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Date:11/13/2008

the future of treatment in lung cancer," lead author Dr. Edward Kim, an assistant professor in the department of thoracic/head and neck medical oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said in a news release. "Blocking more key cancer pathways such as the epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial growth factor may lead to improved cancer control."

In 2008, about 215,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 161,840 people will die from the disease, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

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The American Cancer Society has more about non-small cell lung cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, news releases, Nov. 13, 2008


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