New cancer rates in the United States have declined for the first time and the cancer death rate among men and women has continued to drop, according to an annual report on cancer published Tuesday in the Journal of the…
By PBS NewsHour
Researchers have identified 26 genes associated with lung cancer -- a finding that could lead to new ways to identify and treat the world's most common cancer.
Cancer death rates in the United States are dropping faster than ever, researchers reported Monday. After a closer look at the findings with NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer, medical experts outline some of the reasons behind the health trend.
A new study says early screening could save the lives of thousands of smokers. Despite the finding, some in the medical community question both the cost and accuracy of the test. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the findings.
By PBS NewsHour
ABC News anchor Peter Jennings, the only of the "Big Three" veteran network anchors not to have recently retired from the post, has been diagnosed with lung cancer but plans to keep working through chemotherapy treatment, the network said Tuesday.
Results from two promising, but small studies identified a genetic mutation present in some lung cancer patients that seems to make them more responsive to the drug Iressa, one of the few available treatments for the disease.
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