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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...

2010-06-14 07:06:00

Most Recent Co-Sponsor of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance praised Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) for sending a powerful signal of hope to the lung cancer community by cosponsoring first-ever legislation establishing a multi-agency, comprehensive program targeted at lung cancer. Entitled the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, H.R. 2112 authorizes a five-year program to reduce the mortality rate of lung...

2010-06-08 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national non-profit dedicated to providing support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer, announced today the launching of the first open access website for CT scans and clinical data donated by patients, called Give a Scan, that will increase and accelerate research for lung cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and drug development. LCA President & CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose...

2010-04-28 13:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance acknowledges the on-going work by the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on lung cancer screening research and the need for people who may be at risk for lung cancer to be well informed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) However, the paper by Jennifer M. Croswell, MD and co-authors published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that...

2010-03-16 13:22:47

Although there have been achievements in the battle against cancer, including a decrease in the rate of death and new diagnoses, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., with a need for continued improvement in the areas of prevention, detection and treatment, according to a commentary in the March 17 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on cancer. Susan M. Gapstur, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, presented the commentary at a JAMA media briefing. It has...

2010-02-16 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first ever actuarial analysis of lung cancer mortality, published today in Population Health Management Journal, provides strong evidence that earlier detection could reduce the number of late stage lung cancer deaths by over 70,000 people each year in the US. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) Calling the number "profound," Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said, "This would be the...

2010-01-22 12:58:01

Research: Influence of smoking cessation after diagnosis of early stage lung cancer on prognosis: Systematic review of observational studies with meta-analysis People diagnosed with early stage lung cancer can double their chances of survival over five years if they stop smoking compared with those who continue to smoke, finds a study published on bmj.com today. This is the first review of studies to measure the effects of continued smoking after diagnosis of lung cancer and suggests that it...

2009-12-04 16:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple, inexpensive computer tool that measures volume changes in the size of suspicious nodules in the lungs picked up by a CT scanner can rule out non-cancerous ones with almost perfect accuracy and enable doctors to diagnose true cancers with fewer, less expensive and less invasive tests. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) The new diagnostic guidelines are described in a paper published yesterday in the New...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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