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In 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked the approval of Xalkori (crizotinib) to treat a specific type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Since its approval, side effects have been discovered.
Cancer remains primarily a disease of the elderly. Aging also increases the incidence of other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. A new study looked at how other health issues impact cancer survival.
We wouldn’t be where we are today in the fight against cancer without radiology. This medical discipline helps to diagnose cancer with imaging studies and treat cancer with radiation therapy that kills cancer cells. Now radiology is getting a day of recognition.
Not long ago, scientists declared that diesel fumes were cancer-causing and linked to lung cancer. An international body has now gone a step further in classifying outdoor air pollution.
One of the frustrating facts about cancer is that doctors can’t tell if it’s going to come back after treatment. This may be changing, though, for lung cancer. An imaging technology has been found to be able to predict who may need more treatment.