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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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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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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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7 Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In this slideshow, we take a look at 7 common signs and symptoms of lung cancer….Could it be lung cancer?…Wheezing…Difficulty swallowing…Shoulder pain and pain on the outside of the arm…Hoarseness… Chest pain… Coughing
HealthCentral.com
added May 9, 2014 15:29
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Study examines increase in lung cancer risk from combined radon and tobacco smoke exposure

In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky's colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the "triple crown of lung cancer" - the country's highest rate of smoking combined with high rates of second-hand smoke exposure
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 25, 2014 15:43
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Challenges to effective cancer control in China, India, and Russia [FREE FULL TEXT]

we focus on China, India, and Russia, which share rapidly rising cancer incidence and have cancer mortality rates that are nearly twice as high as in the UK or the USA, vast geographies, growing economies, ageing populations, increasingly westernised life
The Lancet (uk)
added Apr 25, 2014 14:48
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[China, India, USA] Cancer Deaths in Russia Greatly Exceed Those in US and Europe

Cancer mortality rates in Russia greatly exceed those in Europe and the United States, according to a report on the challenges to effective cancer control in China, India, and Russia, which was published in the April issue of the Lancet Oncology. About a
Medical Tribune
added Apr 25, 2014 14:43
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[Europe] Lung cancer set to catch breast cancer as the deadliest cancer amongst women

the biggest cancer killer among women “within the next few years”, leading experts have said, as more women who began smoking in the 1960s and 1970s succumb to the disease in old age. Across Europe, lung cancer in women, and pancreatic cancer in both me
The Independent (uk)
added Apr 24, 2014 09:15
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Evidence that the lung adenocarcinoma EML4-ALK fusion gene is not caused by exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke during childhood

Conclusions: The EML4-ALK fusion gene is not enriched in tumors from individuals exposed to SHS during childhood. Impact: These data suggest that childhood exposure to SHS is not a significant etiologic cause of the EML4-ALK fusion gene in lung cancer.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added May 16, 2014 10:35
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