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CT in the Operating Room Allows More Precise Removal of Small Lung Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 30th, 2014 |

News Headline: CT in the Operating Room Allows More Precise Removal of Small Lung Cancers Date: 4/30/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276011.php A new technique that brings CT imaging into the operating room will allow surgeons to precisely demarcate and remove small sub-centimeter lung nodules, leaving as much healthy tissue […]

Asbestos- Linked Cancer Attacked With New Drug Targets

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 30th, 2014 |

News Headline: Asbestos- Linked Cancer Attacked With New Drug Targets Date: 4/30/14 Outlet Full Name: Bloomberg News Author: Allison Connely, Sonali Basak http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-30/asbestos-linked-cancer-attacked-with-new-drug-targets.html Heather Von St. James, 45, remembers her father, a demolition worker, coming home covered in dust and dirt. Still, she’d hug him each night and, sometimes, put on his coat and shoes […]

FDA approves Zykadia for late-stage lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014 Media Inquiries: Stephanie Yao, 301-796-0394, stephanie.yao@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA approves Zykadia for late-stage lung cancer Breakthrough therapy drug approved four months ahead of review completion goal date The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a certain […]

Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/LungCancer/45478 Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals, experts said. The number of centers identified by the […]

Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/LungCancer/45477?isalert=1&uun=g637293d1201R5758023u&utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-news&xid=NL_breakingnews_2014-04-29 A national registry for lung screening is on the table as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) weighs coverage Wednesday, but such a registry could amount to a delaying tactic that undermines life-saving […]

Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High- Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High- Volume Hospitals, Study Finds Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day Author: Robert Preidt http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/04/29/lung-cancer-surgery-may-be-safest-at-high-volume-hospitals-study-finds Major lung cancer surgery in the United States has become safer in recent decades, especially at hospitals that perform high numbers of these operations, a new study says. Researchers analyzed […]

Breath Analysis Offers Non- Invasive Method to Detect Early Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Breath Analysis Offers Non- Invasive Method to Detect Early Lung Cancer Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276054.php Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer. Preliminary data indicate that this promising noninvasive tool offers the […]

FDA Approves Zykadia for Late- Stage Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: FDA Approves Zykadia for Late- Stage Lung Cancer Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Author: No author http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm395299.htm Breakthrough therapy drug approved four months ahead of review completion goal date The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a certain type […]

New Study Helps to Explain Why Breast Cancer Often Spreads to the Lung

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 28th, 2014 |

News Headline: New Study Helps to Explain Why Breast Cancer Often Spreads to the Lung Date: 4/28/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/275991.php New research led by Alison Allan, PhD, a scientist at Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute, shows why breast cancer often spreads or metastasizes to the […]

The Silent Killer in Your Home

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 27th, 2014 |

News Headline: Radon: The Silent Killer in Your Home Date: 4/27/14 Outlet Full Name: USA Today Author: Mary Bowerman http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/27/radon-gas-lung-cancer/5464531/ Tobacco smoke in a home is easy to detect as it drifts through the air or leaves its odor in clothes or furniture. Its health toll is equally as obvious as the leading cause of […]