Published on: October 14, 2020
About 20% of people who die from lung cancer in the United States every year have never smoked or used any form of tobacco. Here’s what we know about why some people who don't smoke get lung cancer.
Published on: November 25, 2019
It’s been more than 7 years since Ward was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that starts in the lining of the chest. The main risk factor is breathing in asbestos, often in workplaces such as mines. But Ward spent her career as a nurse working in hospitals and doctors’ offices.
Published on: October 21, 2019
Radon is a key cause of lung cancer, and it could be lurking undetected in your home. Testing is easy and inexpensive, and it could help protect you and your family.
Published on: March 19, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) for the treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
Published on: November 28, 2018
For the second time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat tumors with a specific genetic change regardless of the type of cancer. Vitrakvi (larotrectinib) is for adults and children with solid tumors that test positive for NTRK genes, which can help cancerous tumors grow.
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