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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).
Some types of cancers are heavily dependent on sugar, study shows

Some types of cancers are heavily dependent on sugar, study shows

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease

Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

NCCN ORP funds researchers to evaluate targeted treatment in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer

NCCN ORP funds researchers to evaluate targeted treatment in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

BU professor receives Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from ATS

BU professor receives Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from ATS

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Study points to new pharmacologic approach to target chemo-resistant lung cancer

Study points to new pharmacologic approach to target chemo-resistant lung cancer

Lung cancer diagnosis may put patients at greatest risk of suicide, study finds

Lung cancer diagnosis may put patients at greatest risk of suicide, study finds

FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker

FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker

Study explores receptivity of adolescents to tobacco ads and susceptibility to smoke cigarettes

Study explores receptivity of adolescents to tobacco ads and susceptibility to smoke cigarettes

Light cigarettes have likely contributed to rise of lung adenocarcinoma, study shows

Light cigarettes have likely contributed to rise of lung adenocarcinoma, study shows

Smokers with diminished chest muscle may face greater mortality risk, research shows

Smokers with diminished chest muscle may face greater mortality risk, research shows

Researchers discover novel mechanism that causes malignant pleural effusion in lung cancer patients

Researchers discover novel mechanism that causes malignant pleural effusion in lung cancer patients

Targeted therapy appears to be more effective in preventing lung cancer recurrence

Targeted therapy appears to be more effective in preventing lung cancer recurrence

Tumor mutation load in patient's biopsy varies by age and type of cancer

Tumor mutation load in patient's biopsy varies by age and type of cancer

Prototype drug prevents lung cancer tumors in mice by using novel mechanism

Prototype drug prevents lung cancer tumors in mice by using novel mechanism

Primary care prescription data could help guide GP referrals, improve early diagnosis of cancer

Primary care prescription data could help guide GP referrals, improve early diagnosis of cancer

Researchers find unforeseen increase in smoking-related mortality risk among East German women

Researchers find unforeseen increase in smoking-related mortality risk among East German women

UC researchers find stem cell vaccine to enhance immune responses against tumors in animal models

UC researchers find stem cell vaccine to enhance immune responses against tumors in animal models