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Lung Cancer Screening Registries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a national coverage determination (NCD) for Medicare coverage of screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) if certain eligibility requirements are met, effective February
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:10
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Medicare Will Cover CT Lung Cancer Screening

Current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 77 can undergo annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer paid by Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The decision finalizes a preliminary plan the agency released in
MedPage Today
added Mar 6, 2015 12:06
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Lung Cancer Treatment Using Immune System Wins F.D.A. Approval

The first immune-based treatment for lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, and it could displace more conventional chemotherapy for certain patients, at least. The drug, Opdivo, from Bristol-Myers Squibb, is one of
New York Times
added Mar 5, 2015 11:10
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Think Like a Doctor: Thinner / Solve a medical mystery with Dr. Lisa Sanders.

They thought maybe her emphysema – a souvenir of 30 years of smoking – was acting up, so they gave her some prednisone, too. That was about 10 days earlier. She was feeling a little better, but still not great. She saw her primary care physician the week
New York Times Blogs
added Mar 5, 2015 11:08
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Presence of emphysema on CT scans increases lung cancer risk

Emphysema identified in low-dose CT scans increases the risk for lung cancer regardless of a patient’s smoking history, according to findings from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program.
Healio.com
added Mar 3, 2015 13:10
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[UK] So how can non-smokers like the BBC's Nick Robinson get lung cancer?

Bronchial carcinoid tumours are a form of cancer known as neuroendocrine tumours. ...10 to 20 per cent occur in the lungs... In fact, while smoking is by far the most common cause of the 43,000 cases of lung cancer each year, 14 per cent of people who dev
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2015 01:02
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[Asia, Philippines] Jam Sebastian’s case an 'eye-opener' on danger of passive smoking

Rojas partly blamed the lax implementation of Republic Act 9211 or the Tobaco Regulation Act for the deaths. He said several areas in Metro Manila that are supposed to be smoke-free places, such as comedy bars, airports and bus terminals, are often found
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Mar 1, 2015 09:29
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Gets $340K Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The jury ruled that Merle Zamboni’s husband, Robert Edward Hoover, was addicted to cigarettes, which was a legal cause of his fatal lung cancer, putting Hoover in the so-called Engle progeny of smokers. Hoover was 60 percent liable for his death, but Phi
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 19:50
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[Florida] Philip Morris Hit With $17.4M Engle Jury Verdict ($$)

the jury found that Theodore McKeever reasonably relied on — to his detriment — Philip Morris’ concealment of information before 1982 about the risks of smoking cigarettes. The jury said that his reliance legally caused his emphysema and lung cancer.
Law360
added Feb 24, 2015 13:00
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American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Teams up with Academy Award® Nominee Laura Dern and Author Cheryl Strayed to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women During 87th Annual Academy Awards

Join Team Turquoise on the Red Carpet to Elevate Awareness of the Number One Cancer Killer of Women...LUNG FORCE, which is nationally presented by CVS Health, works to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase re
PR Newswire
added Feb 23, 2015 22:10
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