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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).
UTSW receives $34 million CPRIT award for cancer research and faculty recruitment

UTSW receives $34 million CPRIT award for cancer research and faculty recruitment

Make Sense campaign aims to promote better quality of life for head and neck cancer survivors

Make Sense campaign aims to promote better quality of life for head and neck cancer survivors

Simple blood test provides new treatment choices to lung cancer patients

Simple blood test provides new treatment choices to lung cancer patients

BWH researchers identify new rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma

BWH researchers identify new rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma

FDA grants approval for new biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer

FDA grants approval for new biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer

Epigenetic changes triggered by cigarette smoke may be earliest step in lung cancer development

Epigenetic changes triggered by cigarette smoke may be earliest step in lung cancer development

PENTAX Medical and Hitachi Medical Systems Europe jointly launch new ultrasound video bronchoscope

PENTAX Medical and Hitachi Medical Systems Europe jointly launch new ultrasound video bronchoscope

Abdominal weight found to be key predictor of cancer risk in  postmenopausal women

Abdominal weight found to be key predictor of cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Combination immunotherapy as second or third line treatment of mesothelioma shows promising results

Combination immunotherapy as second or third line treatment of mesothelioma shows promising results

Scientists find new strategy for overcoming resistance to drugs in lung cancer patients

Scientists find new strategy for overcoming resistance to drugs in lung cancer patients

Combination treatment provides positive results for people with advanced melanoma

Combination treatment provides positive results for people with advanced melanoma

Blood tumor markers could be useful in monitoring therapeutic outcomes for lung cancer patients

Blood tumor markers could be useful in monitoring therapeutic outcomes for lung cancer patients

Fluorescent dye imaging tool lights up benign brain tumors during surgery

Fluorescent dye imaging tool lights up benign brain tumors during surgery

High levels of suPAR protein shown to be likely cause of kidney damage in children

High levels of suPAR protein shown to be likely cause of kidney damage in children

Some thyroid cancer patients can safely delay surgery

Some thyroid cancer patients can safely delay surgery

New method of genetic testing leads to successful targeting of MET fusion in lung cancer

New method of genetic testing leads to successful targeting of MET fusion in lung cancer

‘Liquid biopsies’ may help predict prognosis of early-stage lung cancer patients

‘Liquid biopsies’ may help predict prognosis of early-stage lung cancer patients

Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

Lung experts test nicotine patches as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

Anti-inflammatory therapy reduces incidence of lung cancer

Anti-inflammatory therapy reduces incidence of lung cancer

Drug reduces inflammation to lower cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk

Drug reduces inflammation to lower cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk