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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

Diagnosing Lung Consolidations With Ultrasound | News Brief

Lung ultrasounds appear to be a reliable alternative to chest x-rays for the bedside diagnosis of lung consolidations in patients with respiratory complaints, according to a study.

ASCO 2015 | News Brief

New research was presented at ASCO 2015, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago. The features below highlight

Including Emphysema in Lung Cancer Screening | News Brief

Lung cancer screening based solely on the National Lung Screening Trial criteria appears to miss a significant number of lung cancer cases, according to findings of an

AACR 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AACR 2015, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight some

Previous Respiratory Disease & Lung Cancer | Feature

Studies have suggested a relationship between previous respiratory diseases and a lung cancer diagnosis. Most of this research has been conducted in Asian populations and does not

A Look at Smoking Among Cancer Survivors | Feature

The 2014 Surgeon General’s Report concluded that smoking by cancer patients and survivors increases overall mortality, cancer- specific mortality, and risk for second primary cancers. Studies have

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