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2012-08-21 22:12:06

A lung cancer risk prediction model developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool has been shown to be a viable tool for selecting high risk individuals for prevention and control programs. The model, developed at the University's Cancer Research Centre and funded by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, was tested in international datasets and found to be a more effective predictor of individuals at risk than smoking duration or family history alone. The results are published in...

2012-04-23 06:27:45

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association announced today that it has released new interim guidelines to assist physicians, their patients and the public in their discussions about lung cancer screening. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States; having a five-year survival rate of only 15 percent. Recent research from the National Cancer Institute National Lung Cancer Screening Trial...

2012-03-15 21:35:07

NIH study examines the impact of tobacco control policies and programs, and the potential for further reduction in lung cancer deaths Twentieth-century tobacco control programs and policies were responsible for preventing more than 795,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States from 1975 through 2000, according to an analysis funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. If all cigarette smoking in this country had ceased following the...

2012-03-15 17:16:35

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led the NIH-funded research consortium Declines in cigarette smoking among Americans since the mid-1950s — particularly since tobacco-control policies and interventions were implemented after the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released in 1964 — prevented nearly 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Results of the...

2011-11-01 15:00:00

2011 Grant Recipients and Scientific Merit Award Winner Announced NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is announcing the 20 recipients of its 2011 research grants at its third annual Lung Cancer Symposium, tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Times Center in New York, in commemoration of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The free, open to the public session will feature distinguished thought leaders on a diverse set of topics linked to...

2011-11-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While lung cancer will kill three times more of us than any other cancer in 2011, nearly three quarters of Americans could not identify the leading cancer killer, according to the results of a nationwide poll released here today by Leaders of the Lung Cancer Free World(SM), a national communications campaign designed to increase public awareness and understanding of lung cancer. Of 1,005 adults surveyed by the national polling firm of GfK Roper...

2011-10-10 07:30:00

Public Forum Focuses on Advances in Lung Cancer Research with Leading Experts in Discovery, Treatment and Patient Support NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host its third annual Lung Cancer Symposium, November 1, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the Times Center in New York. Each year, lung cancer claims more lives(1) in the United States than breast, colon and prostate deaths combined(2). This free, open to the public session will explore...

Lung Cancer On The Decline: CDC
2011-09-16 05:02:12

  According to a new report by the CDC, “State-Specific Trends in Lung Cancer Incidence and Smoking” published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lung cancer rates are on the decline in the United States. The report analyzed data state by state by looking at the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the period 1994 through 2009. The report states that lung cancer rates were declining fastest in the West, where smoking prevalence is lowest....

2011-08-25 14:44:18

Researchers find early-morning cigarette risk is independent of smoking frequency and duration Two new studies have found that smokers who tend to take their first cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than smokers who refrain from lighting up right away. The findings by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Penn State College of Medicine may help identify smokers who have an...

2011-08-16 23:22:35

An analysis of data that includes nearly 500,000 individuals indicates that the risk of bladder cancer among smokers is higher than reported from previous population data, and that the risk for women smokers is comparable with that of men, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. More than 350,000 individuals are diagnosed with bladder cancer per year worldwide, including more than 70,000 per year in the United States. Tobacco smoking is the best established risk factor for...