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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 US, with a need for continued improvement in the areas of prevention, detection and treatment.


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