Navigation Links
Screening could avert 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States
Date:2/24/2013

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers has the potential to avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. That is the conclusion of a new analysis published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. By providing a national estimate of potentially avertable lung cancer deaths, the study will help policy makers better understand the possible benefits of LDCT lung cancer screening.

Despite substantial decreases in smoking prevalence, there are still 43 million Americans who are current smokers. If these smokers continue to smoke, half of them will die of smoking-related diseases including lung cancer; however, detecting lung cancer at an early stage can help prevent deaths.

The National Lung Screening Trial conducted from 2002 through 2009 found that, compared with chest x-ray, LDCT screening reduces lung cancer deaths by about 20 percent among current and former (quit within 15 years) smokers aged 55 to 74 years who have smoked at least 30 pack-years. (This equates to one pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years).

Based on information from this trial combined with the US population size and other data, Jiemin Ma, PhD, of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and his colleagues concluded that in 2010, approximately 8.6 million Americans were eligible for LDCT screening for lung cancer according to the criteria used in the trial. When they combined this finding with information on lung cancer death rates, they estimated that if all screening-eligible Americans were to receive LDCT screening, approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths would be delayed or prevented each year in the United States.

"Our findings provide a better understanding of the national-level impact of LDCT screening, which has the potential to save thousands of lives per year," said Dr
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Wiley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children
2. Researchers at St. Michaels Hospital test tool for screening cancer patients for malnutrition
3. Prostate-specific antigen screening: Values and techniques shape decisions
4. Combining plasma screening methods better identifies diagnostic and therapeutic targets
5. New criteria for automated preschool vision screening
6. Phone and mailed interventions significantly increase colorectal cancer screening rates
7. Stigma stymies prostate cancer screening, treatment in Ghana
8. Cancer expert remains to be convinced by breast screening review
9. Task Force Urges Routine Screening of Women for Domestic Violence
10. ShapeMed - http://www.ShapeMed.com - Offers Testosterone Screening for Men in Georgia
11. Cervical cancer screening in less-developed areas should be tailored to local conditions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/26/2014)... German scientists say carbon-based synthetic molecules used in ... looks and acts similar to asbestos-induced mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma ... Click here to read it now. , ... Medicine in Hannover injected 500 lab rats with multi-walled ... developed mesothelioma , how quickly it developed appeared ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 Loffler Companies has ... Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication ... is the sixth consecutive year Loffler has earned this ... , The Elite Dealer Awards honor the best and ... year’s Elite Dealer honorees were chosen for their innovative ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Senior Planning Services, providing “expert guidance ... organization providing the adult demographic education and access ... navigate the rough seas of applying for Medicaid. Part ... the topic of Medicaid eligibility and proper planning, while ... applying for this coverage. , Senior Planning Services ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 Call 866-997-4948 (Us-Canada ... or email the details on sales(at)researchmoz(dot)us , Researchmoz.us ... drug discovery market 2014" with deep study of the ... result of high blood sugar. The global glucose monitoring ... to the growing number of diabetics in the world. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 Louisiana Back Institute, ... specialists in minimally invasive spine surgery, announces today ... the rapidly growing provider network of orthopedic spine ... coincides with the network’s continuing success providing the ... Louisiana residents who are suffering from orthopedic spine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Multi-walled Nanotubes Linked to Mesothelioma in New Study, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Loffler Companies Recognized as an Elite Dealer for Sixth Consecutive Year 2Health News:Senior Planning Services Teams Up with SeniorNet To Educate Seniors On Medicaid Planning 2Health News:Latest Report on Diabetes Market 2014 - Global Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast by Researchmoz.us 2Health News:Latest Report on Diabetes Market 2014 - Global Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast by Researchmoz.us 3Health News:Louisiana Back Institute Welcomes Dr. K. Samer Shamieh into Medical Provider Network 2
... -- Among those who served in U.S. military operations ... to a psychiatric condition, nonmilitary members were more likely ... shows. , Nonmilitary personnel -- including diplomats, private contractors ... 50 percent of U.S. personnel serving in Iraq and ...
... Elsevier / MEDai, a leading provider of advanced clinical ... latest version of Pinpoint Review, its real-time, clinical surveillance ... expanded set of clinical watch triggers, expanded core measure ... of Stay Prediction and Mortality Prediction. "Hospitals ...
... -- The number of mountain bike-related injuries in the United ... than 23,000 in 1995 to just over 10,000 in 2007, ... of a combination of factors, said the researchers at the ... in Columbus, Ohio. "While some of the decline may ...
... , SATURDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Winter couch potatoes ... at risk for injury if they don,t take the proper ... Before you begin an exercise program or new sport, you ... weight and cardiovascular fitness, advised Dr. Anders Cohen, chief of ...
... Lipson HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Feb. 11 ... may offer some patients long-lasting relief, a new study ... experienced partial relief from migraines, while one-third saw them ... findings in 69 patients in the five-year follow-up study, ...
... A small proportion of adult cancer patients participate in clinical ... referrals, according to an online study published Feb. 11 in ... Although more than 8000 clinical trials are accepting participants, ... 2%𔃂% of newly diagnosed cancer patients participate in them. Prior ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nonmilitary More Likely to Return to War Zone After Psych Condition 2Health News:Elsevier/MEDai enhances real-time clinical surveillance system for hospitals 2Health News:Number of Mountain Bike Injuries Dropping 2Health News:Get Into Shape Before Spring Activities, Doctor Advises 2Health News:Facial Surgery May Offer Long-Term Migraine Relief for Some 2Health News:Facial Surgery May Offer Long-Term Migraine Relief for Some 3Health News:Few physicians refer patients to cancer clinical trials 2Health News:Few physicians refer patients to cancer clinical trials 3
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014  Array BioPharma ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, ... following upcoming conferences.  The public is welcome ... on the Array BioPharma website:  www.arraybiopharma.com ... 2014Time:1:30 p.m.  Eastern Time Location: Palace Hotel, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... YORK and HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel, Nov. 25, ... "Immune" or "the Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical ... of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory ... its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,450,000 ... of the Company,s common stock, par value $0.0001 ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Nov. 24, 2014  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ... on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it will ... Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at The New ... . A live webcast of the Company,s presentation ... feature an overview of the company by Pat Mackin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Closing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock And Warrants 5CryoLife to Present at 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2CryoLife to Present at 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 3
... VICTORIA, Australia, April 19, 2011 Genetic Technologies ... executed a preliminary research collaboration agreement to jointly develop ... world,s leading pharmaceutical companies. Under the ... property to work with this world-leading pharmaceutical company to ...
... DALLAS, April 19, 2011 GHX ... Tom Daschle addressed an audience of over 600 healthcare business ... and delivering a sustainable healthcare system at the opening keynote ... The three-day event is focused on the future of the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GTG Announces New Product Collaboration with Global Pharmaceutical Company for Companion Diagnostics in Oncology 2Getting Healthcare Reform Done with the Entire Supply Chain 2Getting Healthcare Reform Done with the Entire Supply Chain 3Getting Healthcare Reform Done with the Entire Supply Chain 4
... 1064 nm Nd:YAG Base Platform ... ophthalmologists treating the anterior segment ... the elimination of secondary cataracts ... Selecta platform offers multiple upgrade ...
... The Alliance Catheter Delivery System ... and stabilization of the Aescula ... CDS has a patented coronary ... quick and easy access to ...
... system is Haemonetics latest ... of plasma and flexible ... collection of "jumbo" units ... plasma with optional saline ...
Optipress II Automated Blood Component Extractor for the standardized separation of whole blood into high purity individual components...
Medicine Products: