Lung cancer is strongly related to smoking. Cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, of which 43 are carcinogenic (cancer-causing). These carcinogenic compounds include carbon monoxide, tar, nicotine, arsenic, formaldehyde, etc. EzineArticles.com
The invasive and costly procedure of inserting an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) does not benefit cancer patients who are being treated with the anticoagulation medication fondaparinux (Arixtra®) for blood clots. These results were recently presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer.
Blood clots are the second most common cause of death among cancer news.cancerconnect.com
For elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), treatment with a combination of two chemotherapy drugs results in better overall survival than treatment with single-agent chemotherapy. The results of this Phase III clinical trial were published in The Lancet.
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Non–small cell news.cancerconnect.com
The targeted agent Tarceva® (erlotinib) nearly doubles progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy when used as initial treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer that contains an EGFR gene mutation. These results were recently presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer.
As cancer research has evolved, it’s become apparent that the specific characteristics of a news.cancerconnect.com
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