National Cancer Institute
A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Cancer Institute estimates that this year alone there will be 232,340 new cases of breast cancer in women and 2,240 new cases of breast cancer in men. Help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer by signing up for The Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 19th and going out to support those participating in the Komen 3-day on Nov 1-3rd. For more information go to Komen-Dallas.org or The3Day.org. And to find out if you are eligible for a free mammogram at the YWCA please go to YWCADallas.org.
Texas is among the states, in the west, leading a national decline in the rate of new lung cancer cases.
The West is leading a national decline in the rate of new lung cancer cases, with states like California and Nevada accounting for much of the improvement, particularly among women.
A new study is raising questions about the current government recommendations determining when women should get breast cancer screenings.
A special type of CT scan can detect lung cancer early enough to save some lives, the National Cancer Institute announced Thursday.