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Postoperative radiation therapy improves overall survival in resected NSCLC

Patients with non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) that received postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) lived an average of 4 months longer, when compared with patients who had the same disease progression and treatment criteria.

Circulating tumor cells can reveal cancer sooner than imaging tests

Circulating tumor cells can be detected well before the cancer becomes detectable on computed tomography (CT), according to new research, opening the possibility of early eradication of the primary cancer site.

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) effective for inoperable early stage lung cancer

Excellent long-term, local control for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients is possible, according to a review of data from an institutional patient registry on stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).

AHA: Even with weight gain, smoking cessation ups survival

AHA: Even with weight gain, smoking cessation ups survival

Research indicates smoking cessation boosts survival, even if there has been a weight gain.

Female nonsmokers exposed to passive smoking >30 years have increased risk of lung cancer

Female nonsmokers exposed to passive smoking >30 years have increased risk of lung cancer

Women who are exposed to smoking in the home for greater than 30 years have an increased risk for developing lung cancer.

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