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Lung Cancer Screening Advances: Life-Saving Information the At-Risk Need to Know

Posted by James L. Mulshine, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Provost of Research, Rush University Medical Center on November 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Earlier this month, the big news about the 20% reduction in lung cancer in a high-risk population that took part in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has been widely covered by the media.  In the wake of the announced positive results of early detection of lung cancer with spiral CT scans, a number of commentators have commented on the potential harms of engaging in lung cancer screening. While there are critical issues that relate to the ...

Replication of Cancer Screening Program Helps New Community

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Suzanne Hoban Executive Director, Family Health Partnership Clinic ¡Celebremos la vida! Project Director Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on 25 successful years! We are so thrilled to have been a partner with this terrific organization since 2004. That year, Prevent Cancer funded a fledgling project in the rural northeastern portion of Illinois. ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Celebrate Life) at Family Health Partnership Clinic joined other successful ¡Celebremos la Vida! programs operating in the Washington, DC area since 1994. ...

Leading Cancer Organizations Urge Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Review

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on November 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation joined with the Lung Cancer Alliance and the American Legacy Foundation to send a letter to Carolyn M. Clancy M.D., the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), urging the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to take immediate action to change their current rating for CT scans. The USPSTF is an independent panel of primary care providers that publish “Recommendation Statements” on all cancer screenings. The USPSTF’s guidelines ...

CT Scans Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on November 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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This morning the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released the initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial, a large-scale, NCI-sponsored test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable stages. More than 53,000 people at high risk of developing lung cancer were screened by either chest X-ray or low-dose spiral CT scans.  The study found twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths among trial participants screened with low-dose spiral-CT. These ...