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CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths ... But Among Whom?

(MedPage Today) -- Question of best population to screen remains contentious
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Conclusions This review demonstrates that a community-based program can approximate the results of the National Lung Screening Trial in detecting early lung cancers. Further study of the adherence phenomenon is essential.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In case of suspicious lymph nodes on computed tomography (CT) or fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), advanced tumour size or central tumour location in patients with suspected non-small ...
Source: BMC Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Examining several radiologic features of lung nodules on CT scans enabled radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
We present a lung cancer case in which definite characterization of a rare adrenal hemangioma with CT, PET, and MRI avoided unnecessary adrenal sampling.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
Conclusions Embolization is an effective and safe treatment of lung tumors with pulmonary arterial bleeding.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has drafted a new research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Background: Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death. About 80% of patients are diagnosed at stage III in the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is extremely important to understand the progression of this disease which has low survival times despite the advancing treatment modalities. We aimed to investigate the relationship between early tumor shrinkage (ETS) after initial concurrent chemoradiotherapy (C-CRT) and survival outcome in patients with stage III (NSCLC). Methods: A retrospective review of 103 patients with stage III NSCLC who had received C-CRT from January 2006 to October 2011 was perform...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
Three years ago, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography as a covered Medicare benefit for patients meeting certain criteria. The measure opened up the door for companies like Salt Lake City, UT-based ProLung  hoping to take part in the lung cancer detection market. The company’s test uses volume-averaging bioconductance technology to measure the difference in conductivity between malignant and benign lung tissue. The data is analyzed to produce a personalized and predictive score indicating ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news
We present the case of a patient who was treated for the postoperative recurrence of lung cancer that was later proven by biopsy to be a second lung cancer. It is possible that cases of a second cancer, like ours, are overlooked because they are incorrectly classified as postoperative recurrences of lung cancer based on the clinical course and imaging findings. However, when we encounter a case of suspected postoperative recurrence, we should also consider that it could be a second lung cancer.
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In the United States alone, one of four cancer deaths occur from lung cancer. There are now over 220,000 new cases of lung cancer and more than 155,000 deaths, and over 8 million high-risk individuals. Early detection significantly improves survival of this disease, however a  lack of lung cancer screenings and analysis precludes fast results at a low cost. Low-dose computer tomography (LD-CT) is the current standard, however it suffers from low sensitivity and specificity (55 and 81%, respectively) and can miss occult cancer (false negative) or incorrectly diagnose c ancer when it is not there (false positi...
Source: NIH OTT Licensing Opportunities - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
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