Lung Cancer

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

CME/CE: Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers

A meta-analysis suggests that targeted behavioral smoking cessation interventions appear to help HIV-infected smokers kick their habit. Patients who attend more sessions are more likely to succeed in quitting smoking.

Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers | Feature

A meta-analysis suggests that targeted behavioral smoking cessation interventions appear to help HIV-infected smokers kick their habit. Patients who attend more sessions are more likely to succeed in quitting smoking.

Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven By Multiple Genetic Changes | News Brief

A new UC San Francisco-led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation

Three New Lung Cancer Genetic Biomarkers Identified | News Brief

Both environmental and genetic risk factors contribute to development of lung cancer. Tobacco smoking is the most well-known environmental risk factor associated with lung cancer. A Dartmouth

Blood Test Can Predict Early Lung Cancer Prognosis | News Brief

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Taking a High-Priced Cancer Drug with a Low-Fat Meal Can Cut Cost by 75% | News Brief

Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective – and four times less expensive

Conference Highlights: ASCO 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ASCO 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, from June 3 to 7 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

CME: Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening | Feature

Experts have released a policy statement on the implementation of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice. The statement addresses steps that should be considered during the planning, implementation, and maintenance of LDCT screening programs.

Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening | Feature

Experts have released a policy statement on the implementation of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice. The statement addresses steps that should be considered during the planning, implementation, and maintenance of LDCT screening programs.

CME – Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

Comparing Incentive-Based Smoking Cessation Programs | News Brief

Smoking cessation programs that offer rewards appear to be more commonly accepted than those including refundable deposits, according to a study. Among patients assigned to reward-based programs,

Comparing Incentive-Based Smoking Cessation Programs | News Brief

Smoking cessation programs that offer rewards appear to be more commonly accepted than those including refundable deposits, according to a study. Among patients assigned to reward-based programs,

The High Healthcare Costs of Smoking | News Brief

Researchers in the United States estimate that nearly 9% of annual healthcare spending in 2010 could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170

Surgical Resection & NSCLC | News Brief

Among highly selected patients with stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), surgical resection appears to improve overall survival when used as a part of multimodality therapy.

The Impact of Smoking Among the Elderly | News Brief

Researchers have found that smoking appears to be a strong independent risk factor of cardiovascular events and mortality among patients aged 60 and older. The authors found

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