Review: More frequent compared with less frequent chest radiographic screening may increase lung cancer mortality

March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p48
Academic Journal
The article examines if screening for lung cancer reduce lung cancer mortality. Randomized or nonrandomized controlled trials that examined the effect of screening for lung cancer in adults on lung cancer mortality were performed. Study quality measures included method of randomization, allocation concealment, blinding, and description of withdrawals and dropouts. It was concluded that screening for lung cancer with chest radiography plus sputum cytologic examination does not reduce lung cancer mortality compared with chest radiography screening alone.


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