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Latest Lung cancer staging Stories

2010-11-23 23:37:05

A comparison of two strategies to determine the stage of suspected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) finds that the less invasive method is more effective at identifying a type of lung cancer that has spread, and may result in a reduction of unnecessary surgical procedures and associated adverse effects for certain patients, according to a study in the November 24 issue of JAMA. Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide (1.35 million/year) and also the most frequent cause...

2010-11-04 10:59:00

Twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths seen among those screened with CT than with chest X-ray in a trial conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network and the Lung Screening Study group. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether lung cancer screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) or standard chest X-rays saves lives. Lung cancer,...

2010-10-29 13:31:06

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows more than half of patients with a specific kind of lung cancer are responding positively to a treatment that targets the gene that drives their cancer. The study shows 57 percent of patients with ALK-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer responded partially or completely to a tablet called crizotinib, an investigational anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor. In some cases, the cancer becomes undetectable in body scans. The data...

2010-07-08 14:26:09

First study to analyze a large population-based cancer registry and demonstrate that EUS evaluation improves overall pancreatic cancer survival A new study has found that endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is associated with improved outcomes in patients with localized pancreatic cancer, possibly due to the detection of earlier cancers and improved stage-appropriate management, including more selective performance of curative intent surgery. This is the first study to analyze a large...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pilot program for Lung Cancer Alliance's (LCA) website for patient donated scans is helping open the door to a potentially new method for evaluating lung cancer risk in smokers as well as non-smokers. In a paper published in the July issue of Academic Radiology, researchers showed that a high resolution CT scan to check for calcification in the lungs coupled with a pulmonary function test to measure lung capacity could be used to...

2010-06-15 16:02:04

A 30-year evaluation of the surgical outcomes for non-small cell lung cancer Research published in the June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to investigate the time trends of surgical outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between 1979 and 2008. The incidence of lung cancer continues to rise; therefore, countermeasures to decrease death rates have become an important public health issue. After analyzing the time trends, researchers postulated that the...

2010-06-08 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national non-profit dedicated to providing support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer, announced today the launching of the first open access website for CT scans and clinical data donated by patients, called Give a Scan, that will increase and accelerate research for lung cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and drug development. LCA President & CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose...

2010-04-29 09:26:50

National comparisons of lung cancer survival in England, Norway and Sweden 2001-2004; differences occur early in follow up The odds of surviving lung cancer are significantly higher in Norway and Sweden than they are in England, reveals a comparison of the three countries published in Thorax today. This is despite the fact that healthcare spend and infrastructure in each of these countries are similar, says the study. The researchers base their findings on five year survival rates for lung...

2010-03-01 08:13:31

Office-based, surgeon-performed, ultrasound-guided, fine needle aspiration (FNA) of head and neck lesions yields a statistically significant higher diagnostic rate compared to the standard palpation technique, indicates new research in the March 2010 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. FNA is a diagnostic procedure used to investigate superficial lumps or masses. In this technique, a thin, hollow needle is inserted into a mass to extract cells for examination. FNA biopsies...

2010-02-28 09:00:00

Metastases that were 2 millimeters or less in diameter ("micrometastases") in axillary lymph nodes detected on examination of a single section of the lymph nodes were associated with poorer disease-free and overall survival in breast cancer patients, according to a new study published online February 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The prognostic relevance of isolated tumor cells and micrometastases in lymph nodes in breast cancer patients has become a major issue since...