Latest Update to Lung-RADS (1.1) is Complete!

2019-05-23T13:52:14+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

Over the weekend, the long-awaited update of Lung-RADS was published with changes that aim to reduce lung cancer screening false positives by downgrading many category 3 findings to category 2. Lung-RADS (lung imaging reporting and data system) is a quality assurance tool to aid with findings in low-dose CT screenings for lung cancer. First introduced in 2014 by the American College of Radiology, Lung-RADS aims to standardize recommendations, reduce confusion in screening interpretations, and facilitate outcome monitoring. Here are the [...]

LCA Launches Nationwide Screening Awareness Campaign

2018-10-31T20:07:28+00:00October 31st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

 “What About Your Lungs?” Campaign Urges Individuals At-Risk for Lung Cancer to Talk to Their Doctor About Life-Saving Screening Washington, DC [Wednesday, October 31, 2018]—Responding to the need to increase national awareness about lung cancer screening and encourage those at risk to talk with their doctor, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is announcing today the launch of a new campaign, “What About Your Lungs?,” to help drive this important public health initiative. “What About Your Lungs?” aims to ignite a national [...]

Highlights from World Conference on Lung Cancer

2018-10-01T13:48:43+00:00September 27th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics, News|

This week, the LCA team attended the 19th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer (September 23-26, 2018) in Toronto, Canada. Jennifer C. King, PhD, Director of Science and Research, gives us the scoop on some of the research and treatment breakthroughs, and how they impact you! https://youtu.be/Q2S7akrHUVQ SCREENING REDUCES MORTALITY! Results from the Dutch-Belgium Lung Cancer Screening trial (NELSON) showed that lung cancer screening significantly reduces lung cancer mortality. In this trial, which was more favorable than the National Lung [...]