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Posts Tagged ‘lung cancer screening’

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May 20th, 2012

Podcast 156: Using low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in defined populations — a conversation with Peter Bach

Dr. Peter Bach is the first author on a new JAMA analysis of the benefits and harms of using low-dose CT screening  for lung cancer. The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology requested the systematic review to assist them in drawing up a clinical guideline. Join us in [...]


December 17th, 2010

Podcast 111: A look back on the year’s most clinically important developments.

Dr. Danielle Scheurer and Joe Elia have a free-form discussion on what’s happened over the past year. Links to those stories (and, sometimes, interviews) are attached here. If you’d like to suggest another, or comment on our selection, drop us a note in the comments field. Discussion-related links (they are all free links): Rivaroxaban [...]


November 9th, 2010

Podcast 108: CT screening for lung cancer

We talk with Dr. Denise Aberle, a principal investigator on the CT-for-lung-cancer-screening trial that the National Cancer Institute stopped last week. NCI stopped the trial when the trial’s monitoring committee found a 20% decrease in lung cancer deaths among those randomized to CT screening. Listen in for a fascinating look at what happens when [...]


November 5th, 2010

Podcast 107: Hospital falls and how to reduce them

Our conversation is with Dr. Patricia Dykes of Boston’s Partners HealthCare. She’s first author on a paper published in JAMA earlier this week. In her study of fall prevention in hospitals, she and her team randomized eight medical units in four Boston-area hospitals either to their usual standards of fall prevention or to use [...]


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