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Drug Gets ‘Personal’ With Lung Cancer

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Paula Hart was just 46 when she starting having shortness of breath, along with a nagging cough and intermittent pain in her left shoulder. After a trip to the emergency room in her hometown of Evansville, Ind., and a series of additional tests, doctors finally diagnosed Hart with non-small cell lung cancer. The cancer was […]

Targeting Lung Cancer in Never-smokers

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and between 10 percent and 15 percent of new cases arise in never-smokers. Never-smokers – as well as individuals of East-Asian ethnicity and those with adenocarcinoma tumors – appear more likely to respond to certain targeted therapies. William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Fudan […]