Lung cancer

New model may inform ‘how aggressively a lung cancer should be treated’

According to Dr. Matthew Schabath, associate member in the Cancer Epidemiology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center and senior and corresponding author of this study, the goal of cancer screening is to detect cancers at earlier stages where treatment with surgery can be curative. However, not all early stages are the same. So, the scientists have developed...

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ACR outlines changes in Medicare lung cancer screening coverage

Source: The American College of Radiology (ACR)’s summary outlines finalised changes in response to over 200 public comments received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Doctors aren’t discussing CT lung screening with patients

When it comes to CT lung cancer screening, physicians are missing a golden opportunity to reach out to high-risk individuals.| AuntMinnie.com | By Abraham Kim, staff writer

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Are CT lung screening trials underestimating harms?

The complication rates and subsequent costs of invasive diagnostic procedures ordered after positive CT lung screening exams were two times greater in clinical practice. | AuntMinnie.com | By Abraham Kim, staff writer

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CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26%

New results from the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial have reaffirmed that CT lung cancer screening can significantly reduce mortality for high-risk smokers, producing a 26% mortality reduction in men. By Abraham Kim, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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Lung cancer more common in white women than men

The incidence rate of lung cancer is now higher in non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. than it is in men of the same race, flipping the historical trend of a higher incidence in men. By Abraham Kim, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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A new blood test can detect eight different cancers in their early stages

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the blood stream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. The Conversation

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