Posts in the “Other News Other News” category:

Medicare’s Puzzling Refusal to Cover Lung-Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 17th, 2014 |

If you could save thousands of lives, would you do it? That’s the question Medicare officials are now considering—whether to approve lung-cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries, which we estimate could save 14,000 lives each year in that group alone. Most patients are discovered with lung cancer at a stage already too late for a cure, […]

Richard Heimler Honored as June LUNGevity Hero

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action – fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research. […]

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a classic tearjerker

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 15th, 2014 |

“The Fault in Our Stars” is based on a novel of the same name written by John Green, a YouTuber-turned-author. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist, is suffering from thyroid and lung cancer when she begins attending a support group for cancer patients and meets Augustus Waters, a cancer patient who has been in remission for […]

The Search for Genes That Prevent Disease

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 29th, 2014 |

What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick? The X-Men’s mutations gave them superpowers. Telepathy. Flight. Teleportation. Some scientists believe that there may be some among us who have a superpower in our genes, too—the ability, against all odds, to stay healthy. Finding these people […]

Bronchial Gene Test Rules Out Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend Gene analysis of the bronchial airway could reduce unnecessary invasive testing for suspected cases of lung cancer, a study suggested. A 17-gene test for normal epithelial cells gathered on bronchoscopy boosted the ability of that procedure to rule out cancer, Duncan Whitney, PhD, […]

Liver, Pancreatic Cancers To Surpass Breast, Prostate as Leading Causes of Death

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 19th, 2014 |

Date: 5/19/14 Outlet Full Name: KETK NBC Author: No author By 2030, the top cancer killers in the United States will be lung, pancreas and liver, according to a new report published Monday in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal. Lung cancer is already the top killer overall, but pancreatic and liver cancer […]

Royle Family star Caroline Aherne battling lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Metro Author: N/A Caroline Aherne has revealed that she has been fighting lung cancer. The Royle Family star and Mrs Merton creator – who has previously battled bladder and eye cancer – had been keeping her illness secret but chose to speak out to support a £3.4million bid to […]

Second opinion changes diagnosis from incurable to curable cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 12th, 2014 |

Date: 5/12/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: N/A The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports the case of a woman diagnosed with advanced, incurable lung cancer, whose disease was in fact early stage, curable lung cancer with additional lung lesions due to a rare antibiotic side effect. When her primary lung tumor was surgically […]

Lung and Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 2nd, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung and Pancreatic Cancer on the Rise Date: 5/2/14 Outlet Full Name: Nursing Times Author: No author “Lung cancer will soon become the biggest cancer killer among women,” the Mail Online reports, while ITV News reveals that pancreatic cancer “poses [a] growing threat”. Both headlines are prompted by a study that has […]

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 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 […]