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Study Using Comprehensive Genomic Tumor Testing to Match Lung Cancer Patients with Targeted Therapies Transforms Care (May 22, 2014)

Data Supports Routine Tumor Genotyping for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancers; May Improve Survival New data from a study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians that used targeted therapy for patients... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Scan May Lead to Overdiagnosis (December 26, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scan may lead to overdiagnosis, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 14, 2013)

November 14, 2014 Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of lung cancer programs for national lung cancer awareness month. As the month of November brings lung... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals (August 23, 2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related... Continue Reading

Dr. Jackman from Dana-Farber Provides Guest Moderation in CancerConnect Lung Cancer Community (June 27, 2013)

CancerConnect partnered with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a lung cancer expert, David M. Jackman, MD, who answered questions and relayed important information... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (April 24, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

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Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Scan May Lead to Overdiagnosis (December 26, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scan may lead to overdiagnosis, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. The disease... Continue Reading

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 14, 2013)

November 14, 2014 Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of lung cancer programs for national lung cancer awareness month. As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public... Continue Reading

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals (August 23, 2013)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related deaths. This is a grade B draft recommendation. Lung... Continue Reading

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (April 24, 2013)

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

Female Lung Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Some Areas (July 3, 2012)

Lung cancer deaths are on the rise among young and middle-aged white women, mainly in the South and the Midwest, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and... Continue Reading

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National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 14, 2013)

November 14, 2014 Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of lung cancer programs for national lung cancer awareness month. As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public... Continue Reading

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation May Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 14, 2011)

Radiation to the brain prior to detectable spread of cancer to the brain improved survival in patients with both early- and late-stage small cell lung cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Clinical... Continue Reading

Most Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer Keep Their Jobs (April 14, 2010)

Among people diagnosed with nonmetastatic lung or colorectal cancer, the majority return to work, according to a study recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Those who do leave the workforce tend to have worse prognoses and lower socioeconomic... Continue Reading

Smoking Cessation After Lung Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival (February 11, 2010)

Quitting smoking after a diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death. These results were published in the British Medical Journal. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with... Continue Reading

November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 4, 2009)

As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated lung cancer information... Continue Reading

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National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 14, 2013)

November 14, 2014 Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of lung cancer programs for national lung cancer awareness month. As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public... Continue Reading

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer (November 28, 2012)

Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Thoracic... Continue Reading

Factors Affecting Quality of Life at the End of Life (July 20, 2012)

For people with advanced cancer, quality of life at the end of life—sometimes referred to as “a good death”—may have less to do with medical treatment and more to do with a therapeutic alliance with their physicians, according to the results of... Continue Reading

Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation May Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer (June 14, 2011)

Radiation to the brain prior to detectable spread of cancer to the brain improved survival in patients with both early- and late-stage small cell lung cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Clinical... Continue Reading

Some Patients with Advanced Cancer Continue Screening (October 22, 2010)

A significant proportion of patients with advanced cancers continue to undergo cancer screening, even though screening is unlikely to benefit these patients. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cancer... Continue Reading

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Study Using Comprehensive Genomic Tumor Testing to Match Lung Cancer Patients with Targeted Therapies Transforms Care (May 22, 2014)

Data Supports Routine Tumor Genotyping for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancers; May Improve Survival New data from a study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians that used targeted therapy for patients with the most common type of lung cancer has... Continue Reading

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 14, 2013)

November 14, 2014 Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of lung cancer programs for national lung cancer awareness month. As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public... Continue Reading

Xgeva Improves Survival Over Zometa in Advanced Lung Cancer (November 28, 2012)

Patients with advanced lung cancer experienced modest improvement in survival when they received bone-targeted therapy with Xgeva® (denosumab) instead of Zometa® (zoledronic acid), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Thoracic... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 4, 2009)

As the month of November brings lung cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated lung cancer information... Continue Reading

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