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Early warning lung cancer detectors which could save thousands of lives currently being trialled by NHS researchers

Research shows that survival rates for lung cancer are much higher if the disease can be detected in its earliest stages. Therefore, finding ways to make diagnosis quicker and easier are essential in the fight to save more lives. In the east, researchers in Cambridge are leading the way in the testing of cutting edge [...]

Annual low-dose CT screening safe and reliable for identifying pre-cancers

An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery, while identifying the cases where the nodules are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and published online in the journal Radiology. The [...]

CT allows nonsurgical management of some lung nodules

People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings could help spare patients from unnecessary surgery and additional imaging. Lung nodules are small masses of tissue in the lungs that can be [...]

Comorbid conditions associated with worse lung cancer survival

Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure had a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions. The study was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Lung cancer is the leading cause [...]

Dynamic whole-body PET detects more cancer

Parametric tumor mapping combines novel bed positioning and advanced data analysis Imaging lung cancer requires both precision and innovation. With this aim, researchers have developed a technique for clinical positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that creates advanced whole-body parametric maps, which allow quantitative evaluation of tumors and metastases throughout the body, according to research announced [...]