Study Finds SBRT Better than Surgery in Post-Treatment Lung Cancer Survival

 

In a recent new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) had a better post-treatment survival rate than those who received surgery. The gold standard for the treatment […]

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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CyberKnife Treatment for Inoperable Lung Cancer: Doris’ Story

 

Meet Doris, a cancer survivor, and listen to her talk about her experience of undergoing CyberKnife for treatment of her lung cancer. Doris said the treatments were only an hour, never hurt, and she went right back to work after each treatment.

 

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Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy May Dramatically Improve Survival for Advanced-Stage NSCLC Patients

 

According to a new clinical trial reported at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may curb disease progression dramatically when compared to lung cancer patients who only receive chemotherapy. Lung cancer claims the […]

 

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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 Missouri 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 treatment.  […]

 

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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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Five St. Louis-area SSM Health hospitals named Lung Cancer Alliance “Centers of Excellence”

 

SSM Health recently announced that five SSM Health hospitals in the St. Louis region have been designated Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for their ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening through careful use of low-dose CT scans.  Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information based on […]

 

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Lung Cancer Facts infographic

 

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Participates in Lung Cancer Connection Run/Walk

 

On Saturday, April 16, St. Louis CyberKnife co-sponsored a booth at the annual Lung Cancer Connection Run/Walk with SSM Health.  The family friendly event, now in its seventh year, was held at the beautiful Chesterfield Amphitheater in Chesterfield, Missouri.   The Run/Walk is the Lung Cancer Connection’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Every dollar contributed […]

 

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Study Finds CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives

 

A study published last month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the official journal of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, found that false-positive findings for CT-based screening for lung cancer were uncommon.  The results of the study is good news because even though CT-based screening for lung cancer in […]

 

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