LUNG ALERT: CT screening for lung cancer not shown to reduce mortality

Hodgson, David
July 2007
Thorax;Jul2007, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p607
Academic Journal
The article cites a study on the impact of CT screening on lung cancer cases and mortality. The study was conducted on asymptomatic smokers aged between 50 and 80 and their frequency of lung cancer events compared with a previously validated model. The study showed that out of 3246 patients screened, 144 cases of lung cancer were diagnosed. It is stated that the findings of the study has raised concern about implementing CT screening as a reliable method in diagnosis for lung cancer.


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