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TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy has substantially extended survival for many people with lung cancer, two new studies report.
About 32 percent of non-small cell lung cancer patients who received chemoradiation therapy were still alive five years following treatment, a survival rate double that of previous estimates, according to results from a long-term clinical trial.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 -- A new "cancer pen" promises to help surgeons immediately detect and completely remove cancerous tumor tissue, without having to send samples off to a lab for testing while the patient languishes on the table.
The MasSpec Pen is a hand-held device that allows doctors to test in real-time whether tissue is cancerous or not, delivering results in about 10 seconds, researchers report.