Search Tag: lung cancer

Executive Health Management

Rotating Night Shifts Increase Risk of CVD and Lung Cancer

2015 08 Jan

According to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, there is a possibility of increased risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer in nurses working rotating night shifts. Night shift work has previously been associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the WHO, night shift work... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Bisphosphonates May Prevent Breast, Lung and Colon Cancers

2014 08 Dec

According to new studies led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, bisphosphonates may prevent certain kinds of lung, breast and colon cancers. The studies have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) .   The studies show that bisphosphonates can block the abnormal growth signals that... Read more

IMAGING Management

Advanced Image Processing for CT Lung Screening

2014 06 Oct

According to a study published online in American Journal of Roentgenology , there is a need to incorporate advanced image-processing techniques and additional display methods as they could play a role in the early detection of lung cancer during annual screenings. The study was conducted by Dong Ming Xu, MD and colleagues from the Department... Read more

IMAGING Management

Low-Dose CT Beats X-Ray in Lung Cancer Detection

2014 05 Sep

Ultra-low-dose computed tomography (CT) technology worked better than x-ray examination in detecting lung cancer, according to results of a pilot study conducted in Norway. Researchers tried to determine which imaging modality works best for the diagnosis of lung cancer by evaluating both x-ray images and ultra-low-dose CT scans of a small sample of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Noninvasive Imaging Detects Genetic Mutations In Lung Cancer

2014 05 Jul

A recent study has found that patients with lung cancer could benefit from a high-tech, noninvasive imaging analysis called quantitative computed tomography based texture analysis (QTA). The new method was shown to be a safe alternative to surgical biopsy, which can be dangerous for lung cancer patients. QTA has the ability to non-invasively detect... Read more

IMAGING Management

Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening For High Risk Smokers

2014 08 Jun

Age and habitual cigarette use factor into the risk assessment for lung cancer in former and current smokers. The implementation of a screening program, which utilises a state-of-the-art prediction model, can be more efficient for the identification of those with a risk high enough to warrant costly and potentially invasive imaging investigations.... Read more

IMAGING Management

COCIR Raises Awareness of Industry Achievements on World Cancer Day 2014

2014 04 Feb

Today is World Cancer Day 2014 and COCIR, the non-profit trade association of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry,  wants to take this opportunity to raise awareness of what our sector is contributing to the fight against cancer by providing solutions for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of this devastating,... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Cancer Day: Why it’s Crucial to Debunk Cancer Myths

2014 04 Feb

Cancer Myths: Why it’s Crucial to Debunk Them With one third of all cancer cases being potentially preventable, it’s very important to know the signs and symptoms of cancer  4th February 2014 is World Cancer Day, an opportunity for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise one voice in improving general knowledge surrounding... Read more

IMAGING Management

Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer Potentially Leading to Overdiagnosis

2013 10 Dec

According to a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, it appears that more than 18% of all lung cancers discovered by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) seemed to correspond to an overdiagnosis. In recent clinical trials LDCT has proven to be an effective screening tool in some patients, however several of the tumors it detects may... Read more

Executive Health Management

Outdoor Air Pollution Classified as Major Environmental Contributor to Fatal Cancer by IARC

2013 24 Oct

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the dedicated cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, has in a recent statement classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.   The IARC Monographs Programme gathered the world’s foremost experts in order to review the latest 1000 scientific papers... Read more