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Screening Issues and Controversy

Screening debate, pros and cons

What is the Northwestern Medical Developmental Therapeutics Institute?

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The Northwest Medical Development Therapeutics Institute is breaking new ground by conducting clinical trials that will test treatments based on tumor mutations, rather than where the tumor began. Dr. Melissa Johnson describes the work of the center.


Should We Do Broad Sequencing of All Lung Tumors?

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How much detail is needed when determining how to treat lung cancer? Should patients be tested for all the mutations that may exist within their tumors? Dr. Jonathan Riess discusses this issue and how he makes decisions regarding his own patients.


ALK Positive Lung Cancer Forum 2014: Repeat Biopsies

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Why would an ALK lung cancer patient need a repeat biopsy? The doctors discuss the need for and frequency of repeat biopsies.

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The Inherited T790M EGFR Mutation and Risk of Familial Lung Cancer

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Here’s the pdf for this presentation: Inherited T790M EGFR Mutation


American Academy of Family Physicians Denies Utility of Chest CT Screening: A Harmful Slight to the Lung Cancer World

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This week, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) elected to not follow the lead of the more influential US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which previously reviewed the information on chest CT screening for high risk patients and recommended it, and said that there is insufficient evidence to support chest CT screening.

The specific arguments were that, when the evidence from the National Lung Screening Trial is combined with some other, less definitive studies, there wasn’t a clear enough signal of benefit to support chest CT screening, per Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA, the AAFP liaison to the USPSTF.

“People need to understand that their life expectancy could be extended by this, but on the other hand, their life expectancy could be shortened by it,” Dr. Campos-Outcalt said in a statement. “If they’re currently smoking, a better thing to do by far is to stop smoking.”

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