Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges

February 13, 2015 2:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors should not be excluded from clinical trials of new lung cancer treatments, according to a study that challenges common practice.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 103,000 people older than 65 who were diagnosed with advanced lung cancer between 1992 and 2009. Of those patients, nearly 15 percent had survived previous cancers, including prostate, breast and gastrointestinal cancers.

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