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Five reasons to invest in lung cancer screening—despite the MEDCAC recommendation

1. There is still hope for Medicare reimbursement While MEDCAC’s decision is a blow to efforts to gain Medicare coverage for the exam, MEDCAC is an advisory panel and as such their decision is not binding. CMS can still decide to cover the exam. As we me
The Advisory Board Company
added May 6, 2014 10:59

CMS should not pay for regular CT screenings for heavy smokers, panel says

A Medicare panel determined that there is not enough evidence to justify annual computer tomography (CT) scans to detect early lung cancer in heavy smokers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ nine-member Medicare Evidence Development and Covera
Crain's Detroit Business
added May 6, 2014 10:57

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

LUNGevity Foundation President Comments on Yesterday's CMS Decision against Covering CT Scans

"LUNGevity Foundation is disappointed in the Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) decision against covering annual CT scans to detect lung cancer in a high risk population. The results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial show t
PR Newswire
added May 6, 2014 10:54

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

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

ARCHIVE: Radon Control Activities for Lung Cancer Prevention in National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Plans, 2005–2011

approximately half of cancer coalitions may not be aware of radon as a public health issue. CCC-developed cancer coalitions and plans should prioritize tobacco control to address lung cancer but should consider addressing radon through partnership with ex
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Apr 25, 2014 15:59

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 (
added Apr 25, 2014 15:43

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

[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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