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[USA] 10% of cancer SURVIVORS are still smoking a decade later - averaging 15 cigarettes a day

9.3% of U.S. cancer survivors smoked 9 years after they were diagnosed Vast majority smoked an average of 15 cigarettes a day, report says Worst offenders were survivors of bladder cancer, with 17% still smoking 15% of lung cancer and 12% of ovarian canc
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 7, 2014 10:48
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Lawmakers urge Medicare coverage for cancer test

More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billons, calling the screening important for vulnerable seniors.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2014 05:39
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Lung Docs Stunned by Coverage Decision

Note that, despite the evidence of a mortality benefit in the pivotal National Lung Screening Trial, the Center for Medicare Services has elected not to cover low-dose CT screening for at-risk individuals. Be aware that a final determination will not be
MedPage Today
added Jun 5, 2014 15:26
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Why Would An 18-Year-Old Who Never Smoked Get Lung Cancer? The Answer

identified amplification of RICTOR, a key component of the mTOR protein complex that regulates cell proliferation and cytoskeleton organization, as a new genomic alteration in an 18-year-old lung cancer patient who never smoked.
Science 2.0
added May 30, 2014 12:41
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GRANDO: Connections of nicotine to cancer

The list of cancers reportedly connected to nicotine is expanding and presently includes small-cell and non-small-cell lung carcinomas, as well as head and neck, gastric, pancreatic, gallbladder, liver, colon, breast, cervical, urinary bladder and kidney
Nature
added May 16, 2014 10:19
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National Coverage Analysis (NCA) for Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography (CAG-00439N)

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added May 6, 2014 11:04
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MEDCAC Meeting 4/30/2014 - Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography

CMS has accepted two formal complete requests to initiate a NCA on Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), which is recommended with a grade B by the USPSTF for certain persons at high risk for lung cancer based on age and smoking
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added May 6, 2014 11:02
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Panel Says No to Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening

The Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDAC), composed mostly of clinicians, was asked to vote on a scale of 1 to 5 on whether they were confident that the benefits of such screening outweigh the harms in the Medicare population (persons o
Medical Tribune
added May 6, 2014 10:56
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Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch

Action Points Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals. Note that most of the growth appears to be in anticipation that Medicare and other pa
MedPage Today
added Apr 29, 2014 18:02
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Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic?

* The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will weigh coverage for a national registry for lung screening, but such a registry could amount to a delaying tactic that undermines life-saving potential. * Note that some advocates for a national
MedPage Today
added Apr 29, 2014 18:01
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