Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) takes first steps to cover lung cancer screening – click on the link below to give a public comment in support – public comment period is 02/10/2014 – 03/12/14.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Charitable Donation of $1 Million to Support Immuno-Oncology Education for Patients and Caregivers
“Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced donations totaling $1 million in 2013 to four nonprofit organizations that support patients with cancer. The donations will fund the development and availability of educational materials for patients and caregivers about the emerging field of cancer research and treatment called immuno-oncology. Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, LUNGevity, and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer each received a $250,000 charitable contribution to advance their independent educational initiatives.”
Genentech Asked To Halt Onartuzumab Study In Lung Cancer Due To Lack Of Efficacy
“Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY.PK), announced that an independent data monitoring committee has recommended that the Phase III METLung study be stopped due to a lack of clinically meaningful efficacy.”
Lung, Colorectal Cancer Less Likely in Fit Men
“Incorporating a consistent exercise routine can significantly modify risk for CKD patients.
Men who maintain good physical fitness have a lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer.
Men who maintain good physical fitness have a lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer, according to study findings presented at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.”
A minimally invasive approach to diagnosing lung cancer
SIOUX CITY | “The American Cancer Society published new guidelines in 2013 for lung cancer screening, recommending an annual low-dose CT scan for heavy smokers -- individuals that have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years.”
Thoracic surgeon joins Cancer Treatment Centers of America
“Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS, joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center as a thoracic surgeon specializing in advanced and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat cancers of the lung.”
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation Announces 2014 Grant Cycle Opens
LCRF Grant Application Deadline June 16, 2014.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- “The Lung Cancer Research Foundation announced that it is accepting submissions of grant requests for medical/scientific research projects covering all aspects of lung cancer research. Submissions from investigators at all levels are encouraged including post-doctoral students to world leaders in the field. The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and the deadline for submission is June 16.”
Advocates push for increased funds to prevent lung cancer
ALBANY (AP) >> “With survival rates for prostate, skin and breast cancer now topping 90 percent, New York health advocates want state funding boosted against far deadlier lung cancer and the carcinogen smoking.”
What’s Happening in Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment and Survival?
“I recently wrote about a study that showed improving survival rates for people with non-small cell lung cancer - at least those at Moffitt Cancer Center where the study was conducted. As I was feeling hopeful about the study, a reader asked a very important question: What is happening with survival for small cell lung cancer?”