The $49 million recently granted by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) shows how the agency makes Texas a leader in cancer research. The most recent round of awards goes toward drug discovery, childhood cancer research, expanding access to clinical trials, and much more.
Medicare has announced expanded coverage for lung cancer screening using low-dose, computed tomography (CT), the only recommended screening test for the disease. The federal Medicare agency lowered the starting age for low-dose CT scans, as well as the annual threshold of packs of cigarettes smoked.
The last thing a nonsmoking asymptomatic female physician expects during her usual hourly aerobic exercise is a phone call from her internist about a “spiculated lung nodule.” There was no need for the rest of the radiologist’s sentence: “suspicious for malignancy.”
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