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2011-12-15 17:25:09

Findings published in Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has taken a proactive role in advancing discussions with the international lung cancer community on how we should take lung cancer screening forward. The IASLC released an initial statement to the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) at the World Lung Cancer Conference in Amsterdam this April and also hosted a CT screening workshop with over 75...

2011-11-21 23:20:43

Since the National Cancer Institute developed the first guidelines on mammography screening over thirty years ago, advocacy and professional groups have developed guidelines focused on who should be screened, instead of communicating clearly the risks and benefits of screening, according to a commentary by Michael Edward Stefanek, Ph.D., the associate vice president of collaborative research in the office of the vice president at Indiana University, published online Nov. 21 in the Journal of...

2011-11-21 07:00:00

Yearly Assessment Notes Significant Change in Grade for Early Detection and Progress in Federal Response WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the leading national support and advocacy voice for those at risk for or living with lung cancer, issued its annual 2011 National Report Card on Lung Cancer, an overall assessment of the nation's response to the continuing high mortality of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death. 2011...

2011-11-09 13:59:00

Calls on VA to Screen Veterans at High Risk for Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) salutes the nation's 22 million Veterans for their service to our country and calls on the Department of Veterans Affairs to institute CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer. Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, USN (Ret.), chairman of the LCA Board of Directors, said, "The most meaningful way we can show gratitude to our veterans is to offer...

2011-11-07 08:00:00

Oncimmune (USA) LLC recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month through a unique public awareness campaign. Oncimmune will feature 30 lung cancer stories from survivors and loved ones impacted by lung cancer on the HelloHaveYouHeard.com blog. De Soto, KS (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Oncimmune (USA) LLC, maker of EarlyCDT®-Lung, a simple blood test that aids physicians in the early detection of lung cancer, is promoting Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) through an educational blog series. The...

2011-10-28 10:02:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the leadership of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for being the first professional society to recommend low-dose CT screening for high risk individuals and to develop comprehensive clinical practice guidelines on lung cancer screening. NCCN is a consortia of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to...

2011-10-27 06:25:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -Do you experience shortness of breath while performing the most basic tasks such as doing light housework, taking a walk, or even washing and dressing? If you answered yes, then you might want to get checked for COPD. COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually develops among men who were current or former heavy smokers. "Smoking is annually projected to cause more than 8 million deaths worldwide in the coming decades. Besides cardiovascular disease and...

2011-09-01 12:30:43

An article in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in chest computed tomography (CT) scans. Chest CT is the third most commonly performed CT examination, frequently used to diagnose the cause of clinical signs or symptoms of the chest, such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain or fever. Regardless of the body region being scanned, dose reduction must always start with making sure that there is a...

2011-08-11 07:35:00

SAUSALITO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine's recent publication of the landmark National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), along with two congressional initiatives and an industry report, beacon a much brighter future for Lung Cancer patients. Forty-three million Americans suffer from a chronic pulmonary disease, such as Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis. Pulmonary diseases account for 3 out of the top 5 disease states with the highest...

2011-07-25 00:00:28

Oncimmune, LLC announces the launch of a public awareness campaign designed to educated consumers about the importance of early lung cancer detection and the risk factors of lung cancer. De Soto, KS (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 Oncimmune® LLC, maker of EarlyCDTâ“ž¢-Lung, a simple blood test that aids physicians in the early detection of lung cancer, proudly announces the launch of a public awareness initiative designed to educate consumers about lung cancer...