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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...

2011-06-30 04:30:00

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) and the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) congratulate the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Harold Varmus, MD, NCI Director, for proving a 20 percent mortality benefit for those at risk for lung cancer SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine's (NEJM) headline today read, "Reduced Lung Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose Computed Tomographic CT Screening," ending a long...

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...

2011-06-28 16:20:00

Guidance on What You Need to Know about CT Screening for Lung Cancer and How Early Detection Can Save Your Life WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization dedicated solely to support services and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer, launched a new website, "ScreenforLung Cancer.org", which is intended to help guide decisions about lung cancer screening. With emerging information about...

2011-04-08 08:45:41

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A blood test could help more accurately detect lung cancer in non-smokers. The research was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando this week. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women in the U.S. This year, more than 210,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease, and up to 20 percent of them will have never smoked....

2011-04-05 07:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy®, through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech, launches two new resources devoted to helping smokers understand their risks for lung cancer and reducing their risks for mortality. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/legacy/47244/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110405/MM65107 ) (Logo:...

2011-02-25 12:24:25

PSA screening has declined in one large U.S. healthcare network since publication of two large screening trials and a set of guidelines, according to a study published online February 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued guidelines recommending against PSA screening after age 75. The following year, investigators from two large screening trials reported contradictory results: The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian...

2011-02-17 11:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed four key veterans organizations that called yesterday for pilot CT screening programs for veterans at high risk for lung cancer and included the recommendation in the Independent Budget - an annual document listing their top priorities for federal funding. LCA's Chairman of the Board Admiral T. Joseph Lopez USN (Ret) called this "a responsible and timely action." The Independent Budget for Fiscal Year...

2010-11-24 09:22:00

In Wake of Positive Development Regarding Lung Cancer Screening WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President & CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said the recent breakthrough on CT screening for lung cancer is an extraordinary development in the battle against lung cancer and reiterated her call for an open and balanced public discussion on guidance for those at high risk who may be considering a scan. "Screening for lung cancer is not a...

2010-11-16 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance, American Legacy Foundation and Prevent Cancer Foundation urged the federal government to expedite an immediate review of its recommendations on CT screening for lung cancer. The letter sent by these three leading health organizations today to Carolyn M. Clancy M.D., the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), urged an immediate review of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)...


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