A decades-old medical mystery - why antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene seemed to accelerate the growth of early lung tumors in high-risk populations such as smokers, rather than protect them from cancer, as theory suggests - may ha
A Pfizer lung cancer drug appears to be a highly effective treatment for children with a rare but aggressive type of lymphoma and other cancers, according to data from an early stage study released on Wednesday.
Women who took aspirin at least a couple of times a week had a much lower risk of developing lung cancer, whether or not they ever smoked, according to a study of more than a thousand Asian women.
Fewer than 1.3 million people will die from cancer in Europe this year as death rates from the disease fall, researchers said on Wednesday, except that more women are dying of lung cancer in every country except Britain.
The downward trend
A drug being developed by Pfizer known as PF-299 has shown an ability to prevent lung cancer getting worse when given as a first-line treatment to patients with advanced disease in a small study.
Nearly 85 per cent of patients whose cancer
A drug approved to treat a range of conditions may also work to prevent lung cancer in people who have given up smoking, US researchers reported.
The drug, called iloprost, is approved in inhaled forms to treat pulmonary hypertension, when
Transgene is close to a worldwide partnership deal for lung cancer vaccine TG4010, bringing the French research-based biotechnology company nearer its goal of becoming a biopharmaceutical group by 2016.
Chief executive Philippe Archinard t
Adding a little extra chemotherapy after finishing the initial course helped advanced lung cancer patients live longer without having their tumors grow or come back, researchers reported.
Patients with advanced lung cancer who took Eli Lil