Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Alliance Salutes National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for Its Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
Date:10/28/2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the leadership of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for being the first professional society to recommend low-dose CT screening for high risk individuals and to develop comprehensive clinical practice guidelines on lung cancer screening.    

NCCN is a consortia of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.  

Released October 26, 2011, the NCCN guidelines stem from the landmark November 2010 decision by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to halt its eight-year National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) because the study found  that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with low-dose (LDCT) scans reduced lung cancer mortality by 20%.

In the absence of screening, lung cancer is generally found after it has spread beyond the lung and existing treatments are rarely curative. Lung cancer alone accounts for close to one in three cancers deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death across the world.

"We appreciate NCCN's recognition of the urgency of the situation and working to allow the life-saving potential of CT screening to move swiftly and thoughtfully to clinical implementation." said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO.  As the leading national voice for patients and those at risk for lung cancer and as a consistent advocate for early detection and increased research funding for the disease, LCA will continue to work with respected professional societies to ensure the benefit of CT screening is  available to those at risk in a safe, efficient and equitable way."

The NCCN guidelines provide important clinical information on risk factors for lung cancer, criteria for selecting high-risk individuals for screening, recommendations for evaluation and follow-up of nodules found durin
'/>"/>

SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. ReportsnReports - Hyper Acute Pancreas (Pancreatic Cancer) - Analysis and Forecasts to 2020
2. ALIMTA First Chemotherapy Approved in Europe as Continuation Maintenance Therapy for Most Common Form of Lung Cancer
3. Groundbreaking Approach to Predicting Cancer Patients Response to Treatment Featured in Science Magazine
4. Phase 3 Trial of Investigational Compound Regorafenib in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Meets Primary Endpoint of Improving Overall Survival
5. CDC Launches Effort to Protect Cancer Patients From Infections
6. Laparoscopic Surgeons Develop Fluorescent Light Technique to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Detection
7. Gastric Cancer - Global Drug Forecasts and Treatment Analysis to 2020 - Volume I 2011
8. Runners Take to the Streets in Undies to Fight Colon Cancer
9. HIFU All Hype? Understanding This Non-FDA-Approved Prostate Cancer Treatment
10. Advances in Radiotherapy Detailed at Cancer Summit Organized by Varian Medical Systems
11. Afinitor (Breast Cancer) - Analysis and Forecasts to 2020
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/15/2014)... N.Y. , Dec. 15, 2014 As ... SPL (Structured Product Labeling) markup language standard, content teams ... understanding and skills to work with the standard. Starting ... series of three webinars on the benefits and the ... one-hour webinars will be facilitated by Howard Shatz ...
(Date:12/14/2014)...  ChartSpan, a consumer platform for patients managing healthcare ... medical app in the United States ... ChartSpan is an iPhone and iPad app ... send electronic healthcare records. The product was built by ... waiting for the healthcare system to deliver on the ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... 2014 Mindray Medical International Limited ("Mindray", NYSE: ... marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced shareholder resolutions ... in Hong Kong on December ... voted to re-elect incumbent directors Li Xiting and Kern ... did not re-elect Peter Wan as a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Data Conversion Laboratory Helping Life Sciences Content Producers Understand the Impact and Benefits of Structured Product Labeling 2Data Conversion Laboratory Helping Life Sciences Content Producers Understand the Impact and Benefits of Structured Product Labeling 3ChartSpan Becomes The Most Downloaded Medical App in America 2ChartSpan Becomes The Most Downloaded Medical App in America 3Mindray Announced Shareholder Resolutions Post 2014 Annual General Meeting 2
... ... Company,s Recommendations, FRAZER, Pa., Sept. 15 ... letter from the Food,and Drug Administration (FDA) for its supplemental ... a treatment for,opioid-tolerant patients with non-cancer breakthrough pain. In its ...
... 15 7 Health Ventures, a,professional venture capital ... announced today it had joined a deferred closing,of ... Megiddo, founder and,managing partner at 7 Health Ventures, ... Ltd. is a medical device company that is ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cephalon Receives Complete Response Letter Regarding Request for Expanded FENTORA Label for Non-Cancer Breakthrough Pain 2Cephalon Receives Complete Response Letter Regarding Request for Expanded FENTORA Label for Non-Cancer Breakthrough Pain 3Cephalon Receives Complete Response Letter Regarding Request for Expanded FENTORA Label for Non-Cancer Breakthrough Pain 47 Health Ventures Invests in Tulip Medical 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 Main Street Dental ... is weighing in on a new study providing evidence ... the oral hygiene of children. , Sufficient enough evidence ... such as pop or juice drinks, with the onset ... however, is whether drinks listed as 100% fruit juice, ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 OutMarket ... today released “ Social Media Cheat Sheets ,” a ... community that drives results on the top ten social ... program. It helps drive awareness, engagement, and customer service. ... marketers to make an impact on new networks and ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expert pilots process visual ... why they make better decisions during landings, a new ... difficult techniques for pilots to master, and 36 percent ... crashes occur during final approach and landing. Researchers ... 12 moderately experienced pilots while they were at the ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Emergo Group, Inc., a medical device regulatory consulting ... South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, ... 2015 Medical Device Industry Survey. Each year, Emergo conducts ... market trends as well as regulatory and operational concerns ... , Overall prospects for medical device ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 Bacteroides is becoming ... only is it much more prevalent than coliforms, it cannot ... in the environment. , Key Benefits of the new ... fecal contamination , Eliminates false positives from coliforms ... and Sensitivity , Maintain the same sampling ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Main Street Dental Team, Unionville’s Most Innovative Dental Clinic, Comments on New Study Relating Pure Fruit Juice to Poor Oral Hygiene 2Health News:OutMarket Releases Cheat Sheets for Social Media Marketing 2Health News:OutMarket Releases Cheat Sheets for Social Media Marketing 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:Emergo’s Annual Survey Assessing the State of the Medical Device Industry Now Open 2
... new score for predicting a person,s risk of heart ... the existing test and should be recommended for use ... Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The University of ... through the not-for-profit partnership QResearch, to develop the ground-breaking ...
... , ... Direct Product Evaluations and In-depth, Confidential Interviews Conducted by KLAS with Healthcare Executives and ... Market Segment. , ... Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 -- RES-Q® Healthcare Systems announced that its RES-Q ...
... Physician ... , ... July 8, 2009 -- Physician recruiting firm LocumTenens.com has announced its expansion ... specialties often referred to collectively as primary care. Traditionally a niche agency specializing ...
... TORONTO, July 8 Dyadem today announced that its ... finalist in the Information Technology category for Ernst & ... awards recognize individuals who demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit, and ... ability to grow their businesses in the face of ...
... and the recently introduced Lindi(R) Face Wash, have been awarded ... Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) at the sixth annual ... New York City on June 11, 2009. , ... within the beauty and personal care markets and Lindi Skin ...
... , , BETHESDA, Md., July 8 ... Care (IPC) solutions, today announced that it has expanded ... new hospital deployments and recently signed multi-year agreements to ... PatientLife System (R) . , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New heart disease risk score outperforms existing test 2Health News:RES-Q Labor Resource Management Scores the Highest Among Staff/Nurse Scheduling System Solutions Analyzed in the 2009 KLAS Mid-term Performance Review 2Health News:LocumTenens.com Expands Service Lines to Include Primary Care 2Health News:LocumTenens.com Expands Service Lines to Include Primary Care 3Health News:Dyadem CEO Kevin North Named a Finalist in Ernst & Young's 2009 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2Health News:Dyadem CEO Kevin North Named a Finalist in Ernst & Young's 2009 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 3Health News:Skincare Industry Newcomer Shines 2Health News:GetWellNetwork Continues Growth with Eleven New Hospital Launches and Contract Signings 2Health News:GetWellNetwork Continues Growth with Eleven New Hospital Launches and Contract Signings 3
This 10 L tip was designed for the Pipetman P-2 and P-10. Its MicroPoint design and 2 L reference mark make it ideal for low volume pipetting....
... The MonoPrep LBP Processor is a ... cytology specimen collection, accessioning, processing, sampling, and ... state-of-the-art data management. The MonoPrep LBP Processor ... layers from a broad range of cytology ...
... Binding, Graduated Pipet Tips - 2l - 200l. ... referenced. Produced & packaged completely by automation. RNAse ... packaged 96 tips/rack and 10 racks/cs. AVR2 is ... racks/cs. AVR3 is the Stacked Rack packaged 96 ...
... ART Aerosol Resistant Tips offer a ... ART Tips are designed for applications such ... studies. In addition, ART Tips are excellent ... and forensic studies. ART Tips prevent aerosol ...
Medicine Products: