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  • The agency, which has faced criticism for moving slowly and cautiously while reviewing new medicines, is also soon expected to rapidly approve another treatment paired with a genetic test, a lung-cancer therapy from Pfizer Inc. called crizotinib.

    Guided By Genes, Shrinking Cancer

  • Lussier, a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago who wasn't associated with the study but co-authored a commentary on it in Science Translational Medicine, said the result in the lung-cancer case wasn't impressive enough for a doctor to prescribe the drug, but was impressive enough to be improved upon and studied further.''

    Researchers Show Gains in Finding Reusable Drugs

  • That's when stage 4 lung-cancer patient Stephanie Forrester, played by Susan Flannery, and several actual lung-cancer survivors — including Desperate Housewives star Kathryn Joosten and Chinese opera diva Zheng Cao — will attempt an intervention to convince Nick Jack Wagner that he needs to deal with his addiction to cigar smoking.

    Susan Flannery Talks The Bold and the Beautiful's Scary Cancer Plot and Her Future

  • In the bowel-disease study, the drug reduced symptoms, and in the lung-cancer paper, the drug was found to slow tumor growth.

    Researchers Show Gains in Finding Reusable Drugs

  • Novocure's product is currently being studied in a different clinical trial in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients in addition to standard treatments as well as in non-small cell lung-cancer patients.

    FDA Panel Backs Experimental Brain-Cancer-Treatment Device

  • Researchers have been waiting for a similar drop in lung-cancer deaths among women, which was shown in the latest cancer report.

    Lung-Cancer Death Rate Improves for Women

  • The overall cancer-death rate has declined by an average of 1.6% per year from 2003 to 2007, the most recent year available in the report, including a 2.5% drop in lung-cancer deaths among men and a 0.9% decline in women.

    Lung-Cancer Death Rate Improves for Women

  • These back-to-back episodes find stage 4 lung-cancer victim Stephanie Forrester Susan Flannery roaming L.A.'s Skid Row in search of a young woman who has possession of her heirloom scarf.

    Daytime Emmy Watch: Handicapping the Best Soap Nominations

  • A decline in overall cancer deaths began in the early 1990s and was partly attributed to a decrease in the number of lung-cancer deaths among men.

    Lung-Cancer Death Rate Improves for Women

  • Dr. Perez-Soler, who specializes in lung cancer, said more lung-cancer patients benefit from the drug than die from it.

    Study Links Cancer Drug to Dangerous Side Effects


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