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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

Lung cancer screening only for some smokers, ages

An influential group of government advisers has endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time — but not for everybody. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is proposing annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, for certain current and former smokers. Full story

Europe backs new dual-action Novartis lung drug

LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis won an important endorsement of its new inhaled medicine for chronic lung disease on Friday when European regulators recommended approval of Ultibro Breezhaler. Full story

Lung cancer screening most useful in high-risk people

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using low-dose CT scans to screen high-risk patients for lung tumors is far more effective at preventing lung cancer deaths than scanning those at low risk, according to a new analysis of over 53,000 volunteers. Full story

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

Girl who got new lungs in Pa. has pneumonia

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who had a pair of adult-lung transplants after her parents sued to change national rules regarding organ donations has developed pneumonia in her right lung, which her mother described on Monday as "a large setback." Full story

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  Dying girl receives two sets of lungs after national debate

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, is still in the hospital this weekend with another surgery scheduled Monday, after enduring two different lung transplants. Sarah’s parents fought a court battle earlier this month to move her off a children’s waiting list and allow her to receive a set of adult lungs instead. N

  Girl recovers after second lung transplant

Sarah Murnaghan, whose parents fought a court battle to move her off a children’s waiting list for the lungs she desperately needed, has now received a second pair of lungs after the first ones failed. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

  Girl, 6, ‘extremely critical’ post-heart transplant

Ann and Ed Bartlinski already had eight children at home when they adopted Teresa, then 3, from China, who needed urgent help due to heart and lung issues. Teresa is now in “extremely critical” condition after a heart transplant last week, but her parents say she’s “a fighter.” NBC’s Tom Costello re

  Pa. girl recovering after high-profile lung transplant

10-year-old girl is recovering from surgery after her battle to receive adult lungs made national news. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.

  Girl, 10, has ‘flawless’ lung transplant surgery

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, whose parents fought for her spot on the adult transplant list as her lungs failed from cystic fibrosis, underwent the transplant Wednesday. The surgical team reported the procedure was “perfectly executed.” NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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