Posts in the “CT Scan CT Scan” category:

Lung Cancer: CT Screening Ready, Patients Not So Much

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 3rd, 2013 |

News Headline:  Lung Cancer: CT Screening Ready, Patients Not So Much Date:  12/3/13 Outlet Full Name: MedPage Author: Ed Susman http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/RSNA/43217 CHICAGO – Most of the leading academic centers are operating CT-based lung cancer screening programs – and embedded in that screening is a smoking cessation program, researchers reported here. Of the 21 leading academic centers identified […]

Health Matters: Scanning for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 7th, 2013 |

News Headline: Health Matters: Scanning for lung cancer Date:  10/7/13 Outlet Full Name: NBC Author Name: Amy Oshier http://www.nbc-2.com/story/23622472/health-matters-scanning-for-lung-cancer#.UlLpc9JJNks FORT MYERS, FL – Lung cancer- it’s the most lethal of cancers. Not because of its nature but because it’s commonly picked up later. “Most patients when they present with symptoms have later stage disease and the likelihood […]

Healthy Living: Lung Cancer Screenings in High Risk Patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 17th, 2013 |

News Headline: Healthy Living: Lung Cancer Screenings in High Risk Patients Date: 9/17/13 Outlet Full Name: WABI-TV Author Name: Dr. Joan Marie Pellegrini http://wabi.tv/2013/09/17/healthy-living-lung-cancer-screenings-high-risk-patients/ Several years ago the National Cancer Institute funded a large trial looking at screening for lung cancer in high-risk patients and the results have been recently released.  High risk was defined […]

Reducing death by lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 1st, 2013 |

News Headline: Reducing death by lung cancer Date: 9/1/13 Outlet Full Name:  Seacoast Online Author Name: Karen Dandurant http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130901-LIFE-309010310 PORTSMOUTH — A government agency is recommending annual lung cancer screenings for high-risk patients, saying studies indicate it may reduce by 20 percent the mortality rate for this too often deadly disease. Currently, a diagnosis of […]

FRONTLINE CANCER: Lung cancer screening guidelines can save lives

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 27th, 2013 |

News Headline: FRONTLINE CANCER: Lung cancer screening guidelines can save lives Date: 8/27/13 Outlet Full Name: La Jolla Light Author Name: Schott M. Lippman http://www.lajollalight.com/2013/08/28/frontline-cancer-lung-cancer-screening-guidelines-can-save-lives/ Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, killing more people than all other cancers combined. Several factors make it so lethal. For one thing, lung cancer is the second […]

OncoGenex Announces that the Spruce Clinical Trial Evaluating OGX-427 is Now Open for Enrollment

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 1st, 2013 |

Date: 8/1/13 Outlet Full Name: PharmaLive Author Name: Jaime Welch OncoGenex Announces that the Spruce™ Clinical Trial Evaluating OGX-427 in Combination with Chemotherapy in Advanced Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is Now Open for Enrollment The ORCA™ Program Continues to Expand with Patient Enrollment Now Open for First Phase 2 Trial of OGX-427 in Non-Small […]

Patients at highest risk for lung cancer benefitted most from low-dose CT screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 30th, 2013 |

Date: 7/30/2013 Outlet Full Name: Healio Patients at the highest risk for lung cancer derived considerable benefit from low-dose CT screening, but the screening method prevented very few deaths among patients at lowest risk for the disease, according to study results. “These findings provide empirical support for risk-based targeting of smokers for such screening,” the […]

Baylor Expands Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2013 |

fendi belts Baylor Dallas and Baylor Plano Monday began offering low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scans for high-risk patients who are referred by their physician and meet certain criteria. Baylor Irving has been doing so since last fall, and expanded the service this week despite the fact that patient volume has been low in Irving. There […]

Healthier Me: Catching Lung Cancer Early

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2013 |

Are you worried you could have lung cancer? A new CT scan at Sanford health can help find tumors before you even have symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms typically do not occur until the cancer is already advanced, so early detection is key when it comes to saving lives. The scan looks like any other and […]