Lung Cancer in the News

The articles featured below include news about, or mention of, lung cancer, including lung cancer research. There is information about lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survival rates and research into various aspects of lung cancer.

Oncology is the medical specialty concerned with the study and practice of treating tumours including cancers. See also oncology books, books about lung cancer and books about lung diseases.

Report that 50% of cancer patients survive at least 10 years

50% (Half) of cancer patients diagnosed in England and Wales now survive for at least 10 years according to a recent statistical study by Cancer Research UK.

29 Apr '14 | Cancer | UK

Discovery expected to help medics treat ALK lung cancers

Scientists have discovered the structure of an abnormal protein called the EML 1 protein, which plays a key role in ALK lung cancers, particularly aggressive forms of lung cancer. Researchers are n...

24 Mar '14 | Lung Cancer | Leicester, UK

Global cancer death count 50% higher in men than women

Of approx. 8 million cancer deaths globally per year, more than 4.6 million men die from cancer each year, while approx. 3.5 million women die from cancer each year. Therefore global cancer death r...

14 Feb '14 | Cancer News

A persistent cough may be a sign of lung cancer

Do you know the possible symptoms of lung cancer ? Did you realise that a cough that does not go away might be a sign of lung cancer ? Did you know that a long-term painful cough might be a sign of...

01 May '12 | Lung Cancer | UK

Efforts to diagnose cancer early need to be better tailored to different age groups (UK)

Efforts to diagnose cancer early need to be better tailored to different age groups according to recent research. Older women with breast cancer have a higher risk of their breast cancer being diag...

02 Mar '12 | Cancer Diagnosis | UK

Silver found to be as effective as the leading chemotherapy drug

Some silver compounds are as toxic to cancer cells as Cisplatin, a leading cancer drug. However, silver is thought to be much less toxic to healthy human cells, and in some cases, can be beneficial...

02 Feb '12 | Cancer | England

Possible increased prostate cancer risk associated with vitamin E supplements

According to recent research in the United States, men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E daily had more prostate cancers compared with men who took a placebo. This statistic has ...

12 Oct '11

Irish Cancer Society - Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign

The outlook for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in Ireland is now much more positive with a clear diagnosis and treatment plan in place for patients. At the launch of its 2011 lung cance...

12 Jan '11 | Lung Cancer | Ireland

The fear of cancer

08 Dec '10

Protect children from the allure of smoking, say doctors

A news report has warned that children who smoke face years of tobacco addiction that can lead to life-threatening diseases and premature death.

23 Jun '09 | Smoking | Scotland

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