African Americans in South Carolina with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are significantly less likely than Caucasians to receive surgical treatment for their disease, thus significantly reducing chances of survival. This reflects a national trend that Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and statewide partners hope to change with . . . → Read More: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Awarded $1.8 Million Federal Grant for Lung Cancer Study
By Dr. George R. Simon
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death among South Carolinians – more than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined. The goal of MUSC’s Thoracic Cancer Program is to offer comprehensive, efficient care for lung cancer patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
Our specialists offer state-of-the-art expertise in bronchoscopic techniques, minimally invasive . . . → Read More: MUSC Lung Cancer Patients Benefit From Multidisciplinary Care
11/4/10 – The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced major findings today from the National Lung Screening Test (NLST), a large national study, exploring whether low-dose helical CT scans vs. conventional chest X-ray reduced mortality from lung cancer.
NLST researchers found 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among trial participants screened with CT. An additional finding, which was . . . → Read More: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Announces Major Findings in Lung Screening Study