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2012-03-15 23:33:09

A panel of serum biomarkers could help predict the level of lung cancer risk in high-risk patients, offering doctors an option before proceeding with a biopsy. Research presented in the April 2012 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC) Journal of Thoracic Oncology shows that a panel of 10 serum protein biomarkers could help in the lung cancer diagnosis. The biomarkers include: prolactin, transthyretin, thrombospondin-1, E-selectin, C-C motif chemokine 5,...

2011-12-15 17:25:09

Findings published in Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has taken a proactive role in advancing discussions with the international lung cancer community on how we should take lung cancer screening forward. The IASLC released an initial statement to the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) at the World Lung Cancer Conference in Amsterdam this April and also hosted a CT screening workshop with over 75...

2011-08-11 07:35:00

SAUSALITO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine's recent publication of the landmark National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), along with two congressional initiatives and an industry report, beacon a much brighter future for Lung Cancer patients. Forty-three million Americans suffer from a chronic pulmonary disease, such as Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis. Pulmonary diseases account for 3 out of the top 5 disease states with the highest...

2011-07-05 06:59:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals current or heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) scanning had a 20-percent reduced risk of death from lung cancer when compared to patients who were screened via chest X-ray. Researchers enrolled 53,454 men and women in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Participants had either a current or former smoking history of at least 30 pack-years and did not have any symptoms of lung cancer. They were randomly...

2011-06-30 17:35:13

The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) is the first scientific study that provides clear evidence that CT screening significantly reduces the death rate due to lung cancer. NLST data shows 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among trial participants who had the CT scan compared with the chest x-ray. Until now, no screening test for lung cancer has proven effective in detecting tumors at an early, more treatable stage. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the only NLST site in Chicago. During...

2011-06-30 14:22:50

Scientists have found a 20 percent reduction in deaths from lung cancer among current or former heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose helical computer tomography (CT) versus those screened by chest X-ray. The study establishes that low-dose helical CT is the first validated screening test that can reduce mortality due to lung cancer. "Having a validated screening test that provides significant, but partial, protection against death from lung cancer complements "“ but should...

2011-06-29 16:23:00

More Extensive Analysis of Landmark November 2010 NCI Announcement Released in New England Journal of Medicine WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) congratulated the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the publishing of additional and extensive data from its National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The NLST, one of the largest and most expensive clinical trials ever held, was designed to evaluate CT...

2010-11-05 09:35:00

A special type of CT scan can help detect lung cancer early in smokers, reducing their mortality rates by 20-percent versus chest X-rays, a new National Cancer Institute (NCI) study has found. The results come from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a national study of more than 53,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 74, all of whom were currently heavy smokers, or had been previously in their lives. They were also required to have a smoking history of at least 30 "pack-years"--a...

2010-11-04 18:16:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles and Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills, California have announced the results of a pivotal, U.S. government sponsored trial showing that annual screening CT scans save lives. According to Drs. Norman Lepor and Hooman Madyoon, co-directors of imaging at Westside Medical Imaging, this study should once and for all settle the controversy regarding the utility of screening CT...

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