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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...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

One-thousand patient audit demonstrates results consistency for simple blood test that aids physicians in early detection of lung cancer, including characterization of indeterminate pulmonary nodules De Soto, KS (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Oncimmune® LLC, maker of EarlyCDTâ“ž¢-Lung, a simple blood test that aids physicians in the risk assessment and early detection of lung cancer, today announces that an abstract (P4.013) "EarlyCDT-Lung test: audit of 1,000...

2011-07-06 08:56:00

"NOW LET'S START SAVING LIVES" SAYS LCA WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised the position paper on CT screening issued by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) today at its biennial conference in Amsterdam. Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, LCA President & CEO said the IASLC's consensus statement signals "a new beginning." "The question is no longer does CT screening work, but how do we bring this benefit to those...

2011-07-05 07:14:00

AMSTERDAM, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncimmune® LLC, maker of EarlyCDT(TM)-Lung, a simple blood test that aids physicians in the risk assessment and early detection of lung cancer, today announces that an abstract (P4.013) "EarlyCDT-Lung test: audit of 1,000 patients in clinical practice" supports the previously published validation studies on EarlyCDT-Lung with sensitivity for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at least as high as in the validation studies, including...

2011-07-05 06:59:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals current or heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) scanning had a 20-percent reduced risk of death from lung cancer when compared to patients who were screened via chest X-ray. Researchers enrolled 53,454 men and women in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Participants had either a current or former smoking history of at least 30 pack-years and did not have any symptoms of lung cancer. They were randomly...

2011-07-04 12:59:42

IASLC presentation addresses key issue from landmark NLST lung cancer study -- how to manage high rate of false positive results; lays out protocol for adjunctive use of noninvasive diagnostic test to clarify false positives from CT screening VisionGate, Inc., a company developing a revolutionary non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, today announced that it will present data showing how adjunctive use of its LuCEDâ“ž¢ test can improve the...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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