Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell

NCCN Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for People at High Risk (12-6-2011)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—a not-for-profit alliance of 21 cancer centers—has released guidelines for lung cancer screening. The guidelines recommend screening with helical low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for selected patients... Continue Reading

Screening with Chest X-Rays Does Not Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (11-2-2011)

Results from the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial provide convincing evidence that using chest x-rays to screen for lung cancer does not reduce lung cancer deaths. These results were published in the Journal of the... Continue Reading

“Electronic Nose” May Help Screen for Lung Cancer (08-16-2011)

Although still in investigative stages, the electronic nose (eNose) may help to screen for lung cancer among individuals at a high risk of developing lung cancer. These results were recently presented the 14th annual World Conference on Lung Cancer sponsored... Continue Reading

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women (07-28-2011)

Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater insight into height and cancer risk may... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Screening with Spiral CT Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths (07-7-2011)

Among people with a history of heavy smoking, screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (spiral CT) scans reduced lung cancer mortality by 20%. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause... Continue Reading

Strong Link Between Smoking and Common Cancers in Women (06-3-2011)

Women who are at increased risk of breast cancer may further increase their risk if they smoke. Smoking was also linked with an increased risk of lung and colon cancers. These findings will be presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types (01-4-2011)

Daily use of aspirin may reduce the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, colorectal, and esophageal cancers. These findings were reported in The Lancet. Some studies have suggested that use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scan May Reduce Deaths (11-15-2010)

Screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (spiral CT) scans may reduce deaths from lung cancer among smokers. These findings were recently released by the National Cancer Institute. CT scanning is being studied as a screening tool for lung cancer.... Continue Reading

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