Lung Cancer

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Mirada Medical and Optellum Debut AI-Based Lung Cancer Diagnosis Solution at RSNA 2017
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 — Optellum, a high-tech startup in lung cancer and machine learning, and Mirada Medical recently...
Integration of Smoking Cessation Within CT Lung Cancer Screenings Shows Life-Saving Results
News | Lung Cancer | October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017 — A study that integrated robust smoking cessation programs into an organized low-dose computed...
NIH Clinical Center Releases 100,000-Plus Chest X-ray Datasets to Scientific Community
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center recently released over 100,000 anonymized...
CompleWare and Vida Announce Joint Marketing Agreement for Respiratory Trials
News | Lung Cancer | October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 — CompleWare and Vida recently announced a joint marketing agreement promoting complementary...
Biomarker Blood Test Predicts Survival Following Localized Lung Cancer Treatment
News | Lung Cancer | September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that a blood test to detect cancer may predict treatment outcomes for...
Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy May Dramatically Improve Survival for Advanced-Stage NSCLC Patients
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017 — Combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell...
Long-Term Survival Rates More Than Double Previous Estimates for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017 — Long-term results of a phase III clinical trial indicate survival rates for patients receiving...
Matrix Analytics Beginning Validation of Deep Learning Lung CT Tools
News | Lung Cancer | September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 — Matrix Analytics announced it will clinically validate its LungDirect deep learning and predictive...
20/20 GeneSystems Launches AI-Based Lung Cancer Detection Technology in China
Technology | Lung Cancer | August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017 — 20/20 GeneSystems Inc. recently released in China what is believed to be the world’s first machine...
The American Lung Association created LUNG FORCE, a national movement to defeat lung cancer
News | Lung Cancer | August 02, 2017
To raise public awareness of lung cancer — the leading cancer killer of men and women — the American Lung Association's...
Fujitsu Develops AI-Based Technology to Retrieve Similar Disease Cases in CT Inspections

Newly developed technology to retrieve similar cases. Image courtesy of Fujitsu.

News | Artificial Intelligence | June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced development of a technology to retrieve similar disease cases from...
ASTRO Issues Guideline for Stereotactic Radiation Use in Early-Stage Lung Cancer
Feature | Lung Cancer | June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently issued a new clinical guideline for the...
ClearRead CT Nearing 50 Installations Milestone
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017 — Riverain Technologies announced that it is now processing data from nearly 50 computed tomography (CT)...
Third Annual Data Science Bowl Winners Advance Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
News | Lung Cancer | May 09, 2017
May 9, 2017 — Management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and data science company Kaggle recently announced the...
A low-dose lung CT scan can be used to help detect mesothelioma.

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. The term...
Men Need More Frequent Lung Cancer Screening Than Women
News | Lung Cancer | May 02, 2017
May 2, 2017 — Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women, according to research presented at the European...
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
April 5, 2017 — Researchers have used positron emission tomography (PET) to successfully identify genetic cell...
lung cancer recurrence, biomarker blood test, CT scans, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, clinical study
News | Lung Cancer | March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 — Results from a prospective clinical trial showed a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able...
proton therapy, recurrent lung cancer, clinical study, IMPT, 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium
News | Proton Therapy | March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 — A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered...
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
March 22, 2017 — Samsung NeuroLogica announced that its portable computed tomography (CT) technology will be included...