Lung cancer can start in the windpipe (trachea), the main airway (bronchus) or the lung tissue. Find out about symptoms, risk factors and causes of lung cancer, diagnostic tests, treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological therapy, likely outcome (prognosis), research and how to cope with lung cancer, including managing breathlessness.
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- 1 May 2013
- Press release: Scientists develop simple blood test to track tumour evolution in cancer patients
- Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way of looking at how tumours evolve in real-time and develop drug re...
- 7 Apr 2013
- News: Lung cancer will kill more European women than breast cancer by 2015
- Lung cancer will overtake breast cancer as the biggest killer of European women within the next two to three years, rese...
- 13 Feb 2013
- News: Detecting cancer early – the second NAEDI Conference
- Diagnosing a cancer early is one of the factors that can make the biggest difference in its successful treatment. Launch…
- 1 May 2013
- News: Watching cancers evolve using ‘liquid biopsies’
- Sometimes it feels like cancer research is progressing at a dizzying speed. Just last year, we reported how Cancer Resea…
- 8 Apr 2013
- News: Expert Opinion – The challenges of lung cancer
- One of our leading experts in lung cancer, Professor Dean Fennell, shares his thoughts on this devastating disease. Lung…
- 4 Apr 2013
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