Lung Cancer in the News

March 2014

Endocyte Shares Double After Drug Shown to Slow Lung Cancer (Bloomberg Business Week, 3/21/14)

GSK disappointed with lung cancer treatment results, continues trial (Reuters, 3/20/14) 

Researchers Discover New Mechanism Allowing Tumor Cells to Escape Immune Surveillance (newswise, 3/18/14)

A Photo a Day: One Year with Lung Cancer (Parade, 3/18/14)

Make cancer clinical trials smaller, smarter, more beneficial to patients, ASCO tells researchers (, 3/17/14)

Findings reveal possible targets for small cell lung cancer (News-Medical, 3/17/14)

EML4-ALK fusion testing, targeted crizotinib treatment not cost-effective in NSCLC (HemOnc Today, 3/17/14)

School radon bill still alive but testing removed (The San Francisco Chronicle, 3/16/14)

Paris smog as bad as Beijing — free mass transit provided for three days (VIDEO) (NY Daily News, 3/15/14)

Potential new drug targets for aggressive form of lung cancer (Medical News Today, 3/13/14)

Tissue analysis near tumors holds hope for earlier detection, new treatments (News-Medical, 3/11/14)

Cancer Immunotherapy Race Stays Unpredictable (Daily Finance, 3/7/14)

Preop PET Cuts Lung Cancer Surgery (medpage Today, 3/7/14)

Researchers find antibody that may be used in future treatments for recurrent small-cell lung cancer (News-Medical, 3/5/14)

Bristol plans big lung cancer study, pairing immunotherapies (Reuters, 3/4/14)

Peregrine’s Lead Agent Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for NSCLC (OncLive, 3/4/14)

Study identifies key protein that helps prevent lung cancer tumors from being destroyed (Medical Xpress, 3/4/14)

Exhaled Compounds Could Provide Accurate Lung Cancer Diagnosis (Cancer Network, 3/4/14)

Hormone therapy predicted improved lung cancer survival in women (The Oncology Report, 3/4/14)

Genentech study of drug combo on lung cancer halted (San Francisco Business Times, 3/3/14)

Lung Cancer Trials Soften Endpoint (MedPage Today, 3/3/14)

February 2014

Doctors develop new way to more precisely pinpoint lung cancer (ABC30, 2/28/14)

Plasma microRNA test boosts lung cancer screening (medwireNews, 2/28/14)

Hormone therapy linked to better survival after lung cancer diagnosis in women (MedicalXpress, 2/26/14)

NY advocates urge funding to prevent lung cancer (The Wall Street Journal, 2/26/14)

Study of ‘Super Responder’ Reveals Possible New Gene Target for Lung Cancer (, 2/25/14) 

5 States Where Lung Cancer Rates Are the Highest (Daily Finance, 2/23/14)

Wine Kills Lung Cancer Cells in Lab Tests (The Wine Spectator, 2/21/14)

Smoking After Cancer:  Does It Even Matter? (WebMD, 2/21/14) 

Lilly lung cancer drug improves survival in late-stage trial (Reuters, 2/19/14)

The years lost to cancer (Washington Post, 2/17/14) 

New therapies raise hope for a breakthrough in tackling cancer (Washington Post, 2/17/14)

Indoor exposure to radon gas may cause lung cancer (News-Medical, 2/14/14)

Breath test may detect lung cancer (USA Today, 2/9/14)

Lung cancer screening's slow start (Star Tribune, 2/8/14)

A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, or Just a Start (The New York Times, 2/6/14)

Barnes-Jewish machine gives real-time view of tumors while delivering radiation (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/6/14)

Lung cancer drugs erlotinib and gefitinib under review by NICE (Nursing Times, 2/4/14)

Global cancer deaths to hit 13 million per year in two decades, WHO warns (National Post, 2/3/14)

Let’s Stop Judging Lung Cancer Patients … and make finding a cure the priority (Huffington Post, 2/2/14)

January 2014

The role of immunotherapy in NSCLC to expand (The Oncology Report, 1/31/14)

Mesothelin expression prognostic in lung adenocarcinomas (News-Medical, 1/31/14)

New study raises questions about antioxidant use in lung cancer patients (The Washington Post, 1/29/14)

Pinpointing lung cancer (ABC7, 1/29/14)

Pfizer lung cancer drug fails in two large studies (Reuters, 1/27/14)

How Long Have I Got Left? (The New York Times, 1/24/14)

Keeping out drafts could mean more radon risk at home (Reuters, 1/23/14)

Imaging, biomarkers, clinical findings guide approach to indeterminate pulmonary nodules (The Oncology Report, 1/21/14)

Coming a Long Way on Smoking, With a Way to Go (The New York Times, 1/20/14)

Silica exposure may increases lung cancer risk (UPI, 1/11/14)

US is marking 50th anniversary of surgeon general report that turned the tide against smoking (StarTribune, 1/4/14)

Health experts: test for “silent killer” in your home (WEAU-TV, 1/2/14)

Task Force Recommends New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines (KPBS, 1/2/14)

OSHA plans to slash silica workplace exposure limits (Reuters, 1/1/14)

Trebling tobacco tax 'could prevent 200 million early deaths' (Reuters, 1/1/14)

December 2013

U.S. panel urges yearly CT scans for some heavy smokers (CBS News, 12/31/13)

Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly, panel says (NBC News, 12/30/13)

November 2013

Pfizer's XALKORI(R) Granted Regular FDA Approval (The Wall Street Journal, 11/21/13)

Go nuts! A handful a day may help you live longer, docs say (NBC News, 11/20/13)

Why Is Lung Cancer Rising Among Nonsmoking Women? (US News & World Report, 11/15/13)

Targeted Therapies Explored in Small Cell Lung Cancer (OncLive, 11/11/13)

Pneumococcal Pneumonia Linked to Lung Cancer Risk (NewsMedical, 11/11/13)

Specialist Lung Cancer Nurses Could Aid Treatment (NewsMedical, 11/11/13)

Genotyping Lung Cancer Linked to Better Survival (MedPage Today, 11/5/13)

Hopeful Glimmers in Long War on Cancer (The New York Times, 11/4/13)

October 2013

The Pills of Last Resort: How Dying Patients Get Access to Experimental Drugs (The New York Times, 10/31/13)

Osteopontin level in early non-small cell lung cancer predicts recurrence (The Oncology Report, 10/31/13)

Stigma lingers for deadliest cancer (CNN, 10/30/13)

BUSM profs identify molecule to help aid lung cancer detection (Daily Free Press, 10/29/13)

Novel Target for Lung Cancer Treatment Discovered (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, 10/29/13)

Lung cancer—killing tumors without chemo (ABC7 WWSB, 10/28/13)

Synta Announces Positive One-Year Follow-up Results for the GALAXY-1 Trial of Ganetespib in NSCLC at the 2013 World Conference on Lung Cancer (Business Wire, 10/26/13)

Tivantinib plus erlotinib may benefit high MET expression non–small cell lung cancers (Oncology Practice, 10/25/13)

GTx Presents Results from Enobosarm POWER Trials for the Prevention and Treatment of Muscle Wasting in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (The Wall Street Journal, 10/24/13)

Over 90 Percent in Europe’s Cities Breathe Dangerous Air (The News Herald, 10/23/13)

AstraZeneca Starts Phase III Program for Lung Cancer Treatment (The Wall Street Journal, 10/22/13)

Genetic variant implicated in lung cancer development also linked with improved outcomes among affected patients (MedicalXpress, 10/18/13)

WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer (USA Today, October 17, 2013)

Air pollution causes lung cancer, WHO agency announces (NBC News, 10/17/13)

Cancer: The blame game (The Independent, 10/15/13)

Boehringer Ingelheim submits nintedanib*, a novel oncology compound, for European approval (National Post, 10/14/13)

Myriad: MyPlan Lung Cancer Test Meets Primary Endpoint In Validation Study (NASDAQ, 10/28/13)

UPDATED: Bristol-Myers adds promising survival update on breakthrough cancer drug (Fierce Biotech, 10/26/13)

Diabetes drug Metformin with chemo and radiation may improve outcomes in lung cancer patients (Science Codex, 10/23/13)

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (The Sentinel, 10/21/13)

PD-L1 inhibitor demonstrated activity in smokers with NSCLC (HemOnc Today, 10/11/13)

Immunotherapy induces ‘striking’ responses in non–small cell lung cancer (The Oncology Report, 10/9/13)

PET scan shows promise in predicting patients with inoperable lung cancer (News-Medical, 10/8/13)

MicroRNA-31 might predict lung cancer spread to lymph nodes (Oncology Nurse Advisory, 10/2/13)

Chemotherapy may be underused in elderly with lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisory, 10/2/13)

September 2013

Older antidepressant may combat lethal lung cancer (HealthDay, 9/30/13)

Roche immunotherapy drug may be 'game changer' in lung cancer (Reuters, 9/29/13)

GIOTRIF® (afatinib)* approved in Europe for patients with EGFR mutation positive lung cancer (Financial Post, 9/25/13)

The arsenic in our drinking water (The New York Times, 9/20/13)

UT Southwestern Researchers Reveal Protein EGFR Hastens Tumor Growth and Chemotherapy Resistance (BioNews Texas, 9/19/13)

Could a blood test detect lung cancer early? (Los Angeles Times, 9/19/13)

Electronic nose sniffs out lung cancer (Medscape, 9/13/13)

Gene Mutation May Help Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Nonsmokers (US News & World Report, 9/12/13)

Software 'app' helps predict if lung lesions seen on CT are cancerous or benign: study (The Leader-Post, 9/5/13)

Survival between black and white lung cancer patients is similar (Science World Report, 9/4/13)

Doctors caution use of e-cigarettes, saying vaping is worse than smoking the real thing (ABC RTV6, 9/1/13)

August 2013

Funds to support study of telephone-based treatment program for lung cancer patients (News-Medical, 8/28/13)

Improved Survival in Foreign-Born Hispanics With Lung Cancer (Cancer Network, 8/27/13)

Sequestration cuts hit Moffitt Cancer Center hard (Daily Loaf, 8/26/13)

Insight Genetics Awarded National Cancer Institute Contract to Advance Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (Herald Online, 8/26/13)

Obama administration proposes new standards for silica dust (Los Angeles Times, 8/23/13)

Uneven accessibility to biomarker test for lung cancer (CMAJ, 8/23/13)

Is This Experimental Lung Cancer Drug Back on Track? (Daily Finance, 8/22/13)

Tumor measurements predict survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (Medical Xpress, 8/19/13)

Aspirin tied to smaller lung and colon cancer tumors (Reuters, 8/16/13)

Lung cancer screening recommendation could affect DoD, VA care (Air Force Times, 8/16/13)

A Lilly Lung Cancer Drug Provides a Welcome Surprise (Forbes, 8/13/13)

Eating raw garlic may help cut risk of lung cancer almost in half, study finds (Fox News, 8/9/13)

Discovery May Help Pinpoint Risk of Lung Cancer Returning After Surgery (US News & World Report, 8/7/13)

New study focuses on link between lung cancer and a region's pollution (Naperville Sun, 8/3/13)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Loses $37.5 Million Battle Over Lung Cancer Victim (Huffington Post, 8/2/13)

July 2013

Air Pollution Linked to Lung Cancer and Heart Failure (Guardian Express, 7/31/13)

U.S. proposes annual lung cancer screening for those at high risk (Los Angeles Times, 7/30/13)

Influential Federal Panel Backs CT Scans for Lung Cancer (The Wall Street Journal, 7/29/13)

First Major Study of Cancer Incidence in Asian Americans (Asian Scientist, 7/29/13)

Effect of obesity on patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (Science Codex, 7/25/13)

Crizotinib Ups PFS in ALK-Positive NSCLC (Science Codex, 7/25/13)

Need for national Canadian strategy for EGFR testing (MedicalXpress, 7/25/13)

New York’s Indoor Smoking Ban Hits 10-Year Mark: Where Do Other States Stand on the Issue? (Medical Daily, 7/22/13)

Greenville Lung Cancer survivor featured in "Cosmopolitan" (WNCT9, 7/19/13)

PET improves survival in limited-stage [small cell] lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 7/17/13)

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed (BBC, 7/17/13)

Lung cancer screening most useful in high-risk people (Reuters, 7/17/13)

Late Stage Lung Cancer Drug Gilotrif (Afatinib) Approved By FDA (Medical News Today, 7/13/13)

Public Health England to launch largest cancer database (BBC, 6/12/13)

Pollution linked to lung cancer, heart failure increases (CBS News, 7/10/13)

"Jeopardy!" champ "Watson" now in training to fight cancer (CBS News, 7/9/13)

Lung cancer warning: 'Don't ignore persistent cough' (BBC, 7/1/13)

June 2013

Many cancer patients expect palliative care to cure (Reuters, 6/26/13)

Lists of cancer mutations awash with false positives (Nature, 6/17/13)

ASCO: Melanoma Tx May Be Option in Lung Cancer (medpage Today, 6/5/13)

ASCO: TKI Offers Hope in Small Cell Lung Cancer (medpage Today, 6/5/13)

ASCO: Boehringer's nintedanib boosts survival in lung cancer subset (PM Live, 6/5/13)

ASCO: Immune Therapy Active Against NSCLC (medpage Today, 6/5/13)

Spray Tanning May Cause Lung Cancer, Warn Researchers (Medical Daily, 6/5/13)

Promising New Cancer Drugs Empower the Body’s Own Defense System (The New York Times, 6/3/13)

New Drug May Help Fight Certain Advanced Lung Cancers (US News & World Report, 6/3/13)

Novel Agent Shows Potential for Advanced Lung Cancer (Medscape News Today, 6/3/13)

Merck Rushes Forward In Race To Market Cell Death Cancer Drugs (Forbes, 6/2/13)

Crizotinib versus Chemotherapy in Advanced ALK-Positive Lung Cancer (New England Journal of Medicine, 6/1/13)

Targeted therapy boosts lung cancer outcomes (MedicalXpress, 6/1/13)

Superiority of afatinib* over comparator chemotherapy for patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced lung cancer is reinforced by second Phase III study (The Wall Street Journal, 6/1/13)

Promising New Therapy For Lung Cancer (Medical News Today, 6/1/13)

Treatment of lung cancer using nanoparticle drug delivery systems (Current Drug Discovery Technology, 6/1/13)

May 2013

Immunotherapy is not just for melanoma anymore (Reuters, 5/31/13)

FDA Debates on Lung-Cancer Warning for Blood-Pressure Drugs (CNBC, 5/31/13)

Father and son to present their respective cancer research at ASCO (MedicalXpress, 5/29/13)

New method for predicting cancer virulence developed (MedicalXpress, 5/26/13)

Lung cancer screening: CT scans more effective than X-rays (Fox News, 5/23/13)

NLST Reveals Details of First Round of Lung Cancer Screening (Medscape, 5/22/13)

Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer (MedicalXpress, 5/22/13)

Racial Disparities Seen in U.S. Lung Cancer Treatment (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/21/13)

ASCO: Midlife fitness may protect against lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 5/20/13)

LUX Program Examines Pan-HER Inhibitor Afatinib in Multiple Tumor Types (OncLive, 5/17/13)

Lung biomarker testing hindered by insufficient tissue samples (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 5/17/13)

Lung Cancer, Not One Disease: Diverse Patients Need Personalized Treatments, Two New Studies Show (Sacramento Bee, 5/16/13)

Standard-dose radiation bests high-dose radiation in advanced NSCLC (The Oncology Report, 5/16/13)

FDA approves Astellas-Genentech lung cancer drug, diagnostic test (Chicago Business Journal, 5/15/13)

FDA approves Roche diagnostic for gene mutation in lung cancer (CNBC, 5/14/13)

Anti-HER2 treatments may benefit some patients with lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 5/14/13)

Human Immune-Boosting Cancer Drugs Seen Extending Lives: Health (Bloomberg News, 5/13/13)

In NSCLC, Beta-3 Tubulin Isoform Does Not Predict Treatment Response to Ixabepilone, Paclitaxel (, 5/13/13)

Black Lung Disease Rates Rise Among Appalachian Miners (Medical Daily, 5/13/13)

Lung Cancer Screening (JAMA Network, 5/8/13)

Advances in lung cancer treatment have major impact on short- and long-term outcomes (NewsMedical, 5/8/13)

New Lung Cancer Guidelines Recommends Offering Screening To High-Risk Individuals (, 5/7/13)

Doctors to older, heavy smokers: Get CT screening for lung cancer (Reuters, 5/7/13)

More non-smoking, young women developing lung cancer (NBC11 Alive, 5/7/13)

Novartis Boost Seen in Fast Approvals as Protection Ends: Health (Bloomberg News, 5/5/13)

New computational method for assessing lung cancer tumors (NewsMedical, 5/3/13)

New, More Accurate Way of Imaging Lung Cancer Tumors (Science Daily, 5/2/13)

Diabetes drug can stop cancer cell growth, report suggests (CBC News, 5/1/13)

April 2013

Rising Cancer Cases in Latin America (The Guardian Express, 4/27/13)

Variations on a Gene, and Tools to Find Them (The New York Times , 4/27/13)

Testing Lung Cancer Patients for Gene May Aid Treatment, Study Finds  (U.S. News & World Report, 4/22/13)

HER2-Positive NSCLC Yields to Targeted Agents (Medpage Today, 4/22/13)

Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Fiscal Year 2013 Strategic Plan (CDMRP website, 4/19/13)

Icy Therapy Spot Treats Cancer in the Lung (Science Daily, 4/14/13)

Study hints of links between HPV and lung cancer (, 4/12/13)

Carol Burnett on cancer: Comedian talks about losing daughter to lung cancer (, 4/11/13)

Low levels of serum bilirubin spell higher lung cancer risk for male smokers (MedicalXpress, 4/7/13)

Artificial Intelligence Comes to Cancer Care (Clinical Oncology News, 4/7/13)

Advances in Molecular Testing Offer New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients (Science Daily, 4/3/13)

March 2013

Many doctors do not provide tobacco cessation assistance to lung cancer patients (MedicalXpress, 3/28/13)

New Research Suggests Lung Cancer Spreads Like Info On The Web (KPBS, 3/27/13)

Soy tied to better lung cancer survival among women (Reuters, 3/26/13)

PLCO criteria catch more lung cancers (The Oncology Report, 3/20/13)

Novartis lung cancer drug gets key FDA designation (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/15/13)

High Tech Approach To Treat Lung Cancer (CBS Boston, 3/12/13)

February 2013

Faster approval for new cancer drugs saving lives (NBC News, 2/25/13)

ACS introduces lung cancer screening guidelines (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 2/21/13)

Optimal lung cancer screening nodule size questioned (NewsMedical, 2/19/13)

IKBKE gene plays a key role in tobacco-induced lung cancer (, 2/16/13)

Study helps define role of early palliative services in lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 2/14/13)

Lung cancer 'overtaking breast cancer in European women' (BBC, 2/12/13)

IBM's Watson tackles lung cancer (Newsday, 2/12/13)

New Pathologic Classification of Lung Cancer: Relevance for Clinical Practice and Clinical Trials (Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2/11/13)

IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors (Wired, 2/11/13)

Doctors call on supercomputer Watson to help fight cancer (NBC News, 2/8/13)

January 2013

The Presence of Mutations in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene Is Not a Prognostic Factor for Long-Term Outcome after Surgical Resection of Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer (Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 1/30/13)

EGFR doesn't predict outcomes in lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 1/25/13)

Women's lung cancer death rate almost the same as men's (CBS News, 1/23/13)

Boehringer Ingelheim’s lung cancer compound granted FDA Priority Review (PharmaPhorum, 1/17/13)

Study Links Highly Segregated Counties and Lung Cancer Deaths in Blacks (The New York Times, 1/16/13)

Cancer Rate Soaring, New Chinese Report Reveals (The Epoch Times, 1/15/13)

Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in 2013 by Testing Your Home for Radon Gas / Elevated radon levels found in roughly 1 in 15 homes nationwide (EPA, 1/14/13)

Simple radon test can help prevent lung cancer (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/14/13)

Indoor air pollution and risk of lung cancer among Chinese female non-smokers (Cancer Causes Control, 1/12/13)

Smoker? Ex-smoker? Cancer group says yearly CT scan may be advisable (Los Angeles Times, 1/11/13)

Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival (MedLinePlus, 1/9/13)

FDA grants ‘fast track’ status to GTx lung cancer drug (Memphis Business Journal, 1/8/13)

American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Achieving High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care (Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1/7/13)

Oncology Group Reaches Out to Primary Care (MedPageToday, 1/4/13)

Pancreatic, other dire cancers get a legislative nudge: Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act Signed Into Law (LA Times, 1/4/13)

December 2012

Overall Survival Improvement in Patients with Lung Cancer and Bone Metastases Treated with Denosumab Versus Zoledronic Acid (Journal of Thoracic Oncology, December 2012)

Oncothyreon lung cancer drug fails in late-stage trial (Reuters, 12/19/12)

EPA tightens soot rules by 20 percent (Washington Post, 12/14/12)

Meat raises lung cancer risk, too, study finds (Reuters 12/10/12)

Denosumab extended survival in lung cancer with bone metastases (Oncology Nurse Advisor, 12/6/12)

Dogs can sniff out lung cancer, pilot study shows (MedicalXpress,12/5/12)

Selumetinib plus docetaxel shows KRAS-mutant NSCLC potential (Medical News, 12/3/12)

Anticancer Drug Benefits Persist with Local Treatment (MedPage Today, 12/1/12)

November 2012

November 29, 2012
Tumor tracking technique may improve outcomes for patients with lung cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor)

November 27, 2012
Researchers find evidence of ‘chemo brain’ (NBC Nightly News)

November 26, 2012
Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet (US News & World Report)

November 26, 2012
Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded (ABC News)

November 20, 2012
Smokers, Nonsmokers Alike Urged to Learn About Lung Cancer (US News & World Report)

November 15, 2012
Five Things to Know About Lung Cancer (

November 15, 2012
Lung Cancer Lags in Research Funding (The Orange County Register)

November 15, 2012
Smokeout Day 2012: Realities Behind the New Numbers (Huffington Post)

November 13, 2012
Lung Cancer Odds Better with Gene Test (San Francisco Chronicle)

November 12, 2012
Misunderstanding Chemo (The New York Times)

November 11, 2012
Gene Variations Linked to Lung Cancer Susceptibility in Asian Women (NIH News)

November 9, 2012
Lung Cancer Awareness Month: What We Can Learn From Celebrities Touched By The Disease (Huffington Post)

November 9, 2012
Lung Cancer Awareness Highlights Dangers Of Radon Gas (The Daily Tribune News)

November 8, 2012
Radon, The Second Leading Cause Of Lung Cancer After Smoking (The Sacramento Bee)

November 8, 2012
Great American Smokeout: November 15 (UPI)

November 2, 2012
Veterans Not Told of Lung Cancer Risk (WISHTV)

November 2, 2012
Toxicity Shuts Down Avastin Trial in NSCLC (MedPage Today)

October 2012

October 29, 2012
Advanced Lung Cancer Patients Likely to Misunderstand Treatment (Los Angeles Times)

October 29, 2012
Platinum Doublet Effective in NSCLC (MedPage Today)

October 26, 2012
Metformin May Boost Lung Cancer Survival (MedPage Today)

October 25, 2012
Most patients with incurable cancer still think they'll survive, study finds (CBS News)

October 23, 2012
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School (Information Week)

October 17, 2012
Lilly's Alimta Approved in Continuation Maintenance for a Type of Lung Cancer (Fox Business)

October 12, 2012
US FDA Approves Celgene's Abraxane for lung cancer (Chicago Tribune)

October 11, 2012
With Lung Cancer, Quitters Do Better Than Smokers (Reuters)

October 10, 2012
New Breath Rest Could Diagnose Chronic Disease and Cancer (CBS This Morning)

October 10, 2012
Blood Test May Spot Rare Lung Cancer: Marker in plasma rises when asbestos-linked mesothelioma is present, study says (US News & World Report)

October 9, 2012
10 Breast Cancer Myths - Busted (Parade)

October 8, 2012
Scientists Link Gene to Lower Risk of Lung Cancer: Inflammation may be a disease factor, researcher says (HealthDay News)

October 5, 2012
PET predicts lung cancer survival, may help individualize treatment (HealthImaging)

October 2, 2012
Cancer treatment speeded by genome superhighway (Reuters)

October 1, 2012
Breakthrough in Understanding Lung Cancer Vulnerabilities Points the Way to New Targeted Therapy (Science Daily)

September 2012

September 30, 2012
Pfizer Lung Cancer Drug Doubles Benefit, Researchers Say (Bloomberg)

September 25, 2012
Seeking Cures, Patients Enlist Mice Stand-Ins (The New York Times)

September 21, 2012 
Launching a new war on cancer (CNN)

September 21, 2012
Nation’s largest cancer hospital, in Texas, plans ‘moonshot’ against 8 forms of the disease (The Washington Post)

September 20, 2012
House Approves Cancer Bill (New Jersey Today)

September 14, 2012
Genomic Landscape of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Smokers and Never-Smokers (Cell)

September 13, 2012
Studies offer ‘panoramic view’ of lung cancer--Three genome-sequencing trials may help to revamp treatments for the world’s most deadly cancer (Nature)

September 13, 2012
Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations (EarthTimes)

September 10, 2012
Matthew Meyerson discusses TCGA lung squamous cell cancer study (NCI’s Benchmarks)

September 9, 2012
Cancer Study Points to Tighter Pairing of Drugs and Patients (The New York Times)

September 6, 2012
Lilly: Alimta regimen didn't meet goal in study (CBS News)

September 5, 2012
Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role (The New York Times)

September 5, 2012 
HER2 amplification: a potential mechanism of acquired resistance to EGFR inhibition in EGFR mutant lung cancers that lack the second-site EGFR T790M mutation (Cancer Discovery)

August 2012

August 31, 2012
Risk of lung cancer associated with domestic use of coal in Xuanwei, China (BMJ)

August 27, 2012
VA to try 'phased' approach to lung cancer CT screening (DOTmed news)

August 24, 2012
U.S. appeals court rejects graphic anti-smoking warnings (Los Angeles Times)

August 24, 2012
Lilly wins appeal upholding patent For Alimta cancer drug (Bloomberg)

August 22, 2012
Underfunded, undertreated: Lung cancer in nonsmokers on the rise (Chicago Tribune)

August 20, 2012
Risk tool may ID patients for CT lung scans (medpage Today)

August 20, 2012
Physicians face multiple challenges in combating cancer disparities (American Medical News)

August 17, 2012
Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously thought (CBC News)

August 7, 2012
How chemotherapy may trigger tumors’ resistance (Time)

August 2, 2012
Six hospitals join CoC ProvenCare Lung Cancer Collaborative (News Medical)

July 2012

July 29, 2012
'Greyjing'? Air pollution fouls Beijing's name (Chicago Tribune)

July 25, 2012
The anxiety of waiting for test results (New York Times)

July 11, 2012
Heavy smokers should get annual CT screening, thoracic surgeons say (American Medical News)

July 9, 2012
Firms test nanotechnology to deliver cancer drugs (The Boston Globe)

July 9, 2012
Radon budget cuts will hurt Utah, state warns (The Salt Lake Tribune)

July 9, 2012
Memphis researcher gets $3 million for lung cancer study (The Commercial Appeal)

July 5, 2012
Women more likely to die of lung cancer (Irish Examiner)

June 2012

June 27, 2012
Women's lung cancer deaths up in parts of U.S.: study (Chicago Tribune)

June 21, 2012
Science lacking on 9/11 and cancer, experts say (USA Today)

June 19, 2012
Pfizer says lung cancer drug meets study goal (Bloomberg)

June 16, 2012
EPA proposes more stringent soot rules (Los Angeles Times)

June 15, 2012
Secondhand smoke tied to more health effects (Fox News)

June 13, 2012
Benefits and Harms of CT Screening for Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review (The Journal of the American Medical Association)

June 12, 2012
W.H.O. Declares Diesel Fumes Cause Lung Cancer (The New York Times)

June 8, 2012 
Sept. 11 Health Fund Given Clearance to Cover Cancer (The New York Times)

June 6, 2012
Antibody alarm call rouses immune response to cancer (Nature)

June 6, 2012
Calif. voters split on tax targeted by Big Tobacco (USA Today)

June 4, 2012
Bristol Immune Drug Success in Cancer May Spur Industry Race (Business Week)

June 4, 2012
Boehringer plans to challenge lung cancer drugs (Reuters)

June 2, 2012
Experimental drug trains immune system to shrink tumors (ABC News)

May 2012

May 24, 2012
CDC: States make billions from tobacco taxes and lawsuits, but spend little on smoking prevention (CBS News)

May 23, 2012
NCCN 17th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Quality Cancer Care (OncLive)

May 23, 2012
Chemo-Radiation Combo Extends NSCLC Survival (MedPage)

May 22, 2012
Bayer, Onyx cancer drug fails in late-stage study (Associated Press)

May 20, 2012
Lung cancer screening guidelines updated (USA Today)

May 9, 2012
Doctors troubled by rise in lung cancer in non-smokers (CTV Edmonton)

May 7, 2012
Ricky Gervais and Alex Ferguson lead lung cancer awareness campaign (Metro)

May 5, 2012
Women who don't smoke can still get lung cancer (Chicago Tribune)

May 4, 2012
Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated (US News & World Report)

April 2012

April 25, 2012
Air Pollution Endangers 41 Percent of Americans, Lung Association Report Finds (National Journal)

April 24, 2012
The 'Hispanic paradox': Latinos and lung cancer (LA Times)

April 23, 2012
Aspirin tied to lower lung cancer risk in women: study (Reuters)

April 17, 2012
Avastin Fails to Help Older Lung-Cancer Patients in Study (Bloomberg)

April 13, 2012
Lung Cancer Rates in Women Are 'Rising' (The Independent)

April 11, 2012
Lung Cancer Stigma Compromises Care, Study Says (CTV News)

April 10, 2012
Analysis Finds Lung Cancer Screening Worthwhile For Longtime Smokers (NPR)

April 9, 2012
An Actuarial Analysis Shows That Offering Lung Cancer Screening as an Insurance Benefit Would Save Lives At Relatively Low Cost (Health Affairs)

April 8, 2012
Federal Health Officials Encouraged by Response to Anti-Smoking Ads (Las Vegas Review-Journal) 

April 8, 2012
Why Joe Camel and Youth-Targeted Tobacco Ads Should Be Banned (Culture Map Austin)

March 2012

March 28, 2012
Lung Cancer Advances Drive Better Prognosis (Toronto Star)

March 28, 2012
Quality of Life Tied to Lung Cancer Survival (Reuters)

March 28, 2012
The Radon Threat Is Still With Us (New York Times)

March  27, 2012
Old Age Affects Advanced-Stage Cancer Diagnoses Differently (Medscape)

March 26, 2012
Lower Dosage CT-guided Lung Biopsy May Reduce Overall Lung Cancer Deaths (Diagnostic Imaging)

March 25, 2012
ASCO: Integrate Palliative Care into Standard Oncology Care (Oncology News)

March 29, 2012
UK Asbestos Ruling Clears Way for Insurer Payouts (ABC News Australia)

March 22, 2012 
Lung Cancer Screening Programme Trial for Scotland (BBC)

March 23, 2012 
Stigma Linked to Depression Among Lung Cancer Patients (Medical Xpress)

March 22, 2012 
NCCN Reaffirms Lung Cancer Screening of Heavy Smokers (Family Practice News)

March 20, 2012
Studies Link Daily Doses of Aspirin to Reduced Risk of Cancer (New York Times)

March 19, 2012
Early Lung Cancer Screenings for Smokers Leave More Questions (USA Today)

March 15, 2012
Study: Smoking Laws Prevented 800,000 Lung Cancer Deaths (Chicago Tribune)

March 8, 2012
Cancer Scans May Give False Picture of Genes Driving Disease (Bloomberg)

March 5, 2012
Lung Cancer Risk Increases with Diesel Exhaust Exposure
(CBS News)

February 2012

February 29, 2012
HIV as an Independent Risk Factor for Incident Lung Cancer (AIDS online)

February 29, 2012
U.S. Judge Strikes Down F.D.A. Cigarette Labels (NY Times)

February 27, 2012 
Drug May Be Near for Cancer's Companion Condition Cachexia (Los Angeles Times)

February 23, 2012 
Cancer-Drug Shortages Targeted by Stopgap U.S. Approvals
(San Francisco Chronicle)

February 23, 2012 
New Drug Helps Patients Survive Lung Cancer
(KABC-TV Los Angeles)

February 23, 2012 
Longer Cancer Referral Times for Young, Women and Ethnic Minorities
(BBC News)

February 21, 2012
A Novel Classification of Lung Cancer into Molecular Subtypes
(PLoS One)

February 15, 2012 
Roche Warns of Counterfeit Cancer Drug in US
(Boston Globe)

February 13, 2012
Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study
(US News & World Report)

February 8, 2012 
9/11 First Responders See Cancer Rates Triple
(Huffington Post)

February 6, 2012 
ASCO: Why Cancer Care and Palliative Care Should Be Combined
(Wall Street Journal)

February 6, 2012 
American Society of Clinical Oncology Provisional Clinical Opinion: The Integration of Palliative Care into Standard Oncology Care
(Journal of Clinical Oncology)

January 2012

January 27, 2012 
Gene Test May Aid Early-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
(San Francisco Chronicle)

January 27, 2012
‘Desperate Housewives' Kathryn Joosten talks Lung Cancer, and how to fight back

January 23, 2012
Smokers with Cancer Benefit from Quitting, but Need Extra Help (Harvard Health Journal)

January 13, 2012
Cancer Treatment:  Are Personalized Molecular Profiles in Our Future? (PBS Newshour)

January 12, 2012
Generalizing Lung-Cancer Screening Results (New England Journal of Medicine)

January 12, 2012
Federal Radon Action Plan--Federal Partners Release Scorecard: An Early Look  (EPA)

January 11, 2012
Local Health Officials Warn About Radon: The gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States: western geology can cause elevated levels (Denver Post)

January 11, 2012
Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer (US News & World Report)

January 10, 2012
Mixed News on Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer (US News & World Report)

January 9, 2012
Researchers Look at Genomes of Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer (US Dept of Health & Human Services)

January 9, 2012
Anti-Estrogen Treatment Shrank Lung Tumors in Mice (US News & World Report)

January 4, 2012
Fewer Americans Dying of Cancer, American Cancer Society Says (CBS News)

January 3, 2012
Chris Draft, NFL Retiree, Buries Wife One Month After Wedding, Sheds Light On Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers (Huffington Post)

December 2011

December 31, 2011
Health Experts Warn of 'Silent Killer' ... Radon  (Connecticut Post)

December 30, 2011
New Illinois Law Will Let Tenants Get Information on Radon Testing in Homes   (Chicago Tribune)

December 27, 2011
Breath Test Accurately Detects Lung Cancer Better Than 80 Percent (Today’s THV)

December 22, 2011
EPA to Crack Down on Dirty Power Plants:  Long overdue national standards rein in the largest remaining source of uncontrolled toxic pollution in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report/AP)

December 21, 2011 
NCI's Varmus Changes the Metaphor: There Is No War on 'Cancer' (Medscape)

December 20, 2011
Developing Lung Cancer Screening Strategies (daily Rx)

December 11, 2012 
The Ferrari of Cancer Treatments: New Radiotherapy Machine Which Can Destroy Brain Tumours... and Even Restore Sight (Daily Mail)

December 7, 2011 
Targeted Drugs, Lung Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011 (USA Today)

December 1, 2011 
WellPoint to Cover Lung CT Scan for Heavy Smokers (Wall Street Journal)

November 2011

November 14, 2011
Kathryn Joosten Speaks Out About Lung Cancer Profiles; ‘Desperate’ to Share Her Personal Lung Cancer Story to Help Others

November 7, 2011
ASCO Releases Blueprint for Cancer Research in Next Decade (CancerProgress.Net)

November 4, 2011
FDA Officials Hail Increased Drug Approvals (New York Times)

October 2011

October 26, 2011
Study: Lung Cancer X-Ray Screenings Have No Benefit  (CBS News)

September 2011

September 24, 2011
Avastin and pemetrexed combination gives lung cancer patients significantly more time without their disease progressing

September 20, 2011

American Association for Cancer Research Calls on Congress to Provide Critical Funding Increases for Life-saving Research Supported by the NIH and NCI

June 2011

June 29, 2011

Reduced Lung Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose Computed Tomographic Screening (New England Journal of Medicine)

See LUNGevity's response to this study:

LUNGevity Applauds Results of Nationwide Study

June 3, 2011

Tarceva nearly doubles the time patients with a distinct type of lung cancer live without their disease getting worse (Reuters)

May 2011

May 24, 2011

Pfizer Oncology Launches "Cancer: It's Personal"

May 18, 2011

MetMAb in Combination with Tarceva Doubled the Time People with Lung Cancer Lived without Their Disease Getting Worse (Genentech press release)

May 18, 2011

Pfizer lung cancer drug shows survival benefit (Reuters)

March 2011

March 23, 2011

Lung Cancer Evolves With Treatment, Study Finds:Genetic changes in response to therapy may cause some tumors to become drug-resistant (U.S. News and World Report)

January 2011

January 25, 2011

Can You Guess What’s Holding Back U.S. Longevity? (Wall Street Journal)

January 3, 2011

Blood test to spot cancer gets big boost from J&J (Wall Street Journal)

December 2010

December 17, 2010

Australian Docs Claim Breakthrough in Lung Cancer Cure (TopNews)

December 15, 2010

Gene linked to some smokers' lung cancer (Science News)

December 15, 2010

New Treatment Targets Gene in Difficult Lung Cancers (My Health News Daily)

October 2010

October 11, 2010

Erlotinib Trumps Chemo in Advanced NSCLC With EGFR Mutations (Internal Medicine News)

October 10, 2010

New Pfizer drug may add to mix in lung cancer war (Reuters)

October 7, 2010

Cheek Swab May Detect Lung Cancer (U.S. News and World Report)

October 6, 2010

NIH awards New Innovator grant for lung function CT program (

October 5, 2010

Women and Lung Cancer: A 21st Century Epidemic (EmpowHER)

October 5, 2010

Many New Lung Cancer Drugs Expected This Decade (RTT News)

September 2010

September 10, 2010

Reprogramming Cancer Cells (CBS Evening News)

September 2, 2010

Diabetes drug may keep lung cancer at bay (Reuters)

August 2010

August 24, 2010

Pfizer's Sutent Fails to Improve Survival in Lung Cancer Patients (FOX Business)

August 18, 2010

Palliative Care Extends Life, Study Finds (New York Times)

August 13, 2010

Estrogen-only therapy may not up lung cancer deaths (Reuters)

August 4, 2010

Biotechs See Promise in Viral Treatments Cancer (Wall Street Journal)

August 3, 2010

Bobby Hebb, signer of '66 hit 'Sunny' dies at 72 (

July 2010

July 21, 2010

New Treatment Helping Woman Beat Rare Cancer (WCVB-TV5, Boston, MA)

July 20, 2010

Avastin Largely Safe for Patients with Type of Advanced Lung Cancer (U.S. News and World Report)

July 19, 2010

Testing for Lung Cancer Genes (NY Times)

July 15, 2010

20% of Women with Lung Cancer Don't Smoke (KDKA, Pittsburgh, PA)

July 12, 2010

Blame's Net Catches Lung Cancer Patients (NY Times)

July 9, 2010

Merck KGaA Seeks Second Cancer Vaccine in BB Biotech Vaximm Joint Venture (Bloomberg)

June 2010

June 7, 2010

Pill shrinks some lung cancer (WebMD)

Crizotinib shows great promise in non-smokers' lung cancer (USA Today)

Abraxis' Abraxane meets cancer study goal (Business Week)

Pfizer Drug Shows Promise in Lung Cancer with a Genetic Twist (Wall Street Journal)

June 6, 2010

Many Cancer Drugs, Hardly Any Breakthroughs (Forbes)

June 4, 2010

Researchers test lung cancer vaccine (WAVYTV, Portsmouth, VA)

June 2, 2010

WHO predicts 21 million annual cancer cases by 2030 (