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Efficacy and Safety of COX-2 Inhibitors for Advanced Non-small-cell Lung Cancer With Chemotherapy: A Meta-analysis

Efficacy and Safety of COX-2 Inhibitors for Advanced Non-small-cell Lung Cancer With Chemotherapy: A Meta-analysis

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This meta-analysis assesses the efficacy and safety profile of COX-2 inhibitors in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Screening: Risk-Targeting Approach vs NLST Eligibility Criteria

Lung Cancer Screening: Risk-Targeting Approach vs NLST Eligibility Criteria

In a review of data from the NLST, researchers sought to determine if a risk-targeting approach would more efficiently select high-risk persons for lung cancer screening than the eligibility criteria defined by the NLST.

Platinum-Based Chemotherapies Demonstrate Similar Risk for Thromboembolic Events

Platinum-Based Chemotherapies Demonstrate Similar Risk for Thromboembolic Events

Platinum-based chemotherapy agents for lung cancer may increase the risk for thromboembolism.

Documentation of Cancer Risk in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Inconsistent

Documentation of Cancer Risk in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Inconsistent

Qualitative risk statements of malignancy for indeterminate pulmonary nodules are imprecise, highly variable, and should be replaced by a standard scale.

Lung Cancer Screening More Efficient for Those at Higher Risk

Lung Cancer Screening More Efficient for Those at Higher Risk

Initial screens were least effective and least efficient for veterans with lowest lung cancer risk, according to this study.

Nearly One Third of Veterans Report Current Tobacco Use

Nearly One Third of Veterans Report Current Tobacco Use

Researchers found that nearly one third of veterans reported current use of a tobacco product, with cigarettes being most frequently used.

Monetary Incentives Improve Quit Attempts in Mentally Ill Smokers

Monetary Incentives Improve Quit Attempts in Mentally Ill Smokers

Abstinence-contingent incentives improved smoking cessation outcomes among economically disadvantaged smokers with mental illness.

Pain Tolerance Lower in Abstinent Smokers Before, Following Surgery

Pain Tolerance Lower in Abstinent Smokers Before, Following Surgery

Abstinent smokers may have reduced preoperative pain tolerance and increased postoperative opioid use compared with nonsmokers.

Smoking Quit Rates Not Improved With Use of Pharmaceutical Cessation Aids

Smoking Quit Rates Not Improved With Use of Pharmaceutical Cessation Aids

Using data from the TUS-CPS, researchers sought to determine the effect of pharmaceutical smoking cessation aids on long-term quit rates among patients who smoke tobacco.

Surgery May Be Superior to Stereotactic Body RT for Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Surgery May Be Superior to Stereotactic Body RT for Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

SBRT provides excellent local control and an adequate safety profile, but there is a lack of data comparing SBRT to resection among patients eligible for surgery.

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