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Vast majority of heavy smokers not screened for lung cancer despite USPSTF recommendations

An analysis of 1,800 lung cancer screening sites nationwide found that only 1.9% of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016, despite United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and ASCO screeni
Medical Xpress (
added May 18, 2018 15:24

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Disappoint

But the first analysis of screening rates since those recommendations were issued shows they're having a very limited effect, Pham said at a press briefing prior to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, where the study will be
MedPage Today
added May 18, 2018 15:15

ARCHIVE: USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Smokers for Lung Cancer

Annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening got the thumbs-up from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for adults ages 55 through 79 who have a 30 pack-year history of smoking or who have quit in the past 15 years. That strategy garnered a gra
MedPage Today
added May 18, 2018 14:52
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ARCHIVE: Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose Computed Tomographic Screening

The incidence of lung cancer was 645 cases per 100,000 person-years (1060 cancers) in the low-dose CT group, as compared with 572 cases per 100,000 person-years (941 cancers) in the radiography group (rate ratio, 1.13; 95%
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added May 18, 2018 14:51

A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

ive years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report. The study didn't explore why, but experts say possible explanations include
AP - Associated Press
added May 18, 2018 04:39
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Lung Screening Risk Models Vary Widely

When the investigators...evaluated nine risk calculators in two large cohorts of ever-smokers in the U.S., they found large between-model differences in the number of people selected for screening, with screening populations ranging from 7.6 million to 26
MedPage Today
added May 15, 2018 14:44

[Italy] Cancer-hit smoker loses suit

The family of a smoker who died of lung cancer on Thursday lost a damages suit against big tobacco and the Italian tobacco monopoly. The supreme Court of Cassation said smoking was "an act of free will" and ordered the family to pay costs of 20,000 e
ANSA (it)
added May 11, 2018 19:28

[Florida] Camel Cigarettes & Tobacco Conspiracy to Blame for Man's Fatal Cancer, Atty Argues in Trial Against RJR

Attorneys battled Friday over whether nicotine addiction and a conspiracy to hide smoking’s dangers caused a Florida man’s lung cancer death as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds. Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CA-006848. “It’s almost a 50-year conspiracy
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 9, 2018 01:20

American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Heroes Share Their Stories to Inspire Action During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 6-12)

This May, the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative – nationally presented by CVS Health® – is highlighting the many faces of lung cancer. By sharing stories of LUNG FORCE Heroes – lung cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones – LUNG FO
PR Newswire
added May 8, 2018 15:24

[UK] From lung cancer to Cabinet in just four months: How James Brokenshire MP had a deadly tumour and a third of his organ removed, then went back to work

But it's clear he thinks the NHS focuses too much on stopping people smoking and not enough on treating what many campaigners say is an overlooked 'Cinderella cancer'. Last year there were 46,400 cases... He is now campaigning for a national screening pr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 7, 2018 15:02
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