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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...

2011-07-04 00:30:00

AMSTERDAM and PHOENIX, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 LuCED(TM) test can improve the utility of low dose x-ray computed tomography (CT) screening for the early detection of lung cancer in high risk individuals. LuCED uses VisionGate's revolutionary automated 3D cell imaging platform, the Cell-CT(TM),...

2011-06-30 17:35:13

The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) is the first scientific study that provides clear evidence that CT screening significantly reduces the death rate due to lung cancer. NLST data shows 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among trial participants who had the CT scan compared with the chest x-ray. Until now, no screening test for lung cancer has proven effective in detecting tumors at an early, more treatable stage. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the only NLST site in Chicago. During...

2011-06-30 17:27:21

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) today welcomed the publication of positive results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The NLST study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that lung cancer deaths fell by 20% and all-cause mortality fell by 7% when heavy smokers were screened regularly using low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) compared with standard chest x-ray. The NLST study followed more than 53,000 current and...

2011-06-30 17:15:05

Experts mobilize after national clinical trial shows CT scanning reduces deaths by 20 percent Current and former heavy smokers can now be screened more effectively for lung cancer. Results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) revealed that detecting small lung cancers with computed tomography (CT) reduces lung cancer specific mortality by 20 percent. Prior to the trial, lung cancer, often diagnosed in the later stages of the disease, had shown no benefit from screening because...

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2011-06-30 14:22:50

Scientists have found a 20 percent reduction in deaths from lung cancer among current or former heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose helical computer tomography (CT) versus those screened by chest X-ray. The study establishes that low-dose helical CT is the first validated screening test that can reduce mortality due to lung cancer. "Having a validated screening test that provides significant, but partial, protection against death from lung cancer complements "“ but should...


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