By Kathy Schuetz
UMGCC Web Site Editor
Last week, the NCI announced initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), which showed a 20 percent decrease in death from lung cancer among heavy smokers who had low-dose CT screening tests. While the study is the first to demonstrate that mortality from lung cancer can be reduced by screening older adult smokers, it also raises questions about who should be screened when and how often, and what screening guidelines may eventually be recommended.
UMGCC lung cancer experts will be available to answer these and other questions about lung cancer topics during a live video Web chat on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Log on and ask pose your questions to Dr. Richard Battafarano, associate professor of Surgery and the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Dr. Martin Edelman, professor of Medicine and the director of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Greenebaum Cancer Center.
When: Wednesday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m.
In the coming months, we plan to feature other UMMC doctors, who will answer your questions on a variety of health topics. If you have ideas for topics you’d like to see covered, let us know by e-mailing us at: (firstname.lastname@example.org) and remember to tune in live on November 10th!