Lung Cancer

Also in the news for Monday, February 9

Regulators OK lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries ... Anthem hackers suspected to have accessed personal information, including Social Security numbers ...15% of meaningful use Stage 2-eligible professionals have attested to the program's requirements, ONC says

Lung cancer mutation test approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given premarket approval to the cobas® EGFR Mutation Test from Roche Molecular Systems, creating a possible future option for metastatic lung cancer patients.

Study shows COPD not an independent risk factor for lung cancer

Contrary to what some observers believe, a new study concludes that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not an independent risk factor for lung cancer.

Device may soon have providers breathing easier

Device may soon have providers breathing easier

Researchers are developing a breathalyzer that may soon be able to detect diabetes, lung cancer, viral infections and other maladies that often affect nursing home patients. Patients blow into a small valve attached to a box that is about half the size of a typical shoebox and weighs less than one pound. The device then seeks biomarkers for conditions and ailments. Funding for the project has been provided by the National Science Foundation.