BY Jim Newman

This fall, officials with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are debating the pros and cons of using low-dose CT scans to screen high-risk patients for early stage lung cancer, and whether to approve coverage for the screenings.

The decision may not be an easy one. It comes at a time in American medicine when experts are debating which tests are necessary and which are not. Last year, the United States Preventive...

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BY Jim Newman

Summer can be a quiet time at academic institutions, but things have been highly eventful for MD Anderson’s Breast Medical Oncology Department...