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Latest Lung cancer screening Stories

2014-03-13 12:28:59

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a joint response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Coverage and Analysis Group, the Lung Cancer Alliance, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Radiology (ACR) and 38 other medical organizations called on CMS to quickly provide national Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for patients at high risk for lung cancer. In Dec. 2013, the United States...

2014-03-07 12:26:01

Arizona radiology group raises awareness of potentially lifesaving program SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Medical Imaging (SMIL) has launched a new website, www.checkmylungs.com, in support of a groundbreaking lung cancer screening program and to raise awareness of the importance of early detection. The new Check My Lungs website is designed and programmed to be a unique lung cancer screening resource for patients and physicians. This innovative site...

2014-01-13 16:26:15

GENSIGNIA plans to introduce minimally invasive diagnostic test which is urgently needed to improve the diagnostic performance of high resolution imaging for lung cancer detection LONDON, MILAN, and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GENSIGNIA Ltd, a London-based, privately held molecular diagnostics company with laboratory operations in San Diego, CA, and Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (INT), Milan, a National Cancer Research Center in Italy, announced...

2014-01-09 16:24:05

Lung Cancer Alliance Along with Screening Centers Urge Focus on Lung Cancer Screening to Achieve Goal WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) joins other leaders in the public health community in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health. In addition to calling for a renewed focus to end tobacco related deaths, LCA is also advocating for responsible and equitable deployment of United...

2014-01-08 08:29:00

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening for those at High Risk of Lung Cancer ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran Medical Technologies, the electromagnetic navigation experts, announces its plan to support hospital efforts in building the infrastructure necessary to handle the flood of new patients who will be covered by insurance for lung cancer screening. On December 30, 2013, The U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendation...

Health Experts Urge Older, Heavy Smokers To Get Annual CT Scan
2013-12-31 12:53:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An independent panel of American health experts has issued a report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that recommends people between the ages of 55 and 80 years old who are at high risk for lung cancer should have an annual low-dose CT scan to detect any evidence of the disease. The US Preventive Services Task Force identified “high risk” individuals as current or former smokers who smoked the equivalent of a pack per...

2013-12-30 20:20:38

Full Coverage and Reimbursement for CT Screening Next Priority WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in what has been the culmination of more than two decades of research and advocacy, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendation approving CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendation sets the stage for both public and private insurance coverage and is expected to bring about a dramatic...

2013-12-30 20:20:36

RESTON, Va., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation (Grade B) for low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) results and other evidence show that CT lung cancer screening...

2013-12-10 10:21:24

Data from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST)—conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network and National Cancer Institute Lung Screening Study—provided researchers the opportunity to investigate the probability that a cancer detected with screening low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) would not have progressed to become life threatening. The results of this investigation published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that up to 18 percent of the...

2013-12-09 23:02:27

18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose CT are indolent according to ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group study. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 An analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that more than 18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT or low-dose CT) may be indolent. “This is another important piece of information that helps us...