Search Tag: lung cancer

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Lung cancer: differentiating metastatic from nonmetastatic lymph nodes

2017 26 Sep

New research demonstrates that dynamic first-pass contrast-enhanced (CE) perfusion area-detector CT (ADCT) is as useful as FDG PET/CT for the differentiation of metastatic from nonmetastatic lymph nodes and assessment of N stage in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). In addition, researchers found that using mathematic methods and calculated... Read more

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Acceptability of whole-body MRI for staging colorectal and lung cancer

2017 19 Sep

A new study sought to describe patient experience and acceptability of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) as a potential replacement for the modalities currently used for staging lung and colorectal cancer. The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open, confirm that WB-MRI can be a challenging experience and that staff support is important... Read more

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Lung Cancer Screening: Its Impact on Surgical Volume

2017 15 Aug

Lung cancer screening has demonstrated a reduction in lung cancer mortality by 20 percent. Annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening in high-risk individuals is now recommended by multiple national healthcare organisations. As such, lung cancer screening is projected to increase the case volume for the thoracic surgery workforce."The impact... Read more

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Cost-effective Lung Cancer Screening Programmes

2017 04 Jul

For lung cancer screening programmes to be cost-effective, these should target high-risk people and identify non-cancer conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.A multidisciplinary team from Canada conducted the study, which found that the overall cost-effectiveness... Read more

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Solange Peters Elected ESMO President 2020-2021

2017 29 Jun

ESMO, the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology announced today that the President for 2020-2021 is Professor Solange Peters, MD, PhD, head of the Medical Oncology Service, Chair of Thoracic Oncology, Oncology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.“I would like to sincerely thank all those... Read more

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More Frequent Lung Cancer Screening for Men

2017 05 May

New research presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference suggests that men need more frequent lung cancer screening as compared to women. See Also: The Imaging of Small Pulmonary NodulesThe US Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low dose CT scan in adults aged 55 to 80 years and who have a 30 pack per... Read more

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The Imaging of Small Pulmonary Nodules

2017 04 Apr

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. New developments in radiographic techniques as well as endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) techniques have generated increased interest in lung cancer screening, according to a review paper published in the journal Translational Lung Cancer Research.See Also: Lung-RADS: Potential Drawbacks and... Read more

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Small Number of Smokers Get Screened for Lung Cancer

2017 05 Feb

A study by the American Cancer Society shows that lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among current and former smokers in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk groups be screened. The findings published in JAMA Oncology highlight the need to educate clinicians and those at risk about lung cancer screening.See Also: New... Read more

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New Model Predicts Lung Cancer Risk in Light and Never Smokers

2016 07 Nov

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre have developed a personalized assessment tool, which can predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers.   While the majority of individuals diagnosed with lung cancer are smokers, as many as 20% of cases occur in non-smokers. Currently, however, there are no criteria to select... Read more