Lung Cancer Screening

Palliative Care for Cancer Survivors?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:07
Monica is a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with stage II lung cancer a year ago. Fortunately, her tumor was diagnosed early because she was participating in a community lung cancer screening study targeting smokers as a high-risk group for developing cancer. Monica had a lobectomy and ...

Acting early to stem cancer spread

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:00
Screening is at the heart of any effort to stem the tide of cancer deaths, as early detection remains the only hope of a cure for a disease that has emerged as ... Among the commonest kinds of cancer and their fatality rate based on 2015 figures are lung cancer (1.6 million deaths); liver (788,000 deaths); ...

A Cough That Won't Quit: Is It Lung Cancer?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:52
Roswell Park's lung cancer screening program is designed to detect lung cancer early, when it is most curable. And Roswell Park's free cessation services program, Just Breathe, offers individual quit plans as well as individual counseling, support, classes and education for patients, family members and ...

How Ethicon can help with lung cancer screening

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:53
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Latest MACRA, doctor fee rules could bring boost to telehealth, wearables

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:30
In the physician fee schedule final rule, for example, CMS added telemedicine reimbursement codes for consultations on chronic care management, lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography, interactive complexity, psychotherapy crises and health risk assessment. The new rule ...

Lung cancer screening in high risk patients improves survivorship

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:45
As the American Lung Association notes, if you and your doctor determine you should be screened for lung cancer, it is important that you receive a low-dose CT scan at a facility with staff who have expertise in lung cancer screening. Chest X-rays are not recommended for lung cancer screening.

Patient in the picture: Leveling up the battle vs. cancer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 01:11
The cancers with the highest incidence rates in the region, according to The EIU, are lung cancer (29 cases per 100,000 people), gastric cancer (22 cases ... quoted Dr. Sumadi Lukman Anwar of Indonesia's Gadjah Mada University, “Only 1 in 5 Indonesian women are aware of cervical-cancer screening.

Santa Pays a Visit to Families at UVA Medical Center NICU

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:37
UVA House Call: Dr. Linda Martin on Lung Cancer Screening. Dr. Linda Martin from the UVA Cancer Center talks about lung cancer screening and why it should be something people consider.

New strategy aims to improve cancer care supports for Indigenous people

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:30
Screening programs that travel to rural and remote Indigenous communities are among the goals of Improving Indigenous Cancer Journeys: A Road Map ... Nations people across B.C. and found the most commonly diagnosed cancers for First Nations people are prostate, breast, lung and colon cancers, ...


Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:40
Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. Earn ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center status and demonstrate to your referrers and patients that you provide safe, effective care. Apply Today ...

Commentary: Lung Cancer Causes 32% of All Cancer Deaths. Why Does It Get 10% of Research ...

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:22
Screening technology has also improved significantly, as we're seeing a shift from traditional X-rays to low-dose CT scans, which are more successful at diagnosing lung cancer in early stages. Lastly, research is making headway in the area of prevention, shining a light on the many causes of the ...

Americas Tops the Global Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Market | Technavio

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:56
Government initiatives such as National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) help to increase awareness about lung cancer screening programs, including smoking cessation, for persons at high risk of lung cancer. Such factors increase the adoption of lung cancer liquid biopsy. According ...

Low-Dose Scans, Cancer Screening Save Lives

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 09:48
Low-Dose Scans, Cancer Screening Save Lives ... Fortunately, lung cancer can be caught early through screening. ... Robert Moffitt with the American Lung Association stopped by the studio to talk about what people need to know, including a low-dose scan and other screenings that can save lives.

Cancer center provides symposium on latest treatments

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 21:03
... Care in the Fredericksburg Region” featured a keynote presentation on the advancing role of genetics and immunotherapy in cancer care. In addition, the program offered a review of recent advances in breast and lung cancer treatments, discussions about screening guidelines, cancer prevention and ...

Lung Cancer Screening and Risk Prediction

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 18:12
Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the high mortality rate for lung cancer is primarily due to late-stage presentation when cure is unlikely. The Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study (PanCan Study) had the ...

Lung Cancer Screening

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:24
By the time the last firework pops on New Year's Eve, nearly 250,000 new cases of lung cancer will have been diagnosed in 2017. Individuals with a history of smoking make up the largest number of these cases. And while lung cancer leads all other cancers in the number of deaths, when caught early ...

Managing Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 03:06
As low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer has moved from clinical trials to clinical practice, management issues are growing more urgent for screening centers around the country: for instance, how to support referrals from and to other providers; how to ensure the quality of scans ...

Lung screenings and mammograms can help save lives

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:45
At SRMC, residents are able to have health screenings done, including lung screenings to detect lung cancer and mammograms to detect breast cancer. Physicians strongly encourage people to have health screenings done, as they can lead to early detection and ultimately save lives. SRMC offers ...

In Brief This Week: NeoGenomics, Exosome Diagnostics, Danaher, and More

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:33
NeoGenomics is one of the first laboratories to offer the newly US Food and Drug Administration-approved Oncomine Dx Target Test for non-small cell lung cancer. This methodology allows rapid analysis of samples compared to previously approved testing approaches. NeoGenomics' Pharma Services ...

Can Your Pooch Detect Cancer?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:00
“While canine scent detection has shown promising results in lung-cancer detection, there has only been one previous study that reproduces a screening-like situation,” he notes in his latest study. “One main reason for the rather poor performance in our setting might be the higher stress from the lack of ...