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2012-04-23 06:27:45

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association announced today that it has released new interim guidelines to assist physicians, their patients and the public in their discussions about lung cancer screening. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States; having a five-year survival rate of only 15 percent. Recent research from the National Cancer Institute National Lung Cancer Screening Trial...

2012-02-15 06:42:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A frequently administered treatment for lung cancer, postoperative radiation therapy (PORT), has been found to not extend life in patients with advanced lung cancer. Patients who have non-small cell lung cancer most likely will have surgery to remove the tumor, but patients with stage III disease with an involvement of the lymph node called N2 will often be advised to use PORT. Over 1,000 cases of stage III non-small cell lung cancer with N2 lymph nodes between...

2012-02-13 14:58:09

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that post-operative radiation therapy (PORT), a controversial yet frequently administered treatment for lung cancer, may not prolong life in older people with locally advanced disease. The findings appear in the February 13 online edition of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. In patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the standard of care is surgery to remove the tumor. However, in patients...

2012-01-27 11:23:06

Clinical studies in US and China show molecular test could more accurately guide treatment for people with lung cancer In the two largest clinical studies ever conducted on the molecular genetics of lung cancer, an international team led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has demonstrated that an available molecular test can predict the likelihood of death from early-stage lung cancer more accurately than conventional methods. The work may eventually help...

2012-01-12 21:08:48

Using two cell surface markers found to be highly expressed in breast cancer lymph node metastases, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, working with colleagues at other institutions, have developed targeted, fluorescent molecular imaging probes that can non-invasively detect breast cancer lymph node metastases. The new procedure could spare breast cancer patients invasive and unreliable sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsies and surgery-associated negative side effects. Their study was...

2011-10-19 06:30:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionGate, Inc., a company developing a revolutionary non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, today reported that it has raised approximately $2 million in the first tranche of a financing round. The company also announced that it has entered into a collaboration with the Sheba Medical Center in Israel to evaluate whether VisionGate's LuCED(TM) test can reduce false positive results when used in conjunction with x-ray computed...

2011-10-04 09:37:54

Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma who underwent a procedure called sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNLB) had a lower risk of cancer recurrence after two years, according to a study by researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center. When the biopsy's results were used to guide subsequent tests and treatment, these patients had longer survival rates than patients who had not undergone the procedure. "Sentinel lymph node biopsy, or SNLB, can be used to recommend which way to proceed with a patient's...

2011-09-16 05:27:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The number of lymph nodes evaluated for colon cancer has risen significantly over the past two decades. However, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA, this improvement is not associated with an increase in node-positive cancers. "Among patients surgically treated for colon cancer, several studies have demonstrated better survival for patients with more lymph nodes evaluated," according to background information in the study. The article goes on to...

2011-09-13 23:12:14

But no corresponding rise in node-positive cancers During the past two decades there has been a significant increase in the percentage of patients who have a high number of lymph nodes evaluated during colon cancer operations, but this improvement is not associated with an increase in the overall proportion of colon cancers that are node positive, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA. "As wide-ranging quality improvement efforts emerge throughout the health care...

2011-07-20 16:44:32

Robust studies are lacking / IQWiG calls for comparative studies of high methodological quality The relevance of positron emission tomography (PET) alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT) in patients with malignant melanoma cannot be currently assessed due to a lack of meaningful studies. This is the result of a final report published by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) on 20 July 2011. Hidden metastases are often detected too late...