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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

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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 International Congress 2017 - European Respiratory Society

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