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Weekly News

Weekly news updates are currently posted on the Internet site and sent out via e-blast to provide up-to-date information on what has been covered in the news regarding lung cancer in the previous week.  Topics include all stories related to lung cancer as well as personal stories and events.

Week ending September 14, 2014

Chest Radiation Ups Survival in Small-Cell Lung Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO ― “Patients with advanced small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) ― a disease associated with a notoriously poor prognosis ― had improved long-term survival when radiation therapy to the chest was added to standard treatment, according to a phase 3, randomized clinical trial presented here at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th Annual Meeting.”


Evidence Mounts Supporting Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

“The stockpile of evidence confirming — and reconfirming — the lifesaving value of lung cancer screening continues to grow.”


West Penn Hospital Offers Free Lung Cancer Screening

Pittsburgh – “With the hopes of catching lung cancer in its earlier, more curable stages, West Penn Hospital, is offering a free screening program for those at risk.”


Family finds ‘Joy’ while going through chemotherapy

Lung cancer patient Carla Willson and daughters cope with treatment regimen through Operation Choose Joy

“When Carla Willson’s lung cancer returned after six years of remission, her family was devastated.”


Multicore Computing helps Fight Lung Cancer, Speeds CT Image Processing

ANN ARBOR — “A new $1.9 million study at the University of Michigan seeks to make low-dose computed tomography scans a viable screening technique by speeding up the image reconstruction from half an hour or more to just five minutes. The advance could be particularly important for fighting lung cancers, as symptoms often appear too late for effective treatment.”


FAMU Receives $1.3M NIH Grant To Support Innovative Cancer Treatment Research

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – “Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has received a $1,351,400 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support groundbreaking research that is poised to uncover a more direct and effective method for treating lung cancer.”


Local providers team up to offer free lung cancer screenings

“A trio of Central Oregon medical providers is teaming up to offer free lung cancer screenings in an effort to detect the disease early and potentially save lives.”


UC Lung Cancer Screening Network

“The UC Lung Cancer Screening Network (UC-LCSN) is an innovative, multi-campus collaboration that will advance early detection research and education opportunities throughout the UC system while demonstrating patient value.”


Lung Cancer May Be Detected With a Thermometer

Detecting lung cancer may be as simple of taking the temperature of your exhaled breath, say researchers

“In the continuing effort to find less invasive ways of detecting lung cancer, scientists from Italy announced that your breath’s temperature could be a giveaway of tumors within.”



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