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.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons have determined that utilizing a medical multidisciplinary team and a standardized reporting system when reviewing a low-dose CT screening scan for lung cancer is safe and effective. Click here to read the complete article.
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.
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 →