A recent study found that new solid lung nodules identified post-baseline may increase a patient’s risk of developing lung cancer. READ MORE

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Recent improvements in diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba helped pave the way for Americans to potentially benefit from a promising vaccine that could extend the lives of lung cancer patients and prevent the disease from forming in high-risk individuals. The vaccine, called CimaVax, targets cancerous tumors in the lungs to stop them from growing, according to Dr.

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Research in Review

Researchers conducted a literature review of multidisciplinary care programs to determine what effect they have on the outcomes of patients with lung cancer. 

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A study finding significant variation in the use of positron emission tomography scans, but no association between the number of scans and improved 2-year survival, suggests that the imaging technique might be overused in patients with lung and esophageal cancers. 

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New evidence has revealed that metformin, a popular diabetes medication thought to inhibit the progression of lung cancer, actually has a nonsignificant effect on mortality in patients with lung cancer. 

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Nodal upstaging after surgical intervention was found to be more common following open chest surgery approach to lobectomy for early-stage lung cancer compared with the closed-chest procedure known as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). 

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