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2014-04-30 11:11:48

Specificity double that of PET scans, according to presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer. Preliminary data indicate that this promising noninvasive tool offers the sensitivity of PET scanning, and has almost twice the specificity of PET for distinguishing patients with benign lung disease from those with early stage cancer. Michael Bousamra II, MD, Associate...

2013-09-05 11:09:25

Evidence-based recommendations available in October issue of JTO Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in Ontario.  Screening for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has been the subject of many research studies since the 1990s. The National Lung Screening Trial compared LDCT with chest radiograph in high-risk populations and found a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality at 6 years with LDCT after an initial scan and two annual rounds of screening....

2012-09-17 13:49:13

In pilot study, authors recommend using larger cohort to validate results A pilot study, published in the October 2012 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC) Journal of Thoracic Oncology, showed that breath testing could be used to discriminate between benign and malignant pulmonary nodules. The study looked at 74 patients who were under investigation for pulmonary nodules and attended a referral clinic in Colorado between March 2009 and May 2010....

2012-05-15 22:40:03

Authors suggest it could help in preoperative diagnosis along with other methods The most recent research released in June's Journal of Thoracic Oncology says molecular biomarkers in the tissue and fluid lining the lungs might be an additional predictive technique for lung cancer screening. Since the National Lung Screening Trial found that 96.4 percent of the positive CT screening results were false positive, scientists have been looking for ways to more accurately diagnose patients....

2011-07-05 08:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomophase Corporation, developer of the minimally invasive Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging System (OCTIS(TM)) and other devices, announced today that it has received notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of the issuance of its ninth patent: Integrated Disease Diagnosis and Treatment System, U.S. Patent # 7,970,458. This patent has bearing on major imaging companies such as G.E., Boston Scientific, Johnson and Johnson,...

2011-02-28 13:26:46

European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology news Using tiny spheres of radioactive liquid to guide surgeons as they remove potentially cancerous material in the lungs is safe and more effective than other techniques, Italian researchers report at the European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology (EMCTO), 24-26 February 2011, Lugano, Switzerland. Dr Luca Bertolaccini, Dr Alberto Terzi and colleagues from Santa Croce e Carle Hospital in Cuneo, Italy, studied a...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

DAYTON, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverain Medical® announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the newest version of the OnGuard(TM) Chest X-ray Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) technology. OnGuard identifies solitary pulmonary nodules that may represent early-stage lung cancer on an existing chest X-ray (1). This improved performance demonstrates a 73% reduction in false positive marks and 50% higher relative sensitivity...


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