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Establishing Safe & Effective LDCT Screening Programs

In a step toward providing unified safe and effective LDCT screening programs, the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians have established a policy presenting comprehensive development strategies for sites wishing to implement a program.   Click here to read the policy abstract.

Elephants Rarely Develop Cancer. Want to Know Why?

This October 8, 2015 USA Today news article covers a new study that showed elephants have 40 copies of a tumor blocking gene while humans have only 2 copies of the same.  Click here to read the study that appeared in the online version of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Pneumonia

The leading cause of hospitalization and death associated with the flu is not the flu itself, but pneumonia, a common complication of the flu.  More than half of influenza pneumonia cases can be prevented by the flu vaccine, reports Dr. Carlos Grijalva, author of a recent study published October 6, 2015 in the online version of the Journal of the… Read more →