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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)...

2010-11-10 11:55:23

Targeting highest risk smokers could make CT screening more cost effective, study finds New research shows a gene-based test for lung cancer risk can help identify which smokers are most likely to benefit from CT screening for lung cancer, according to results of a study presented today at the American Association of Cancer Research's Ninth Annual Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. In studies that included 1,216 lung cancer cases and 1,200 controls gathered from smokers...

2010-11-09 10:17:00

New National Cancer Institute Study Demonstrates Life-Saving Opportunities PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today issued an urgent call for a strategy meeting about occupational lung cancer medical screening. Last week, the National Cancer Institute released the results of a 10 year national study involving over 53,000 people that demonstrated that annual medical screening with a low dose helical chest CT scan lowered mortality due to lung...

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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...

2010-11-04 18:06:15

A national study of more than 53,000 current and former heavy smokers has demonstrated that helical CT scanning reduced lung cancer deaths by 20 percent compared to using chest X-rays. Constantine Gatsonis and colleagues at Brown's Center for Statistical Sciences contributed methodologic expertise and leadership throughout the study, which began in August 2002. In a major new study announced today by the National Cancer Institute, researchers including Brown University biostatistian...

2010-11-04 13:01:00

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Lung Cancer Partnership heralded the results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), released today by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), sponsor of the trial. The research, which compared low-dose spiral CT to standard chest X-ray in the early detection of lung cancer, found 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among those screened with CT compared to those screened with chest X-ray. "We welcome this...

2010-10-07 14:03:00

Visit by Lung Cancer Alliance Advocates Spurs Action WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance Kentucky/So. Indiana (LCA-KY/So.IN) Chapter hailed the support of Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY, 6th) who has joined in support of first ever legislation to fund a multi-agency, comprehensive program targeted at lung cancer. Entitled Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, H.R. 2112 authorizes a five year program to reduce the mortality rate of lung cancer which...


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