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Yearly Lung Cancer Scans Backed for Heavy Smokers

A government panel is now recommending annual CT scans for lung cancer for people at highest risk of the disease, a move that it says could reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer each year. Full story

Woman told she has 6 months to live gets married

   When doctors told Jen Bulick, 35, to prepare for the worst, she became determined to live the remainder of her life to the fullest. With the help of some generous strangers, she married the love of her life, Jeff Lang, in her dream wedding this past weekend. NBC’s Erica Hill reports.

FDA approves Boehringer drug for lung cancer

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it approved a new drug from Boehringer Ingelheim for patients with a genetic variant of advanced lung cancer. Full story

Why Peregrine Earnings Are Stuck in the Red

With minimal revenue, the outlook for Peregrine earnings turning profitable are still far in the future. Full story

Many cancer patients expect palliative care to cure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a survey of patients with terminal lung cancer, nearly two-thirds did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms would not cure their disease. Full story

NY congresswoman diagnosed with lung cancer: ‘I am a fighter’

New York Democrat Carolyn McCarthy has been diagnosed with a "treatable form" of lung cancer, she said Monday. Full story

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Representative McCarthy diagnosed with lung cancer

Immunotherapy is not just for melanoma anymore

FDA approves Roche diagnostic for gene mutation in lung cancer

Soy tied to better lung cancer survival among women

New Jersey residents' toenail clippings to be tested for carcinogen

Faster approval for new cancer drugs saving lives

Lung cancer scans suggested for older heavy smokers

Doctors call for end to 45 common medical tests

Heavy diesel exhaust linked to lung cancer


  Immunotherapy offers hope for some cancer patients

Immune therapy drugs work by coaxing white blood cells that usually fight bacteria and viruses to kill cancer cells. For now, the drugs usually work in only about 20 to 40 percent of patients and doctors can't yet predict which ones. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Longtime NBC News foreign correspondent dies

Tom Aspell. the veteran foreign correspondent for NBC News, has died following a two year battle with lung cancer. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.

  Remembering ‘Nightly News’ correspondent Tom Aspell

A veteran foreign correspondent for NBC News, Tom Aspell died Monday after a two-year battle with lung cancer. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Lung cancer study raises treatment hopes

Scientists sequenced the genes in 178 human lung tumors and found all sorts of unknown genetic mutations -- potentially opening doors to new targeted drug therapies. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Teen undergoes robotic lung cancer surgery

Teen is one of the first in the nation to undergo robotic lung cancer surgery. WTVJ's Diana Gonzalez reports.

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