Lung treatment backed to beat other cancers

April 22, 2013

A new treatment found to significantly improve long-term survival rates for sufferers of lung cancer could be used to help treat other forms of the disease, according to a prominent cancer researcher.

Researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have reported that a near decade-long clinical trial had produced the highest-ever survival rate for patients in the advanced stages of lung cancer.

By using cutting-edge medical imaging during cancer treatment, researchers saw the four-year survival rate rise to 32 per cent, up from between 10 and 20 per cent without using the technology.