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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).
Australian company receives FDA orphan drug designation for product to treat malignant melanomas

Australian company receives FDA orphan drug designation for product to treat malignant melanomas

Developing smart drugs

Developing smart drugs

Combination of real-time PET and CT is a highly sensitive tool for identifying non-small cell lung cancer

Combination of real-time PET and CT is a highly sensitive tool for identifying non-small cell lung cancer

Mutation of a gene involved in non-small cell lung cancer linked to drug effectiveness

Mutation of a gene involved in non-small cell lung cancer linked to drug effectiveness

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

Mothers who smoke increase the likelihood of daughters smoking 3 fold

The world's smallest computer made entirely of biological molecules

The world's smallest computer made entirely of biological molecules

Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league

Britain wheezes at bottom of European lung league

New cancer drug Tarceva - a breakthrough with significant survival benefit in patients with advanced lung cancer

New cancer drug Tarceva - a breakthrough with significant survival benefit in patients with advanced lung cancer

The cancer death rate for African-American males would drop by nearly two-thirds if their exposure to tobacco smoke was eliminated

The cancer death rate for African-American males would drop by nearly two-thirds if their exposure to tobacco smoke was eliminated

Lung cancer varies between men and women

Lung cancer varies between men and women

Mayo Clinic debunks myths cancer myths

Mayo Clinic debunks myths cancer myths

New gene presents a potent new target for breast cancer therapy

New gene presents a potent new target for breast cancer therapy

Lung tumor therapies improved by combining scanning technologies

Lung tumor therapies improved by combining scanning technologies

Cancer rates have decreased in men and remained stable in women

Cancer rates have decreased in men and remained stable in women

The amount of female smokers rose by 600% in the 20th century

The amount of female smokers rose by 600% in the 20th century

Lung cancer affects male and females differently

Lung cancer affects male and females differently

Overall rise in lung cancer and death in women

Overall rise in lung cancer and death in women

New research into Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer

New research into Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer

Vitamin E appears to cut in half people's risk of bladder cancer

Vitamin E appears to cut in half people's risk of bladder cancer

Research shows that intense high dose cholesterol lowering drugs result in a major reduction in deaths and severe heart attacks

Research shows that intense high dose cholesterol lowering drugs result in a major reduction in deaths and severe heart attacks