Navigation Links
European Lung Cancer Screening Trial Demonstrates New Inexpensive Strategy for Improving Accuracy of Diagnosis
Date:12/4/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple, inexpensive computer tool that measures volume changes in the size of suspicious nodules in the lungs picked up by a CT scanner can rule out non-cancerous ones with almost perfect accuracy and enable doctors to diagnose true cancers with fewer, less expensive and less invasive tests.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO)

The new diagnostic guidelines are described in a paper published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine on the progress of large European lung cancer CT screening trial (NELSON) launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2004.

"For years, those of us on the front lines of managing this extremely lethal disease have seen firsthand the impact early detection can have on the patients we serve and the people who love and care for them," said Dr. Michael Vincent Smith, an Atlanta-Area thoracic surgeon, President-Elect of the Atlanta Medical Association and founder of the first lung cancer early detection program in the state of Georgia.

"This carefully executed trial in over 7000 screening participant provides insight into management modalities to assist practicing physicians who diagnose and treat lung cancers," he said.

Advances in imaging technology have enabled scanners to detect suspicious nodules in the lung smaller than a grain of rice, but how to determine which ones are cancerous without further expensive or invasive and potentially dangerous testing is the question.

NELSON collaborators addressed the issue by using volume measurement and volume doubling time as the criteria for further action, a concept first proposed by CT diagnostic pioneers with the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program.

The refined protocol can rule out non-cancer nodules with 99.9% accuracy and at the
'/>"/>

SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. CV Therapeutics Announces Eight Abstracts Accepted for Presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2007
2. Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for European Society of Cardiology Congress 2007
3. European Experts Recommend Pregnant and Nursing Women Take More DHA - Every Day
4. Genasense(R) Data in Melanoma to be Presented in Opening Session at First Worldwide Melanoma Center Meeting of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology
5. Terumo Heart to Announce Results of European Clinical Trial of DuraHeart(TM) LVAS at European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Meeting in September
6. Threshold Pharmaceuticals Announces Two Presentations on Glufosfamide at the 2007 European Cancer Conference (ECCO)
7. Study Results for Aclidinium Bromide, a Novel Anticholinergic, Presented at European Respiratory Society Annual Congress
8. Life Recovery Systems Receives European CE Mark Approval for Its ThermoSuit(R) System
9. Lilly Files for European Approval of ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) for First-Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
10. European Unions CHMP Issues Positive Opinion on PEGINTRON(TM) Combination Therapy for Retreating Hepatitis C Patients Who Failed Previous Therapy
11. Positive Xeloda(R) Five-Year Overall Survival Study Data in the Adjuvant Treatment of Colon Cancer Presented at Leading European Cancer Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Anything Technologies Media, Inc. (OTC:EXMT) has ... Garden Solutions (FIGS), www.frontiergarden.com has been ... Project Manager for a My Compassion originated medical ... located in Alaska.  The project will be funded ... Teaming Partners. The first phase of the project, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ... and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. ... second quarter 2015 financial results and provide a corporate ... NASDAQ Global Select Market closes that day. ... for domestic callers and 914.495.8552 for international callers. Please ...
(Date:7/30/2015)...  Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM ) (Alimera), ... and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that ... financial results after the market close on Monday, August ... the same day at 4:30 p.m. ET. ... Officer, and Rick Eiswirth , Chief Operating Officer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions announced as Horticultural Supplier and Project Manager for Alaskan Tribal Medical Marijuana Grow Facility 2Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions announced as Horticultural Supplier and Project Manager for Alaskan Tribal Medical Marijuana Grow Facility 3Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday, August 5 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday, August 5 3Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday, August 5 4Alimera Sciences To Release Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... Using ... eradicate suicide and teach people more effective ways to prevent and manage major depression. ... to react fast enough, so people fall through the cracks and die needlessly everyday,” ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Between 2012 and 2014 ... Health News Florida on June 17th. Those untreated heroin use disorders share ... prevent the spread of dirty needles throughout the community. Ultimately Florida’s HIV infection rates ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s announcement of the reinstitution of National Prescription Drug ... September 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. On the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... InventHelp, a leading inventor service ... personal-care device that makes it easy to apply lotion or medication to a hard-to-reach ... assistance when applying lotion or medication to the back, and provides thorough coverage. The ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... at multinational organizations and NGO’s, according to a new survey by leading international ... that property damage and employee medical expenses represented the largest sources of financial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal 2Health News:Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal 3Health News:HIV Rates Rise in S. Florida, Harbor Village Comments on Health News Florida's Recent Article 2Health News:HIV Rates Rise in S. Florida, Harbor Village Comments on Health News Florida's Recent Article 3Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 3Health News:InventHelp® Client Patents “My Back Buddy” – Device Could Apply Lotion to Hard-to-Reach Areas Easily 2Health News:New Clements Worldwide Global Risk Survey Shows Political Risk and Instability Top Managers' Concerns 2Health News:New Clements Worldwide Global Risk Survey Shows Political Risk and Instability Top Managers' Concerns 3
... Warwick have discovered high doses of thiamine vitamin B1 ... , Kidney disease, or diabetic nephropathy, develops progressively in patients ... assessed by a high excretion rate of the protein albumin ... The research is led by Dr Naila Rabbani and Professor ...
... one of seven centers to receive a four-year grant ... cutting edge genomic technologies to better understand lung disease. ... study to probe the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary ... characterized by airflow limitation. , COPD is the ...
... Texas, Dec. 8 LifeCare Holdings, Inc., today,announced the ... marketing,for the 20-hospital long term acute care hospital system. ... , A proven ... management experience to LifeCare, including experience in senior,marketing, business ...
... should not determine whether an older patient with acute ... cell transplant from a matched donor, researchers of the ... today at the 50th annual meeting of the American ... just as well as younger patients with transplants that ...
... generic prescriptions from Jan 1 - June 30, 2009; BCBSNC,s 2008 "Medication ... total of $13 million on out-of-pocket costs; The 2009 generic copay waiver ... ... NC (Vocus) December 8, 2008 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...
... Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ - CHOC Children,s, a regional pediatric ... Orange, California facility on its newly commissioned RIVA (Robotic ... IV syringes and bags, is manufactured by Intelligent Hospital ... Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IH Systems, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vitamin B1 could reverse early-stage kidney disease in diabetes patients 2Health News:Boston University School of Medicine receives a grant to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2Health News:Older age doesn't affect survival after bone marrow transplant 2Health News:BCBSNC Helps Customers Fight Recession With Free Generics 2Health News:BCBSNC Helps Customers Fight Recession With Free Generics 3Health News:BCBSNC Helps Customers Fight Recession With Free Generics 4Health News:CHOC Children's Draws First Patient Dose With RIVA System 2
... new Oculus Easygraph is a corneal ... tools you need for refractive surgery, ... therapy contact lens fitting in a ... 4" package. All you need to ...
The only ergonomic work station of its kind with an optional built-in keratograph and flat-screen. The Concepta is a modern workstation for the examination and refraction of patients....
The natural look of 3 in 1 technology in virtually any prescription....
Dot matrix pattern for light eyed patients....
Medicine Products: