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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 July 20, 2014


Model Puts Price Tag on Medicare Lung Ca CT Screening

Chicago—“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 double, according to a mathematical modeling study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting (abstract 6501).”


Roswell Park genetic test for cancer receives state approval

“A novel diagnostic test from Roswell Park Cancer Institute that promises personalized treatment for cancer patients based on an analysis of their genes has received approval from the state Health Department, the cancer center announced Friday.”


Alaskan Mom Comes To Colorado For Cancer Treatment

AURORA, Colo (CBS4) – “A new mom from Alaska also has a new diagnosis of lung cancer.

Tabitha Morgan travels from her home in Alaska to Aurora every three weeks for cancer treatment. Morgan told CBS4 she feels the doctors at the University of Colorado Cancer Center give her the best shot of living long enough to raise her baby.”


Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine

“Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned surgeon and leader in lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mesothelioma treatment, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as professor of surgery and the inaugural chief of the new division of general thoracic surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.”

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