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Lung Cancer :: New lung cancer guidelines oppose general CT screening

New evidenced-based guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend against the use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for the general screening of lung cancer.

Lung :: Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women

Young women at risk of having a pulmonary embolism?a potential life-threatening blockage in a lung artery?should first undergo a ventilation/perfusion lung scan (V/Q scan) rather than a CT (computed tomography) angiogram, conclude authors in a paper published in the September Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Lung Cancer :: Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival

Prophylactic cranial irradiation after chemotherapy significantly reduces the risk of brain metastasis and doubles one-year survival in small-cell lung cancer, according to the results of the multicenter phase III randomized EORTC trial 08993-22993, published in the New England Journal of Medicine today.

Lung Cancer :: PET scan shows during treatment if radiation is shrinking lung tumor

Lung cancer patients may not need to wait till their radiation treatment is over to know if it worked. A PET scan several weeks after starting radiation treatment for lung cancer can indicate whether the tumor will respond to the treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.