Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Screening can ensure early detection of the disease—but although annual screening for lung cancer is recommended for high-risk individuals (such as current and past smokers), screening rates have remained low among eligible populations. Unfortunately, this means that lung
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Cancer fighting vaccines currently in use are of two types: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive cancer vaccines are aimed at cancer-causing viruses such human papillomavirus, which can cause a number of cancers, including cervical, anal, and penile. There are also several types of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines that guard against liver cancer.
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the top cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). However, recent advances in lung cancer treatment and an approval for annual screening of at-risk persons mean that patients with lung cancer have
Pembrolizumab, a drug that has already been proven to extend the lives of people with advanced melanoma has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced, non-small cell lung cancer. (Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for approximately 85 percent of all lung cancers.) The study, the