Lung Cancer

Third Annual Data Science Bowl Winners Advance Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
News | Lung Cancer | May 09, 2017

Management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and data science company Kaggle recently announced the winners of the...

low-dose lung CT scan

An example of a low-dose CT scan of the lungs, showing lung cancer. Image courtesy of Toshiba.

Feature | Lung Cancer | May 05, 2017 | Alison Grimes

The term mesothelioma was coined in 1909, just a few years after the introduction of medical X-ray imaging.

Men Need More Frequent Lung Cancer Screening Than Women
News | Lung Cancer | May 02, 2017

May 2, 2017 — Men need more frequent lung...

FDG-PET, cell mutations, lung cancer patients, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, Journal of Nuclear Medicine study

From left to right are patients with EGFR mutation, KRAS mutation, and EGFR– and KRAS– tumors, respectively. Stage I and III tumors are shown in the top and bottom rows, respectively. Arrows indicate the locations of the lung tumors. Credit: Stephen S.F. Yip, Ph.D., and Hugo Aerts, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston; John Kim, M.D., University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.

News | PET Imaging | April 05, 2017

Researchers have used positron emission tomography (PET) to successfully identify genetic cell mutations that can...

lung cancer recurrence, biomarker blood test, CT scans, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, clinical study
News | Lung Cancer | March 28, 2017

Results from a prospective clinical trial showed a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect lung...

proton therapy, recurrent lung cancer, clinical study, IMPT, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium
News | Proton Therapy | March 24, 2017

A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible...

moblie lung CT unit, first in the U.S., Carolinas, Levine Cancer Institute, Samsung NeuroLogica, BodyTom CT scanner
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 22, 2017

Samsung NeuroLogica announced that its portable computed tomography (CT) technology will be included in Carolinas...

lung cancer, radiation therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, clinical study
News | Lung Cancer | March 22, 2017

An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (...

SBRT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, early-stage lung cancer, patients 80 and older, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, study
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | March 20, 2017

Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early-stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely...

lung cancer screening, patient education, low dose computed tomography, LDCT scan, Chest journal study, counseling, shared decision-making
News | Lung Cancer | March 15, 2017

A new study in the journal Chest determined that a structured prescreening counseling and shared decision-making...

FDG PET/CT, lung cancer, radiation therapy, AJR study, American Journal of Roentgenology
News | Lung Cancer | March 13, 2017

FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is a valuable imaging tool for treatment assessment of...

lung cancer screening, low dose computed tomography, LDCT, current and former smokers, JAMA Oncology study
News | Lung Cancer | February 10, 2017

Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015, despite...

EGFR mutant lung cancer, brain metastases, order of treatment, radiation therapy, EGFR-directed drugs, Journal of Clinical Oncology study
News | Lung Cancer | February 09, 2017

February 9, 2017 — A study published in the...

lung cancer screening, computed tomography, CT, screening criteria, PLOS Medicine study
News | Lung Cancer | February 08, 2017

Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a population level,...

lung cancer screening, community setting, challenges, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 53rd Annual Meeting
News | Lung Cancer | January 25, 2017

Implementing lung cancer screening as a high-quality preventive health service in a community setting is feasible,...

lung cancer screening, artificial intelligence, third annual Data Science Bowl, Booz Allen Hamilton, Kaggle
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 16, 2017

Management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton  and data analytics company Kaggle recently announced that the third...

Videos | RSNA 2016 | December 19, 2016

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the...

non-small-cell lung cancer, NSCLC, SBRT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, Roswell Park study, ASTRO 2016, dose
News | Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2016

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a specialized and highly targeted method of delivering radiotherapy,...

early-stage lung cancer, racial gap, NCI, ACCURE intervention trial, treatment rates, ASTRO 2016
News | Radiation Therapy | September 29, 2016

New research suggests enhanced, culturally-competent communication with early-stage lung cancer patients can narrow...

News | Radiation Therapy | September 27, 2016

Survival rates for elderly patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small...

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