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2012-02-01 07:10:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Lung cancer kills more then 150,000 Americans and 1.4 million people worldwide every year. More people die from lung cancer each year then those with breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. An international team led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown how a new test may be able to predict the likelihood of death from early-stage lung cancer more accurately than traditional methods. Researchers hope that this may...

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...

2011-11-07 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...

2011-10-27 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...


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