A lung cancer screening technique promoted by some patient advocates leads to a false diagnosis of the disease in about 33 percent of patients after two annual tests, researchers said.
Women taking hormone drugs during or around menopause have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who wait five years, according to a study of more than 1.1 million British patients.
U.S. House Republicans’ pledge to cut $100 billion from the federal budget next year would slash spending for education, cancer research and aid to local police and firefighters.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s drug for a rare, often deadly form of cancer won the backing of U.S. advisers, while a similar treatment from Merck & Co. and Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. failed to gain support.
Lung cancer in women fell for the first time as the rate of all cancers in the U.S. declined from 2003 to 2007, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.