Posts Tagged ‘ New England Journal of Medicine ’

Posted on February 8th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Low-Dose CT Scan Shows Promise for Lung Cancer Detection

Lung Cancer Illustration

While smoking still remains the largest risk factor for lung cancer, there are other environmental causes. In about 10% to 15% of the cases, there is no particular toxin link (never a smoker/light smoker lung cancers). In Texas, 18.5% of the adult population — over 3,257,000 individuals — are current cigarette smokers. Texas ranks 27th among […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Star Wars: Attack of the T Cells, A New Hope for Leukemia Treatment

This week, a new technique to fight chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL) has shown lots of promise. The study has received an enormous amount of publicity with some touting it as “amazing,” and the “greatest breakthrough in a decade.” But how does this new technique work and what does it mean for cancer patients and their […]

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