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USA: Lung cancer screening low despite USPSTF recommendations

2018 22 May

New research highlights the need for more efforts to promote lung cancer screening, as only 1.9 percent of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016. The study is the first to examine lung cancer screening rates since the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued screening recommendations... Read more

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Low-dose CT screening important in reducing lung cancer deaths

2018 27 Feb

About 1.6 million people die of lung cancer each year, making it the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. The poor outcomes of treatment in lung cancer resulting from the fact that most cases are diagnosed in the advanced stage of the disease justify the implementation of an optimal lung cancer prevention in the form of smoking cessation... Read more

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The answer to noninvasive biomarker development in lung cancer

2017 28 Nov

During an overcrowded exhilarating session on Monday 27th November at the RSNA 2017 Congress in Chicago, Dr. Hugo Aerts, from Harvard University in Cambridge, explained to delegates that artificial intelligence (AI) is indeed playing a pivotal role in the development of new imaging biomarkers for lung cancer.   A key topic of interest... Read more

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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... 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.... 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... 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 Nodules The 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... 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... Read more