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CT lung scans can decrease rates of lung cancer deaths

University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, have determined that lung cancer screenings using a low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) scan can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent.

The latest findings, led by researcher Timothy R. Church, Ph.D., from the School of Public Health’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences, is published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Lung cancer is the largest contributor to cancer mortality rates, and for years experts have tried to determine the most optimal ways to decrease deaths from the disease through more accurate and effective screening. Now, according to Church and his colleagues, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has shown screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) – rather than chest radiography – can reduce mortality from lung cancer.

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Nanomedicine meets lung cancer at U of M

At the University’s new AeroCore Center, the medicine is small but its potential is huge. At the AeroCore Center, researchers from across the U of M have partnered to find a better way to eradicate dangerous lung cancer cells with a simple process: inhalation of nanoparticles.

Okay, maybe their solution isn’t so simple …

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