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Cancer; Discovery

Adaptive PULSAR radiation is helping us outsmart tumors, cancer

When it comes to radiotherapy, one size does not fit all. See how this new therapy may change cancer treatment for the better.

Discovery

Nonsurgical valve treatment provides relief for patients with severe emphysema

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction is a nonsurgical procedure that that can help patients with severe emphysema breathe easier. UT Southwestern's Dr. Muhhaned Abu-Hijleh helped develop the one-way valves and procedure that earned breakthrough device approval from the FDA in 2018.

Cancer

Lung cancer in young nonsmokers is on the rise: Uncovering the cause

U.S #lungcancer rates have declined for decades, except in one group: Young adults who never smoked. Jonathan Dowell, M.D., discusses what we know about the risks, as well as ongoing research to reveal more answers.

COVID; Cancer

No smoke & mirrors: Vaping increases COVID-19 risks in young adults

New research shows that vaping increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and serious complications. Explore the data and get help quitting – virtually.

Cancer; Discovery; Prevention

Precision medicine, immunotherapy drive largest single-year drop in cancer deaths

Cancer death rates have dropped nearly 30% since 1991, and more that 2% between 2016 and 2017 alone – the biggest one-year drop on record. The driver has been precision medicine, an approach that focuses on personalization and collaboration. Learn more now.

Cancer; Prevention

Free Smoking Cessation Programs to Quit for Good

Free help to quit smoking is easy to find. Smoking cessation programs offer you the encouragement to kick your habit. Learn how you can get the help you need.

Cancer

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

Still smoking and concerned about lung cancer? You can reduce your worry with our state-of-the-art lung cancer screening program. Smoking cessation can reduce your risk.