September 28, 2012 Drug maker OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals has started its third late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating a type of lung cancer. April 6, 2012 Sales of smoking-cessation products may realize a March boom following a recent government advertising campaign that encourages Americans to quit smoking. March 30, 2012 Mortality rates from all cancers combined continued to drop between 2004 and 2008 among men, women and children, according to the annual “Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008.” March 23, 2012 Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology. January 25, 2012 Medical device maker PMD Healthcare has launched what it calls the first personal spirometer to monitor lung function, the company said. September 28, 2011 Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched its new chemotherapy drug.
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2013 Global Lung Cancer Survey Measures Symptom Awareness of Biggest Cancer Killer
(PRWEB) November 21, 2013 According to a recent survey investigating awareness of lung cancer symptoms and smoking prevalence, over 70% of surveyed Americans could name symptoms of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women. Findings from the U.S. were broadly reflective of overall global results. For instance, in the U.S., 18% were current smokers and 56% had never smoked regularly, with American women more likely to say that they have never smoked than men (62% vs.
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Lung cancer killing more women in Canada than other developed countries
This type of screening is recommended for people aged 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack a day for 30 years and quit less than 15 years ago. Advances in the last decade have led to new targeted therapies that offer more treatment options for lung cancer patients. “The identification of genetic alterations — such as EGFR and ALK — make the tumors more likely to respond to certain targeted drugs that can be taken in pill form and have fewer side effects than standard chemotherapy ,” Johnson said in the news release. “The most important thing a person can do to avoid lung cancer is to never start smoking,” but smokers who quit begin to reduce their risks for lung cancer and heart attack within weeks, Johnson noted. “People who stop and remain a nonsmoker for at least 10 to 20 years can cut their risk of developing lung cancer by 50 to 75 percent,” he said. — Robert Preidt Copyright 2012 HealthDay .
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Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer
That compares with the OECD average of 6.93 per cent. The analysis shows that 16.3 per cent of Canadian women are obese compared with 15.21 per cent internationally. And 19.1 per cent of Canadian men are obese, compared with 15.42 per cent internationally. On the upside, Canada performs better than other countries on breast cancer screening and survival rates, according to the CIHI report. Just over 72 per cent of Canadian women ages 50 to 69 had a mammogram within the past two years or within the recommended time frame, compared with the OECD average of 66.43 per cent. Of women with breast cancer, the five-year survival rate in Canada is 87.7 per cent, compared with 84.5 per cent internationally.
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The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Proud to Receive Assemblyman Pan Resolution Honoring Its Awareness Efforts
Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is proud to receive a Resolution from Assemblyman Richard Pan today, honoring its efforts to raise awareness and funding for the nations number one cancer killer. We are so grateful to Assemblyman Pan for recognizing us today, said Bonnie J. Addario, lung cancer survivor and founder of the ALCF. We are at a watershed moment in our fight to beat lung cancer, and we truly believe we can make it a survivable, chronically managed disease in the next 10 years. Like millions of Americans, Assemblyman Pan has been affected by lung cancer. His father, a never smoker, passed away in 1991 to the disease.
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