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2013-12-03 08:32:31

Lung Cancer Alliance and Siemens Healthcare Expand Give A Scan Program to Help Patients Accelerate Research WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Siemens Healthcare announce the national expansion of Give A Scan, the first CT donation program that allows people to donate directly to lung cancer research, by asking patients and their loved ones to Give A Scan. This program allows lung cancer patients and the people who love them, as...

2013-12-02 10:15:06

To be published online Monday, Dec. 2, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology addresses imaging-based screening and radiology's increasing role in preventive medicine. Topics covered include breast density legislation, digital breast tomosynthesis (or 3-D mammography), lung cancer screening and computed tomography colonography (CTC) reimbursement. The December screening issue was guest edited by Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan, and...

2013-11-11 12:26:57

Organization Recommits to Funding Critical Research WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on Veterans Day, LUNGevity Foundation, with the largest research awards program of any lung cancer-focused organization in the U.S., notes the promising advances in the pursuit of better outcomes and better management for lung cancer patients, including the nation's veteran community. Andrea Stern Ferris, President and Chairman of LUNGevity Foundation, noted, "This reminder of the...

2013-11-06 16:31:39

RESTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Nov. 8, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will join more than 100 medical societies in 57 countries around the world in celebrating the second annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR). IDoR 2013 will focus on the important role lung imaging plays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases -- including the advent of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer...

2013-10-29 16:26:27

The SPiNDrive® system now allows lung specialists to combine an endobronchial and percutaneous approach to peripheral lung nodules. CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veran announced its new SPiNPerc(TM) procedural innovation today at the American College of Chest Physician's Conference (CHEST 2013). With recent announcements such as the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's (USPSTF) recommendation for health insurance to cover lung cancer screening in high-risk patients,...

2013-10-29 16:20:15

Lung Cancer Alliance, Vietnam Veterans of America, Dept. of Defense, Walter Reed & select screening centers partner on education and screening effort -- because veterans face a higher risk for lung cancer WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) today announced the second annual joint initiative to educate America's veterans on their individual risk of developing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths,...

2013-10-28 08:28:40

--Pilot Study Results Demonstrate the Feasibility of Using Sputum Samples and the Cell-CT Platform to Non-Invasively Detect the Presence or Absence of Lung Cancer-- SYDNEY and PHOENIX, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionGate, Inc., a company developing a revolutionary non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, today reported clinical data showing that its automated 3D cell imaging platform, the Cell-CT(TM), can detect lung cancer in sputum samples with high...

2013-10-24 16:27:09

American Lung Association recommends low-dose screening for early detection of lung cancer, launches online tool to assess personal risk WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unlike mammography for breast cancer or colonoscopy for colon cancer, there has been no widely accepted screening tool to detect lung cancer at an early stage. With the growing consensus that annual low-dose CT screening should be recommended for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, the...

2013-09-11 16:24:53

Lung Cancer Alliance Honorary Board Member Was a Great Supporter in the Fight Against Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance mourns the loss of an Honorary Board Member, The Honorable Clay Shaw who passed away Tuesday from a long battle with lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable Clay Shaw, who was a strong leader on so many legislative fronts, including lung...

2013-09-05 11:09:25

Evidence-based recommendations available in October issue of JTO Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in Ontario.  Screening for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has been the subject of many research studies since the 1990s. The National Lung Screening Trial compared LDCT with chest radiograph in high-risk populations and found a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality at 6 years with LDCT after an initial scan and two annual rounds of screening....