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New Clinical Study Aims to Investigate the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 23rd, 2014 |

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Puts Spotlight on Lung Cancer in Young Adults SAN CARLOS, CA (July 23, 2014) — The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today launched a new study, the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer, to understand why lung cancer occurs in young adults, who quite often are athletic, never smokers and… Read More

Gene tests ‘critical’ for diagnosing lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 21st, 2014 |

A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers in Hong Kong are being afflicted with the disease. A leading respiratory diseases researcher at the University of Hong Kong said this yesterday, noting that 60 per cent of sufferers seen by the university’s department of medicine did not get… Read More

Fighting cancer with a pink and green powerboat

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 21st, 2014 |

See that pink and green boat with wings, roaring up the course? That boat is helping save lives. The boat, Early Detection, is a platform for the promotion of the life-saving benefits of the early testing and the early detection of cancer. But it also offers to anyone who’s ever wanted to drive a powerboat… Read More

NFL Linebacker Chris Draft To Attend Day At The Races

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 18th, 2014 |

The event takes place at Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1 PM – 6 PM. Ms. Flannery, a longtime star on “The Bold and The Beautiful,” participated in a lung cancer storyline on the series, which was recognized for its sensitive and… Read More

Oncology hospitalist field is small, but growing

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 17th, 2014 |

Have you met an oncology hospitalist yet? If you haven’t, you probably will soon. The latest offshoot of hospital medicine aims to take all the strengths of the hospitalist movement – increased efficiency and improved quality and safety – and apply them to inpatient cancer care. While there is no typical oncology-hospitalist program, most manage… Read More

Model Puts Price Tag on Medicare Lung Ca CT Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 17th, 2014 |

If Medicare follows the recommendation of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to screen patients at high risk for lung cancer using computed tomography (CT), the price tag would be a $3 per month premium increase per Medicare member, but the percentage of cancers found at a localized stage in those patients would… Read More

Bay Area CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 17th, 2014 |

It’s called the “ice bucket challenge” and it’s a hot trend right now on the internet. Scott Santarella, CEO of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, was ready for the challenge. Here’s how it works: A person is videotaped getting dumped with ice water and then challenges three friends to do the same thing…. Read More

Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

Berkeley, undaunted by abandoned efforts in San Francisco, is attempting to become the first city in the nation to require retailers to put stickers on cell phone packaging warning people that the devices may emit cancer-causing radiation. City officials say they have learned from San Francisco’s similar attempt in 2010, which ended two years later… Read More

“As a young lung cancer patient, I had to find my own path”: Fighting stage IV with full force

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often rare diseases share their unique stories; this month’s bonus column comes from patient advocate Emily Bennett Taylor. When I was diagnosed… Read More

UCSF Medical Center Makes Best Hospital List

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

San Francisco’s UCSF Medical Center cracked the Top 10 of a list of the country’s best hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. The 650-bed hospital ranked 8th. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, topped the magazine’s list. The clinic led the annual rankings for the first time. Massachusetts General Hospital in… Read More