News

Catching lung cancer early

January 07, 2014

Lung cancer is a challenge to diagnose because when patients present with symptoms it is often advanced and difficult to treat. Through lung cancer screenings, doctors are able to detect issues sooner increasing the success of treatment. Jonathan Daniel, M.D., thoracic surgeon at Providence, explains the importance of getting screened and who meets the risk criteria. 

Who should be screened for lung cancer?

November 20, 2013

November is lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. As with colonoscopies and mammograms, regular lung cancer screenings could lower the overall death rate from cancer by helping to detect the disease at an earlier, more treatable stage. 

Screening for lung cancer

November 07, 2013

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. But that could change because now, like mammograms and colonoscopies, regular lung cancer screenings for people with risk factors may be an option. 

Federal advisers recommend yearly lung screening for older, high risk smokers

July 31, 2013

Federal government health experts recently released a draft report which said, for the first time, there is evidence screening of smokers may save them from dying of lung cancer.

Unregulated electronic cigarettes raise concerns for experts

March 25, 2013

People who use electronic cigarettes may believe they’re making a healthier smoking choice. But since e-cigarettes are unregulated at this time, it’s not fully known what’s in the vapor these non-tobacco cigarettes emit.

Chest Watch - bringing science education to life

March 04, 2013

Providence School Outreach hosted more than 125 high school students for a live “Chest Watch” surgery as Dr. John Handy performed an initial lung thoracoscopy and then lobectomy on a life-long smoker.

Lung cancer screening comes of age

January 16, 2013

Advanced imaging now leads to earlier detection and better outcomes. Which of your patients will benefit most from annual screening?

Lung cancer and baby boomers - what's the connection?

December 05, 2012

Even if boomers are able to kick the smoking habit – or even if they never smoked at all – they still may be at risk of lung cancer.

Tips for quitting smoking

November 13, 2012

In honor of The Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15, Dr. Jain explains why quitting is so hard and offers ways to help kick the habit.

Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma

November 12, 2012

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – and a good time to ask yourself a serious question: Could your house be giving you lung cancer? 

Lung cancer pilot study begins

August 20, 2012

Providence begins work on national lung cancer collaborative

Research offers great hope for advanced melanoma patients

June 06, 2012

Providence Cancer Center researchers study a unique approach, combining radiation and immunotherapy treatments.

Immune therapy may yield long-lasting treatment for many cancers

June 04, 2012

"There is still a long road ahead, but now it's lined with some successes," says Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D.

International partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb

May 29, 2012

Providence Cancer Center joins global collaboration, taking cancer treatment research to a new level.

Lung Cancer interview with Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D.

November 22, 2011

Dr. Sanborn discusses the prevalence, treatment and outcomes for lung cancer.

Providence Thoracic Surgery Program medical director receives award

February 22, 2011

Medical director of Providence Thoracic Surgery Program, John R. Handy, M.D., HonD, was the recipient of the Oregon Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award for 2011. Dr. Handy has been a resource and inspiration to many, as a dedicated Thoracic Surgeon in Oregon. Dr. Handy has been a leader in developing processes and protocols for patients who require Thoracic Surgery. He has been a leader in publishing his surgical outcome. He leads a Thoracic Oncology Conference and is available to physicians outside the metro area.