Lung Cancer Staging

Olympus PeriView FLEX TBNA Needle Brings New Capabilities to Early Diagnosis of Lung Disease

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:52
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control, with more than 400 Americans each day dying from the disease. About 70-80 percent of cancers are diagnosed at the advanced stage when the survival rate is only 5 percent (defined as ...

Lung Cancer, Part I: Screening, Diagnosis, and Staging, An Issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics. The ...

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:26
This issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics covers the screening for and diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Expert authors review the most current information available about fluorescence and navigational bronchoscopy, integrated PET/CT for mediastinal nodal staging, contraindications to pulmonary ...

Chest Imaging, An Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine. The Clinics: Internal Medicine 36-2

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:26
This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine focuses on Chest Imaging. Drs. Lynch and Chung have assembled an expert panel of authors on the topics of:Approach to chest CT, CT screening for lung cancer,The solitary pulmonary nodule, Staging of lung cancer, Imaging of infections, ICU imaging, ...

SBRT With Immunotherapy in Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Tolerability and Lung Effects

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:22
Changes in spirometry values and PFTs will be assessed throughout the trial. Relapse rates will be assessed with staging CT scans at 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months post SBRT. An exploratory assessment will be made of the effect pre-treatment pulmonary function tests (PFTs) have on outcome measures.

Lung cancer alert: Visit a doctor right away if you have a persistent cough

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 07:56
Symptoms may not show until the lung cancer has reached an advanced stage. Here are some signs that one should keep in mind like chest discomfort or pain, a cough that doesn't go away or gets worse over time, trouble breathing, wheezing, blood in sputum or mucus coughed up from the lungs), ...

The basics of bladder cancer: what you need to know

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:48
You may not hear about bladder cancer as often as you hear about breast or lung cancer, but did you know that it is the fourth most common cancer in men? Women ... “That's a big differentiator when we talk about bladder cancer staging is whether the disease is muscle invasive or non-muscle invasive.

Aggressive Surgery Increases Lung Cancer Patients' Long-term Survival, Study Shows

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:26
“This study is one of the best-powered and detailed analyses to date and suggests that lobectomy is still the preferred treatment of this disease for most patients,” said Bryant, the study's lead author. Researchers analyzed patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using the Veterans ...

The lung cancer research career of Prof. Ramón Rami-Porta

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:01
As co-coordinator of the Bronchogenic Carcinoma Cooperative Group of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery and Chair of the Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee of the IASLC, Prof. Ramón Rami-Porta has been dedicated to lung cancer staging research for almost 35 years.

Lima Memorial health focus: Advanced lung cancer tech here

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:11
Lung cancer causes more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. The most difficult part of any type of cancer is to find it early when it is much easier to manage; however, in its early stages, lung cancer does not typically cause any symptoms. What is most important to emphasize is the ...

Surgery in Early NSCLC Linked to Better Survival

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:30
Surgically-treated patients with early stage lung cancer showed significantly improved survival over patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy in an analysis of outcomes among more than 4,000 VA patients. The five-year survival rate among stage I, non-small cell lung cancer patients ...

Lobectomy Beats SBRT Survival in Early-Stage NSCLC

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:00
1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For stage I non-small-cell lung cancer, survival is better with lobectomy than stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), although there is no difference for sublobar resection and SBRT, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

'Aggressive' surgery is best treatment option for early stage lung cancer

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:56
Using the Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI), Bryant, James D. Murphy, MD, and colleagues identified patients who were diagnosed with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between 2006 and 2015, and who were treated with either surgery or radiation. In all ...

'Aggressive' surgery is best treatment option for early stage lung cancer

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:18
Chicago, November 30, 2017 - Patients with early stage lung cancer live longer when they receive a lobectomy -- the most common type of operation for the disease -- rather than a less extensive operation or radiation treatment, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic ...

Molecular Evaluation in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:48
Background: Breast cancer is the most frequent malignant disease in Danish women with about 4,500 new cases per year. After lung cancer, it is the most common cause of death from cancer among Danish women. Despite that up 90% of patients with early-stage breast cancer receives adjuvant ...

'Aggressive' surgery for early stage lung cancer provides better outcomes

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:26
Patients with early stage lung cancer live longer when they receive a lobectomy- the most common type of operation for the disease- rather than a less extensive operation or radiation treatment, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. "Our data suggest that the ...

An oncologist is optimistic about the future of lung cancer

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 22:33
A major challenge that oncologists such as Dr Tho face when it comes to treating lung cancer is late stage diagnosis. Cancer is often detected in patients at a late stage and this makes it more difficult to treat. Lung cancer is more prevalent in men and Dr Tho feels that this may be a reason for the late ...

(Seventh) Edition of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 09:28
IASLC STAGING ARTICLE The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: Proposals for the Revision of the TNM Stage Groupings in the Forthcoming (Seventh) Edition of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours ...

Lung cancer awareness, risks and screening

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:03
If you've been a long-time heavy smoker for 25 years or more, you may be at increased risk for lung cancer. Because early lung cancer often does not have any symptoms, screening via CT scan is the only way to detect it. Low-dose CT scans are better than chest x-rays at finding early stage lung cancer, ...

The Official Guide to UCSF at RSNA 2017

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is thrilled to, once again, have a strong presence at the Radiology Society of North America's 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting! RSNA 2017, which runs from November 26th through December 1st in Chicago, will feature a number of ...

The Official Guide to UCSF at RSNA 2017

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:22
... MD |Lung Cancer Staging | E353C; Nov 27 – 10:30 AM | Daniel B. Vigneron, PhD | Hyperpolarized MRI of Prostate Cancer | S405AB; Nov 27 – 4:30 ...

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