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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

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Lung Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

2016 01 Aug

Findings of a trial led by Cardiff University researchers show that lung cancer screening could significantly reduce deaths in high risk groups without causing unnecessary stress typically associated with medical tests.  The study is published in Thorax. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the UK. Approximately three quarters... Read more

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BIR/Bayer ‘Make it Better’ Service Award prize 2016 presented at UKRC 2016

2016 30 Jun

The introduction of image-guided lung biopsies using an early discharge protocol means a more cost effective and improved service for patients with suspected lung cancer   A team which has developed a new system to accelerate and improve early diagnosis of lung cancer, a first for the UK,  has won the BIR/Bayer Make it Better Award which was presented... Read more

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ERS 2017 Meeting

2016 18 May

The European Respiratory Society (ERS; www.ersnet.org) is an international organisation that brings together physicians, healthcare professionals, scientists and other experts working in respiratory medicine. We are one of the leading medical organisations in the respiratory field, with a growing membership representing over 140 countries worldwide... Read more

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Computed Tomography with Computer-Aided Detection for Lung Cancer Screening

2016 05 Jan

Several medical societies recommend annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for certain individuals at high risk. However, the value of adding computer-aided detection to improve LDCT screening accuracy remains unclear.Executive Summary: ECRI Perspectives In June 2011, the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) National... Read more

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More Precise Lung Cancer Imaging, Radiation Results

2015 31 Dec

To improve precision of lung cancer imaging, researchers have developed a new technique that uses mathematical modelling to capture images of a patient's lung when it is depressed — the stage that offers the best picture of a cancerous site.The new approach monitors respiratory gating, or a patient's motion breath-by-breath, and uses the data collected... Read more

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RSNA15: Subsolid Lung Nodules Pose Greater Cancer Risk to Women than Men

2015 24 Nov

A certain type of lung nodule visible on lung cancer screening CT exams is associated with a higher risk of lung cancer for women than men, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2015) in Chicago. Researchers reviewed data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST),... Read more


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