Week Ending April 26, 2021

Biomarker Testing Tool Empowers Patients With Lung Cancer
“Targeted therapy is changing cancer treatment. Testing the tumor tissue, blood or bodily fluid of someone with cancer reveals the levels of genomic biomarkers in the person’s cancer.”

Strategies for Optimizing Molecular Testing in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
“As genomic profiling becomes more and more essential as part of clinical decision making, clinicians are challenged to stay abreast of advancements in this space to improve patient outcomes and advance the field of precision oncology.”

It’s Time for Georgia to Address Health Inequities and Lung Cancer
“Lung cancer is called the “silent killer” because it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, is often diagnosed in later stages, and is surrounded by stigmas regarding cigarette smoking and tobacco use. Additionally, lung cancer has a much larger impact on communities of color, which is why we must work together to end social and health inequalities contributing to disparities in cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and research.”

AstraZeneca cooks up campaign with celebrity chef to raise lung cancer biomarker awareness
“AstraZeneca and celebrity chef Ming Tsai are teaming up for an online cooking session peppered with lung cancer information.”

Charleston VA receives grant to improve lung cancer screening, treatment
“CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Ralph H. Johnson Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) recently received a grant from the Lung Precision Oncology Program (LPOP) to improve lung cancer screening and treatment.”

Understanding Lung Cancer (Video)
“To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your Mayo Clinic Minute.”

New technology to improve lung cancer care at Freeman Health System
“JOPLIN, Mo. — A high tech way to pinpoint lung cancer will soon be an option for local patients.”

SSM Health Medical Minute – Bronchoscopy Can Better Detect Lung Cancer
“ST. LOUIS – A bronchoscopy is a visual examination of the airways using a narrow, flexible fiberscope inserted through the nose or mouth, or occasionally through a tracheostomy.”