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2011-05-13 10:54:05

Researchers have identified characteristic patterns of molecules called microRNA (miRNA) in the blood of people with lung cancer that might reveal both the presence and aggressiveness of the disease, and perhaps who is at risk of developing it. These patterns may be detectable up to two years before the tumor is found by computed tomography (CT) scans. The findings could lead to a blood test for lung cancer, according to a researcher with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center...

2011-04-04 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- superDimension, Ltd. ®, a privately-owned company that develops minimally invasive interventional pulmonology devices, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the superDimension marker delivery kit. The kit is designed for use with the Company's Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB) system, which has treated a total of 20,000 total patients since commercial launch. David S. Wilson, MD, Columbus...

2011-03-01 13:16:43

Risk of nodal metastases is low, suggesting some patients may avoid invasive procedures Lymph node dissection, the current standard surgical treatment for localized non-small cell lung cancers, may be unnecessary in certain screen-detected early stage cases, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. The risk of nodal involvement is very low in early-stage...

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2011-02-09 09:41:14

A study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) leaves researchers with evidence that early stage breast cancer patients who have a small amount of lymph node removed fare as well as those who get more extensive surgery, AFP reports. The California-based study included 891 patients who were followed from 1999 to 2004. Researchers studied survival rates among those who had the first lymph node, or sentinel lymph node, removed compared to those who had lymph...

2010-12-13 07:46:08

With guidance from a specialized scan, radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic were able to reduce by 55 percent the number of lymph nodes critical for removing fluid from the arm that received damaging radiation doses. The researchers report that integrating single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the computerized tomography (CT) scans utilized for breast cancer radiotherapy planning may offer patients substantial protection against lymphedema, an incurable, chronic swelling of...

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...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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