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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).
Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds

Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds

Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers

Study identifies potential Achilles heel of kinase-driven cancers

Researchers develop new method that uses gene editing to find cancer's weak spots

Researchers develop new method that uses gene editing to find cancer's weak spots

Reirradiation using proton therapy offers new hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer

Reirradiation using proton therapy offers new hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer

Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients

Research shows SBRT as viable curative option for older lung cancer patients

Study reveals prevalence of racial disparities in treatment, outcomes of early stage NSCLC patients

Study reveals prevalence of racial disparities in treatment, outcomes of early stage NSCLC patients

Genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in NSCLC more dynamic than previously thought

Genetic mutations underlying treatment resistance in NSCLC more dynamic than previously thought

Combination approach holds potential for treating lung cancer patients

Combination approach holds potential for treating lung cancer patients

Biomarker blood test detects recurrences of lung cancer before conventional imaging methods

Biomarker blood test detects recurrences of lung cancer before conventional imaging methods

Intensity modulated proton therapy shows early promise for treatment of recurrent lung cancer

Intensity modulated proton therapy shows early promise for treatment of recurrent lung cancer

Roswell Park-led study shows benefits of ‘one and done’ SBRT treatment approach for NSCLC patients

Roswell Park-led study shows benefits of ‘one and done’ SBRT treatment approach for NSCLC patients

UT Southwestern researchers develop computer model to predict most deadly lung cancers

UT Southwestern researchers develop computer model to predict most deadly lung cancers

CT lung cancer screening test for longtime smokers detects patient's tumor before symptoms

CT lung cancer screening test for longtime smokers detects patient's tumor before symptoms

Penn studies provide new understanding of lung cancer progression and prevention

Penn studies provide new understanding of lung cancer progression and prevention

Study reveals mechanisms behind increased risk of thrombosis in patients with malignant brain tumours

Study reveals mechanisms behind increased risk of thrombosis in patients with malignant brain tumours

Education can empower cancer patients to use palliative care, study shows

Education can empower cancer patients to use palliative care, study shows

Counseling and shared decision-making can enhance understanding of lung cancer screening

Counseling and shared decision-making can enhance understanding of lung cancer screening

Diet rich in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer, study suggests

Diet rich in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer, study suggests

Primary lung cancer tumor may go undiagnosed in some kidney cancer patients

Primary lung cancer tumor may go undiagnosed in some kidney cancer patients

Study provides insights into how cancer cells can evade FGFR inhibitors

Study provides insights into how cancer cells can evade FGFR inhibitors