Thoracic Oncology

In brief: what’s new and notable in thoracic oncology

Explore a podcast on the best approach for management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax, a checklist for employing biomarker testing in patients with advanced lung cancer, and an online course on the nuances of radiographic imaging.


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VISUAL ABSTRACT

This study compared cardiopulmonary responses in people with electronic nicotine delivery system use and people with cigarette use after 15 minutes of use.

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Thoracic oncology resources for patients and clinicians

Clinician education resources to explore

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ONLINE COURSE

Thoracic Radiology: Imaging for Clinicians

This course covers topics such as imaging of diffuse lung diseases, evaluation of pleural and mediastinal abnormalities seen on radiographic imaging, and more.

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BITE-SIZED LEARNING

CHEST Curriculum Pathways for Lung Cancer

Improve your expertise in lung cancer diagnosis and management, and claim up to 33.5 hours of credit.

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PLAYER HUB

Game of Nodules

Test your knowledge by facing multiple levels of challenging clinical questions about treating patients with lung nodules.


Lung scans and previews of the biomarker checklists

Biomarker testing for advanced lung cancer

Watch videos on biomarker testing and its illustrated improved outcomes; best practices for balancing diagnosis, staging, and tissue for testing; metrics of success/best practices and collaborations for biomarker testing programs; a new clinician checklist designed to enhance biomarker testing for patients with non-small cell lung cancer; and more.

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4 HOURS

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Supported in part by AstraZeneca, Sanofi, and Pfizer.

Lung scans and previews of the biomarker checklists

Thoracic oncology news and notes

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PULMONOLOGY DATA TRENDS 2023

Lung Cancer Screening: A Need for Adjunctive Testing
Explore infographics on low-dose computed tomography vs standard chest radiograph scanning, a review of lung cancer biomarkers, and the potential benefits of using biomarkers for detecting lung cancer.

CHEST DAILY NEWS

Session highlights enduring lung cancer disparities, potential solutions
A panel of experts cited the latest statistics and discussed possible causes and solutions.

PLEURAL DISEASE SECTION

Updated pleural disease guidelines from the British Thoracic Society
The new guidelines focus on spontaneous pneumothorax, undiagnosed unilateral pleural effusion, pleural infections, and malignant pleural effusion.

LUNG CANCER SECTION

Environmental and occupational risk factors for lung cancer
The factors contributing to lung cancer occurrence have become more complex due to increased industrialization and worsening environmental pollution.

ULTRASOUND & CHEST IMAGING SECTION

Upper airway ultrasound: Easy to learn, facile to use!
Point-of-care ultrasound can serve as an adjunct to traditional airway checklists and help intensivists/anesthesiologists identify potentially difficult laryngoscopies, among other benefits.

CHEST ADVOCATES

Serving and Smoking: A conversation on tobacco use in the military
Read insights from Anne Melzer, MD, MS, whose research is focused primarily on promoting smoking cessation for patients with chronic lung diseases and who are at high risk of lung cancer.

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