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Lung Cancer Screening Program In Ambulatory Clinics May Improve Detection Rates

Lung Cancer Screening Program In Ambulatory Clinics May Improve Detection Rates

A study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress explored the feasibility of an advanced practice nurse-led lung cancer screening program at ambulatory outpatient clinics.

Role and Inhibition of GLI1 Protein in Cancer

Role and Inhibition of GLI1 Protein in Cancer

[Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines the role of GLI1, a transcriptional regulator, in cancer care.

Proteomic Biomarker Sensitive, Specific in Distinguishing Benign From Malignant Lung Nodules

Proteomic Biomarker Sensitive, Specific in Distinguishing Benign From Malignant Lung Nodules

The integrated proteomic classifier performed better than positron emission tomography, validated lung nodule risk models, and physician cancer probability estimates.

Cancer Screening Follow-up: Enabling Timely Diagnosis, Treatment

Cancer Screening Follow-up: Enabling Timely Diagnosis, Treatment

A review of the literature on follow-up after positive screening results led researchers to a consensus opinion on timing of diagnostic tests for 4 cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung.

Hope, Optimism Reduce Psychological Distress in Advanced Cancer

Hope, Optimism Reduce Psychological Distress in Advanced Cancer

A cross-sectional analysis evaluated the impact of hope and optimism on different facets of psychological distress among patients with advanced melanoma, colorectal, lung, or gastrointestinal cancers.

Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Evolving Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Research into the potential of radiation therapy in the management of mesothelioma may improve the prognosis, and possibly extend progression-free survival, for patients with this incurable cancer.

Pivot Nurse Improves Patients' Navigation Through Lung Cancer Care

Pivot Nurse Improves Patients' Navigation Through Lung Cancer Care

Researchers in Montreal presented results of a study on the effects of using a pivot nurse in oncology (PNO) on continuity of care, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with lung cancer at the 2018 European Lung Cancer Congress.

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Analysis of data from more than 1 million people demonstrates the value of tobacco-use data in tailoring public health programs to prevalence of smokers in local populations.

Vaping May Induce Severe, Negative Effects on Lung Health

Vaping May Induce Severe, Negative Effects on Lung Health

Researchers presented the preliminary results from an ongoing randomized, crossover study evaluating the cardiorespiratory effects of e-cigarettes.

Include Visual Emphysema, COPD Exacerbations When Assessing for Lung Cancer

Include Visual Emphysema, COPD Exacerbations When Assessing for Lung Cancer 

Researchers conducted a case-control study that examined independent predictive factors of lung cancer in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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