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One of a Kind People Powered CT Donation Program For Lung Cancer Research Expands
Date:12/3/2013

ial to decrease lung cancer death rates by at least 20 percent, which is four times more than all other surgery and therapies to combat lung cancer combined."

LCA developed the program in response to repeated requests by the research community for the critically important combination of images and clinical history. As the program expands nationally, Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, Pa., is proud to sponsor this unique approach which is aimed at educating patients and supporting researchers as they use medical imaging to advance the understanding of lung cancer.

By having access to images and clinical histories researchers can better zero in on all aspects of lung cancer: precancerous conditions, risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

"We carried out three pilot runs on the program to date and feel confident that Give A Scan will lead not only to rapid refinements in imaging but also to more effective integration of imaging and the biomedical research," Fenton Ambrose said. "Lung cancer needs both, and we are grateful that Siemens Healthcare will be helping us to take this program national and to Kitware, Inc. for their help in the development and maintenance of the program."

Despite lung cancer taking more lives than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined, little more than one out of every 10 of the combined federal research dollars is spent on lung cancer research. Give A Scan provides a solution for the lack of dollars by giving the research community the data they require while leveraging the commitment and determination of patients and their families to improve outcomes.

Give a Scan is proudly sponsored by Siemens Healthcare and with the assistance of Kitware, Inc.  making the program available without charge to researchers around the world.

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