NCHR Comments on FDA’s Notice on the Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application for Copenhagen Snuff Fine Cut – January 21, 2020. We strongly oppose the approval of the modified risk application for Copenhagen Snuff Fine Cut with the claim “IF YOU SMOKE, CONSIDER THIS: Switching completely to this product from cigarettes reduces risk of lung cancer.” This claim may encourage non-smokers to begin using tobacco. Using smokeless tobacco increases the risk of serious health issues.
Immunotherapy for Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – Immunotherapy, when combined with chemotherapy, provides the potential to increase treatment success and help those with advanced lung cancer live longer. These early studies show promising results for immunotherapy usage soon after lung cancer diagnosis, and discuss the side effects should this treatment be considered.
Could a Common and Inexpensive Heart Medicine (Beta-Blockers) Help Cancer Patients Live Longer? – Doctors and researchers noticed that when cancer patients took beta-blockers because of their heart disease, they tended to live longer than other cancer patients. They decided to study whether beta-blockers significantly improve survival for several different types of cancer.
Palliative Care and Pain Management for Lung Cancer and Other Serious Illness – A study published in the highly respected New England Journal of Medicine shows that palliative care, which helps manage symptoms and control pain, is a very effective addition to standard cancer treatment for people with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer
Lung cancer is a women’s health issue – Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Learn more about how to prevent, detect, and treat lung cancer.
Can Taking Fish Oil Supplements Help Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy? – Research shows that taking fish oil supplements can help lung cancer patients respond better to and experience less side effects from chemotherapy.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Lung Cancer – More than half of all people with lung cancer have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Could testing for COPD be a way of catching lung cancer earlier?
Lung Cancer and African Americans – For years, doctors and medical researchers have been puzzled by the fact that African-Americans are more likely to die from lung cancer than people of any other race or ethnicity, although they are not more likely to smoke. How could this be?