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August 18, 2005

Indoor Air Pollution and Lung Cancer Risk

While uncommon in developed nations, heating and cooking indoors with solid fuels contributes to an increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to the results of a multicenter study. (Reuters)

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August 17, 2005

Vassar Clements Dies of Lung Cancer

Vassar Clements, a fiddle virtuoso and A-list studio musician who played with Paul McCartney and an array of others, died at his Nashville home Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer, his daughter said. (Hartford Courant)

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August 16, 2005

'I Survived Stage 4 Lung Cancer'

I knew nothing about lung cancer, operations or metastasis. Why would I? What I did know was what their expressions told me: My circumstances were grim.

It struck me like a thunderbolt. I had lung cancer, and it might just kill me. (Palm Beach Post)

Posted by news editor at 06:05 AM

August 15, 2005

Lung Cancer a Threat to Women, Smokers or Not

Most people think of lung cancer as a male disease. Unfortunately, American women are catching up. I was surprised when I learned that I was one of them. (Miami Herald)

Posted by news editor at 04:43 AM

August 13, 2005

CT Scan for Lung Cancer

If a simple, painless test can find the world's deadliest cancer when it is smaller than a pea - and such a test does indeed exist - shouldn't people who are most at risk have one? Surprisingly, the federal government, American Cancer Society and a raft of cancer specialists say the answer is "no." (

Posted by news editor at 10:13 AM

Peter Jennings Named to Order of Canada

As he was nearing the end of his battle with lung cancer, Peter Jennings got news that had to make him proud ... Jennings was named to the Order of Canada. It's the country's highest civilian honor. (KRON4)

Posted by news editor at 04:39 AM

New Diagnostic Machine Detects Lung Cancer Early

A city hospital is using a diagnostic machine that a doctor says can detect lung cancer earlier and more reliably ... Columbus Regional Hospital is one of five places in the country to use the SuperDimension Bronchus System, approved by Food and Drug Administration in November 2004, hospital officials said. (News Sentinel)

Posted by news editor at 04:14 AM

NCI Announces Plan to Fight Lung Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) today announced an integrated effort to reduce the suffering and death due to lung cancer by 2015. Each year, 160,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lung cancer, making it the number one cause of cancer deaths in this country. This initiative further supports the NCI mission to reduce the suffering and death due to all cancers by 2015. ( National Cancer Institute)

Posted by news editor at 03:37 AM

Lung Cancer Comes Out of the Closet

Lung cancer is finally emerging from a big, and very confining, closet. The willingness of Peter Jennings and Dana Reeve to go public with their personal stories deserves far more than admiration and sympathy. It should stimulate a tsunami-scale effort to alert and educate millions of us to become more aware of the impact of this disease. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Posted by news editor at 01:40 AM

August 12, 2005

KFC and Pizza Hut Go Smoke Free

In the spirit of "no good deed should go unpunished," let us reflect together upon the oddness of the announcement Thursday by Yum Brands Inc. (no, I did not make that name up) that they plan to make their KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants smoke-free. (MSNBC)

Posted by news editor at 11:57 PM