Lung Cancer

Are lung cancer survivors getting too many costly scans for no reason? Study suggests so

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 09:45

A new study suggests that one approach to watching for a cancer’s return is being inappropriately used at many hospitals. And it isn’t helping patients survive longer, the research shows.

Tool helps patients, providers decide if lung cancer screening is warranted

Date Visible: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:00

A new study shows that a web-based app is effective at improving patient's knowledge about lung cancer and screening. The app offers personalized recommendations to help people determine if they are right for lung cancer screening.

Lung screening guidelines improve on study findings

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:15

A set of guidelines developed to help standardized lung cancer screening would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a new retrospective study.

Medicare approves lung cancer screening coverage

Date Visible: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:30

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have finalized coverage guidelines for lung cancer screening with CT scans for people at high-risk of developing lung cancer. Coverage goes into effect immediately.

Lung cancer clues found in downstream pathway

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 14:00

A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center sheds light on the KRAS pathway with a potential target that might have more success at stopping lung cancer growth.

Researchers discover new genetic anomalies in lung cancer

Date Visible: 
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:45

By analyzing the DNA and RNA of lung cancers, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients whose tumors contained a large number of gene fusions had worse outcomes than patients with fewer gene fusions.

Medicare approves lung cancer screening coverage

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 08:45

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced Monday that lung cancer screening with CT scans will be covered for people at high-risk of developing lung cancer. The decision includes requirements to ensure quality and safety.

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