Lung Cancer



LungCancerNews - 3/20/13
(MedPage Today) -- Digital x-rays augmented by computer-aided detection increased the identification rate for lung nodules in at-risk patients, but the number was too small to draw conclusions about the modality's value in screening, researchers found. - 3/20/13
(MedPage Today) -- A DNA repair biomarker thought to predict benefit from platinum-based chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer doesn't actually do that good a job, a validation study showed. - 3/17/13
(MedPage Today) -- Although most hospitals have taken extra steps to reduce Clostridium difficile infections, many say they see no difference in infection rates. Also this week: a novel lung cancer drug wins "breakthrough status. - 2/19/13
(MedPage Today) -- Using different selection criteria for lung cancer screening may catch more disease than the currently recommended criteria, researchers found. - 2/17/13
(MedPage Today) -- A more restrictive definition of a positive result in CT lung cancer screening could reduce the rate of false-positives and unnecessary follow-up tests, but may lead to a delay in diagnosis, researchers reported.

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Genetic Guidance for Pemetrexed-Based NSCLC Therapy
New studies suggest two different genetic profiles that may affect sensitivity to the drug pemetrexed in nonsmall-cell lung cancer. More »
Tools for Maximizing NSCLC Management
New ESMO guidelines on early and locally advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer, and independent guidance on how many nodes to examine in node-negative NSCLC. More »
Antidepressants Could Treat Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Researchers used an unbiased bioinformatics approach to identify a class of drugs currently used for non-cancer treatment that could be used to treat small-cell lung cancer, a cancer type for which there are few treatment options. More »
Slide Show: Small-Cell Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, and Thymoma
This lung cancer slide show features pathology images of small-cell lung carcinoma, neuroendocrine carcinomas, mesothelioma, and thymoma. More »
MicroRNAs Regulate Small-Cell Lung Cancer Bone Metastasis
Researchers have identified a novel pathway that promotes bone metastasis of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study is in mice, but points to a potential target that could be exploited to control or prevent metastatic disease. More »
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How efficient practice managers keep clinics running smoothly.
Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
Aubrey Westgate,  January 22, 2014
Here are nine questions that can help reveal if becoming acquired by a larger system is the right move for you and your practice.
Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
Ike Devji, JD,  January 21, 2014
Here are some of the more important financial and business issues physicians should take care of this month.
Why Insurance Companies Should Collect Patient Payments
Leann DiDomenico McAllister,  January 20, 2014
It's time to take patient collections out of physicians' practices to truly have patients make responsible choices about their healthcare dollars.
How Facebook Helped Market a New Physician Practice Model
Raquel Baldelomar, January 17, 2014
An Arizona-based OB/GYN medical group found Facebook to be the most efficient and effective way to reach women and educate them on their new practice.