Lung cancer pill cuts risk of death by half, says ‘thrilling’ study

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Article written by Andrew Gregory, via on 04 Jun 2023

A pill taken once a day cuts the risk of dying from lung cancer by half, according to “thrilling” and “unprecedented” results from a decade-long global study.
Lung cancer is the world’s leading cause of cancer death, accounting for about 1.8 million deaths a year.
Not everyone diagnosed with lung cancer is tested for the EGFR mutation, which needs to change, Herbst said, given the study’s findings.
About two-thirds of patients also had no history of smoking, which suggested the pill works for smokers and non-smokers diagnosed with lung cancer.

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