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.

New genetic techniques to combat lung cancer
Apr 25 08


Mutation database helps personalized treatment of lung cancer
Apr 25 08


Cancer immunotherapy shows long-term promise in lung cancer
Apr 25 08


Oral test could predict lung cancer, study finds
Apr 14 08


Genetic variations raise lung cancer risk for smokers and ex-smokers
Apr 03 08


Antibodies may point to early lung cancer
Mar 20 08


Study shows way to predict lung cancer recurrence
Mar 13 08


Risk of Surgery for Lung Cancer Lower at Teaching Hospitals
Mar 04 08


Certain Vitamin Supplements May Increase Lung Cancer Risk, Especially in Smokers
Feb 29 08


Gene Expression Profiling Advance for Lung Cancer Prognosis
Feb 17 08


Researchers Find Less Invasive, Highly Accurate Methods
Feb 05 08


Lack of Sunlight May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Dec 18 07


Cancer risks of eating red and processed meat
Dec 11 07


M. D. Anderson research links diet, gardening and lung cancer risk
Dec 07 07


PET imaging may improve lung cancer diagnosis
Nov 28 07


Researchers Identify Tumor-Suppressor Gene for Lung Cancer
Nov 14 07


Smac-ing lung cancer to death
Nov 13 07


Study reveals differences in cancer stage presentation between rural and urban patients
Nov 10 07


Genome Study Charts Genetic Landscape of Lung Cancer
Nov 05 07


Predicting Survival of Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Oct 31 07


Scientists Identify New Gene Associated with Lung Cancer
Oct 16 07


Potential Early Warning System for Lung Cancer Identified
Oct 11 07


Breast cancer susceptibility gene predicts outcome and response to treatment in lung cancer
Sep 25 07


New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate lung cancer risk
Aug 31 07


Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer
Jul 04 07


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