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Identifying altered genes in lung cancer tumors and using this treatment to target therapy for treating the disease has transformed the approach of cancer treatment. A new study describes testing lung tumors on a national scale, not only to identify the cancer but also for several different genetic mutations...
Individuals who are trying to quit smoking are more likely to do so with the popular e-cigarette than via other methods such as the nicotine patch or chewing gum, says an article published by Reuters. Though e-cigarettes usually contain nicotine, e-cigarettes are said to be a much safer alternative to...
The New York Times reports on two studies published in NEJM that have looked at two different drugs that may help slow the decline of people with fatal lung disease. The first study tested the effect of perfenidone, made by InterMune, on patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis while the second study...