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Exercise May Improve Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

Exercise May Improve Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

Study examines increased physical activity may lower the risk for several cancers and may be beneficial for improving quality of life.

Lung Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines From CHEST

Lung Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines From CHEST

A CHEST expert panel has released updated guidelines for lung cancer screening.

Lung Cancer Postoperative Complications Reduced With Preoperative Exercise

Lung Cancer Postoperative Complications Reduced With Preoperative Exercise

Patients who underwent lung resections had reduced postoperative complication rates when they participated in preoperative exercise.

Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Mortality With Surgery vs Radiotherapy

Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Mortality With Surgery vs Radiotherapy

Mortality rates are higher after surgery vs stereotactic body radiotherapy for patients with early non-small-cell lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Screening Requires Effective Risk Stratification

Lung Cancer Screening Requires Effective Risk Stratification

Lung cancer screening is more effective and efficient for high-risk individuals.

Lung Cancer Survival May Be Predicted by BMI and Age

Lung Cancer Survival May Be Predicted by BMI and Age

Younger age and higher body mass index may be positive predictors of progression-free survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Barriers to Chemotherapy, Radiation

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Barriers to Chemotherapy, Radiation

Lack of insurance correlated with a reduced likelihood of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for small cell lung cancer.

Lack of Communication Regarding Malignancy Risk in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules

Lack of Communication Regarding Malignancy Risk in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules

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

Current Cancer Death Rates in the United States

Current Cancer Death Rates in the United States

The cancer death rate declined by 1.5% annually from 2006 to 2015 in the United States.

Lung Cancer Screening by CT Scan: Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria

Lung Cancer Screening by CT Scan: Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria

Lung cancer screening based on USPSTF criteria decreased from 2010 to 2015 while risk-targeted screening is associated with modest gains in terms of early lung cancer mortality per person screened.

Measuring Immuno-Oncology Agents Against Cancer Care Framework

Measuring Immuno-Oncology Agents Against Cancer Care Framework

Few modern, US FDA-approved immuno-oncology agents have durable survival and response rates that are deemed significant by the ASCO value framework.

Treatment Disparities in Elderly Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Treatment Disparities in Elderly Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Many octogenarians and nonagenarians with non-small cell lung cancer do not receive cancer-directed care.

Thromboembolic Event Risk With Cisplatin vs Carboplatin in Lung Cancer

Thromboembolic Event Risk With Cisplatin vs Carboplatin in Lung Cancer

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

Chemotherapy Followed by Radiotherapy Improves Survival in NSCLC

Chemotherapy Followed by Radiotherapy Improves Survival in NSCLC

Adjuvant chemotherapy administered prior to, rather than concurrently with, radiotherapy improves survival outcomes among patients with NSCLC.

Lung Cancer Risk Reduced With Smoke-Free Ordinances

Lung Cancer Risk Reduced With Smoke-Free Ordinances

Few cases of lung cancer suspected in counties with smoke-free ordinances.

Cancer Survival Varies by Type of Health Insurance

Cancer Survival Varies by Type of Health Insurance

Improvements in cancer survival were limited to patients with private insurance, from 1997-2014.

Lung Cancer Has Highest Number of Preventable Cases, Deaths

Lung Cancer Has Highest Number of Preventable Cases, Deaths

An estimated 42.0% of all incident cancers and 45.1% of cancer deaths in the United States are attributed to potentially modifiable risk factors.

Lobectomy vs Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lobectomy vs Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Survival is better with lobectomy than SBRT in patients with NSCLC.

Cancer-Related Fatigue May Benefit From Acupuncture

Cancer-Related Fatigue May Benefit From Acupuncture

More than 50% of patients report experiencing cancer-related fatigue throughout the disease process.

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