Lung Cancer News

What is Lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and form tumors. As tumors become larger and more numerous, they undermine the lung's ability to provide the bloodstream with oxygen. Tumors that remain in one place and do not appear to spread are known as “benign tumors”.

Malignant tumors, the more dangerous ones, spread to other parts of the body either through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. Metastasis refers to cancer spreading beyond its site of origin to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads it is much harder to treat successfully.

Primary lung cancer originates in the lungs, while secondary lung cancer starts somewhere else in the body, metastasizes, and reaches the lungs. They are considered different types of cancers and are not treated in the same way.

Study examines survival outcomes after different lung cancer staging methods
Sep 27 16


Non-small cell lung cancers can be sorted in clusters by endocytic changes
Dec 11 15


Rare mutation may extend survival in lung cancer patients with brain metastases
Oct 15 15


Lung Cancer on the Rise in Nonsmokers - But Why?
Sep 14 15


New ‘chemotherapy booster’ could treat lung and pancreatic cancer
Jul 23 15


Study estimates deaths attributable to cigarettes for 12 smoking-related cancers
Jun 15 15


Wistar scientists discover ‘highly effective’ new biomarker for lung cancer
Jun 03 15


Multiple types of resistance to new lung cancer drug identified
May 04 15


Prolonged statin use may lower risk of lung cancer death
May 01 15


University of Louisville researchers detail role of silica and lung cancer
Apr 29 15


Socioeconomic factors affect odds of death after a lung cancer operation
Apr 16 15


Researchers discover an inactive tumor suppressor gene in lung cancer
Apr 14 15


Nintedanib in lung cancer: Added benefit depends on disease severity
Apr 09 15


No association between lung cancer risk in women and reproductive history or hormone use
Apr 08 15


Moffitt researchers discover novel mechanism controlling lung cancer stem cell growth
Apr 07 15


Early recall rates decline after second round of lung cancer screening
Mar 18 15


Local treatment of lung cancer
Mar 05 15


Study suggests need for more sensitive lung cancer screening criteria
Feb 24 15


Research shows value of additional PET/CTscans in follow-up of lung cancer patients
Feb 18 15


U.S. approves Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening
Feb 06 15


Lung cancer now leading cause of cancer death in females in developed countries
Feb 04 15


Coupling head and neck cancer screening and lung cancer scans could improve survival
Jan 12 15


Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads
Dec 26 14


Therapy Found Effective in Older, African American Lung Cancer Patients
Nov 26 14


Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer, study presented at CHEST 2014
Oct 21 14


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