatin-regulating enzyme found to be a key driver of common lung cancer

Study finds significant variation in biomarker test utilization and treatment for non–small-cell lung cancer

Study finds significant variation in biomarker test utilization and treatment for non–small-cell lung cancer

Study opens the door to new possibilities targeting telomeres to help treat cancer

Study opens the door to new possibilities targeting telomeres to help treat cancer

Decision-making between patient and doctor is crucial before lung cancer screening

Decision-making between patient and doctor is crucial before lung cancer screening

Future lung cancer screening strategies should address equity, implementation issues, say experts

Future lung cancer screening strategies should address equity, implementation issues, say experts

Novel method can improve the detection of circulating tumor cells

Novel method can improve the detection of circulating tumor cells

Comprehensive review shows benefits and harms of screening for lung cancer

Comprehensive review shows benefits and harms of screening for lung cancer