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Yale: Conventional surgery better for some lung cancer patients

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Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. […] [Read More]
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Can arsenic in drinking water cause lung cancer?

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Mice exposed to low doses of arsenic in drinking water, similar to what some people might consume, developed lung cancer, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found. According to a release from NIH, arsenic levels in public drinking water cannot exceed 10 parts per billion, which is the standard set by the U.S. […] [Read More]
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Lung cancer screening at Yale-New Haven

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Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Yale Cancer Center will host a free lung cancer screening from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12.  The free screening will be held at Smilow Cancer Hospital in the Multi-Speciality Clinic, 4th floor, 20 York St., New Haven. Validated parking is available. The screening includes a low-dose […] [Read More]
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CVS to raise funds for lung cancer prevention

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CVS/pharmacy has announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the lung cancer. Funds raised through the campaign will benefit LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. From now through June 29, CVS/pharmacy customers in Connecticut will have the opportunity […] [Read More]
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Yale participating in national lung cancer trial

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Yale Cancer Center was among the first 19 sites on Monday that launched a multi-center clinical trial for patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer that progressed after initial treatment. The trial, called the Lung Cancer Master Protocol is a public-private collaboration that includes the National Cancer Institute, Friends of Cancer Research, cancer centers across […] [Read More]
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Lung Association: Fairfield County one of most polluted

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  Fairfield County has the worst ozone pollution in the state, and Bridgeport is part of one of the most polluted metro areas in the country. Those not-so-fun facts come from the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2014″ report, released today. the report shows that every single county in the state with an […] [Read More]

FDA approves new lung cancer drug

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a certain type of late-stage non-small cell lung cancer. According to a release from the FDA, Zykadia is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks proteins that promote the development of cancerous cells. It is intended for […] [Read More]
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It’s Radon Action Month — are you at risk?

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Did you know that January is National Radon Action Month? Well, in honor of that, the state Department of Public Health urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in […] [Read More]
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Lung cancer talk in Derby on Tuesday

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In recognition of The Great American Smokeout and Griffin Hospital’s new Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program, the hospital will host a free talk entitled “Lung Cancer: Know Your Risks, Know Your Options” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby. Presented by Pulmonary Specialist […] [Read More]

CDC launches frank “Tips from former smokers” campaign

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With the Food and Drug Administration still reeling from the recent ruling that declared its controversial cigarette labels unconstitutional, you wouldn’t think it would be the best time to launch another anti-smoking campaign that graphically depicts the consequences of lighting up. Well, the Centers for Disease Control an Prevention think it’s a swell time for […] [Read More]