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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...

2009-12-03 14:48:24

Assurance of a cancer-free status did not prompt people participating in a long-term computerized tomography (CT) lung-cancer screening program to pick up their cigarettes again, researchers wrote in a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The December issue contains a special focus on tobacco. These findings should negate widespread concern in the lung screening community that reassurance provided by...

2009-10-23 11:44:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Biomoda, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMOD), a diagnostics company focused on the development of accurate, inexpensive and noninvasive in-vitro tests for the early detection of cancer, has met its recruitment goal for New Mexico veterans with a history of heavy smoking required to complete the Phase II clinical trial of Biomoda's early-stage diagnostic for lung cancer. The next stage of the Phase II trial calls for Biomoda to begin...

2009-06-30 15:26:00

Renews Call for National Strategy to Better Address the Disease WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) released its updated 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer illustrating again the devastating toll caused by lung cancer. LCA last released its Fact Sheet in 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) The 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer analyzes the most recent available data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers...

2009-05-11 08:27:17

People who live in urban areas are more likely to develop late-stage cancer than those who live in suburban and rural areas. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the June 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results indicate a need for more effective urban-based cancer screening and awareness programs. Diagnosing cancer at an early stage can improve outcomes. Studies show certain groups, such as low income populations, are...

2009-04-09 09:03:28

We all know colorectal cancer screening saves lives. According to current recommendations, however, there's a limit to the good these tests can do. Many doctors haven't gotten that message, report Veterans Affairs researchers. They note standard guidelines clearly state people who are not expected to live more than another four years generally don't need to undergo the tests. Their study of the medical records of more than 27,000 patients in the VA system finds little evidence anyone is...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

Israel-based laboratory equipment developer BioView has reported positive results of its internal clinical trial of the non-invasive diagnostic test under development for early detection of lung cancer. In the trial, a total of 76 sputum samples were collected from four groups of patients, healthy individuals that never smoked, heavy smokers with no signs of lung cancer, early stage lung cancer patients (stage 1) and advanced stage lung cancer patients. The sputum samples were blindly...


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