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SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older

 

According to research presented at the recent Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, patients in their eighties and nineties who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).  The advanced form of radiation therapy was well tolerated among this relatively understudied elderly population, […]

 

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SBRT Offers Prostate Cancer Patients High Cancer Control and Low Toxicity in Fewer Treatments

 

According to research presented at the recent 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), high dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity, and excellent cancer control rates.  The Cyberknife at New Jersey Cyberknife delivers SBRT.  Although […]

 

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Enhanced Risk-Based Lung Cancer Screening May Prevent More Deaths than Current Approaches

 

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research, have developed a risk model-based approach for selecting smokers and former smokers who may be candidates for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT).   Using data from two lung cancer screening studies and a U.S. health survey, the researchers […]

 

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New Decision Aids Support Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening

 

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 report, almost 4,000 people will die from lung cancer in New Jersey this year.  One way to lower this number is by increasing the number of lung cancer screenings.  For some adults, annual lung cancer screening could lead to an early diagnosis and life-saving […]

 

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Study Says Lung Cancer Survival Increases Sharply If Caught Early

 

According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters.  Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope […]

 

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Turning the Tide Against Lung Cancer

 

In a recent blog, Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, said that 2015 was a game changing year for lung cancer.  His announcement is timely and significant because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in […]

 

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Do These Three Things to Help Prevent Cancer

 

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

 

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Lung Cancer Infographic

 

 

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung […]

 

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When Cancer Spreads: Get the Facts on Metastatic Lung Cancer

 

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. When a cancerous tumor is found in another part of the body, that tumor is considered metastatic from the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer with liver […]

 

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